The latest announcement about the release of the 2017 Ford Ranger really got people attracted to the trendy brand making a return. The American automaker really amazed its fans with the statement that the new model Ranger has been in the production stage, which is planned to release during late 2016 or early 2017. The current Ranger got much of its fame in the United States market and it is expected that the new model will also retain the same status in the country.
Several of the compact trucks in the United States were discontinued or their production was stopped during 2012, as the fame has shrunken and those types of trucks were kicked in the cutback. However, the 2015 year marked an immense return for GM models, as one at a time have started returning. Ford determined not to waste any more time and thus the current Ford Ranger has been given a refurbish and the redesigned model will make its official emergence in 2016 or in 2017.
2017 Ford Ranger Changes, Exterior
The American automaker will build the next generation Ford Ranger on the Ford Atlas Platform that will offer it a jagged and hostile exterior look. The outside panels have been made out of lightweight materials, like aluminum and high potent steel. This will greatly lessen the overall body weight of the new model Ranger. Additionally, the new vehicle will be a little wider and longer that the departing model.
The 2017 model Ranger comes with a freshly designed grille, front and rear bumpers and with new superior chassis. The front headlamps and the rear tail lamps will be sharper and ambient, and both are designed with the LED expertise. The new Ranger also comes with an extended wheelbase when compared to that of the outgoing model.
2017 Ford Ranger Interior
The interior will be completely redesigned. This time, the cabin of the vehicle will be roomier, more lavish and more comfortable than that of the previous model. As the cabin comes with more space, all occupants of the vehicle will get adequate leg space and headspace. There will be additional cargo space, as well.
The seats within the cabin are likely to be made out of best fabric material. It comes equipped with heated power front seats, with screens for backseat passengers. Other predictable high-tech inside features available with the 2017 model Ranger includes:
Temperature control system.
Wireless phone charging.
Air conditioning system.
Modern infotainment system.
Traffic control features.
Sufficient security and safety features will also be accessible within the cabin of the 2017 Ranger and it will be ready with a rear camera to assist with the parking of the car.
The new Ford Ranger 2017 would get its essential power and torque from three different engines, thus getting three different powertrain figures.
The first will be a five-cylinder, TDCi powertrain with the displacement of 3.2 liters to deliver the 2017 Ranger the maximum power of 197 ponies and the maximum twist of 345 pounds per foot. By applying newest technologies in sharing of exhaust gasses, fuel expenses are condensed by 18 %. The predictable mileage of the new vehicle will be 21 mpg within the city and 30 mpg on the highways. Another option is the innovative TDCi Duratorq diesel powertrain with the capacity of 2.2 liters. This will produce a maximum power of 158 ponies and the maximum twist of 285 pounds per foot. Through this powertrain, there will be an improved fuel competence of 22 %.
The third 2017 Ford Ranger engine will be a direct injection Duratec petrol unit with the displacement of 2.5 liters. This powertrain will produce a maximum power of 163 ponies and a maximum twist of 165 pounds per foot. All three power plants will be attached with a six-rate automated transmission and all of them will be designed with the Start / Stop feature. The 2017 Ranger will be equipped with the all-wheel drive configuration as standard and the 4×2 drive configuration as an option. Consistent with latest rumors, the new model Ford Ranger will be released with a hybrid variant. It would come equipped with an EcoBoost, turbocharged direct injection powertrain with the displacement of 2.3 liters. The powertrain will be combined with a powerful electric motor to assist the new vehicle to offer superior performance and better fuel economy.
Price and release date
The 2017 Ford Ranger release date is expected to be during the last quarter of 2016 or the first quarter of 2017. The starting price of the vehicle is estimated to be $ 20,000 and it will increase to $ 50,000, consistent with the trim levels.
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2017 Ford Ranger Photos