2016 Ford Ranger US Rumors, Spy Shots and Specs

The 2016 Ford Ranger pickup truck was spied while undergoing some testings in the mountains of Colorado. Reports said that the test mule was wearing minimal camouflage while boasting new front fascia along with new interior design. Rumors has it the GM is trying to overhaul the global Ford Ranger to fit the U.S. market, considering the fast-growing market in the compact pickup truck segment.

2016 Ford Ranger Prototype

The midcycle face-lift could be seen as a new chance for Ford to better tailor the Ranger for U.S. tastes — just as GM overhauled its global Colorado pickup specifically for the U.S. market. Of course, it would be very interesting to see the Ranger hit the U.S. market in light of the increased focus on smaller trucks from GM, Nissan and a new Toyota Tacoma likely in the works. But we know that’s unlikely.

2016 Ford Ranger in Motion

Exterior

2016 Ford Ranger will come with smaller body and it will be produced with two-door cabin  and with four-door  cabin (extended version). Elements of this new truck will be made out of aluminum and light high-strength steel. How the vehicle will be made with this light materials, its own weight will get lighter. This will also affect vehicle’s  fuel economy.  New 2016 Ford Ranger will have fog lights on the bumper, modern headlights on the side and high quality lights on the back. Its trailer will come with electrical outlets and some additional equipment. Size of wheels will be 15 inches. It will have towing capacity of 3,000 pounds.

2016 Ford Ranger Prototype Side View

Interior

Interior will use new materials, comfortable seats and enriched features. Safety of the 2016 Ford Ranger is put to a higher level. The car was even 5 star safeties, which puts it in line highly secure vehicles. Luggage space is very spacious, with capacity of 1000 pounds, which is why they find a highly functional pickup truck.

Powertrain

2016 Ford Ranger will have a wide offer of power. One of the most favorite and most effective to offer is 2.0-liter EcoBoost engine. This engine generates a speed of up to 240 horsepower with 270 lb feet of torque. Identical engine is already driving a Ford Edge model. Performances related to fuel economy are as follows: 21 mpg for city driving and 30 mpg for highway use. The offer will also find the very brand-new 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo-charging engine with direct injection. This powerful driving force will be able to produce speeds of up to 285 horsepower with 305 lb feet of torque. Both these engines are an excellent choice for this vehicle. Drive the car will be on all four wheels. The hybrid model of 2016 Ford Ranger is also in preparation by a combination of existing starters and electric motors. In addition to excellent rating in fuel consumption and safety, the car will also have excellent ecological characteristics.

2016 Ford Ranger Spy Shots

2016 Ford Ranger Release Date and Price

The 2016 Ford Ranger is expected to be introduced sometime in 2015 as 2016 model year. Competition will come from well-known brands such as Toyota Hilux, Tacoma, Colorado and Navara. Base model should cost roughly $18,500. More updates will come as the launch timing closing in.

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