After many teasers and spy pictures, the next-generation Ford Ranger pickup has lastly been revealed. The truck is making its world debut, so the truck we’ll see within the U.S. might have some gentle look modifications, and never all the engine choices will probably be accessible right here. However usually, that is the brand new Ranger, and it ought to look principally the identical.

We have already seen numerous the Ranger from the surface, due to the aforementioned spy pictures and teasers. It is way more square-shouldered than the previous mannequin, and the entrance fascia is a mix of Maverick and F-150 cues. These headlights will probably be accessible with matrix LEDs in order that parts can dim for oncoming visitors, although we doubt the performance will probably be accessible within the U.S. The edges get some sweeping character strains that comply with by way of to the rear fenders. These fenders additionally function new built-in steps for simpler mattress entry, a bit just like the bumper steps seen on GM vehicles and the Hyundai Santa Cruz. The tailgate could have an accessible work bench, too, like on the F-150.

The inside is a significant improve over the previous mannequin, and the obvious change is the introduction of an enormous vertical contact display screen. It is accessible in two sizes, 10.1 or 12 inches. It’s totally effectively built-in within the sprint, flanked by vertical air vents with funky detailed slats. It seems a digital instrument cluster will probably be accessible, too. Within the middle console is an digital shifter, changing the extra mechanical unit on the outgoing Ranger.

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Full Ranger dimensions have not been given, however it must be just like the outgoing mannequin. The wheelbase has been elevated by just below 2 inches, and the observe has been elevated by the identical quantity. The chassis has been considerably revised, too. Ford claims it’ll journey higher, as effectively, as a result of rear shocks being positioned outdoors of the body rails.

The engine bay has been made roomier with the chassis updates, which makes room for the newly accessible 3.0-liter diesel V6, which we presume is just like the 250-horsepower unit within the F-150. Additionally accessible will probably be 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder engines with both single or twin turbochargers. The one gasoline engine introduced is the two.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder we’re conversant in. Of those engines, the gasoline four-cylinder is a shoe-in for the U.S. market. The diesel four-cylinders will undoubtedly not be supplied right here, and the diesel V6 appears unlikely however not not possible if it’s the F-150 engine. Extra probably can be a turbocharged gasoline V6 like within the Ford Bronco. Transmissions on provide will probably be a 10-speed automated and a six-speed guide. We’re not holding our breath for the guide within the U.S., however it’s once more not not possible, for the reason that Bronco is out there with a guide.

To know for certain, we’ll have to attend for official U.S. specs. Hopefully we’ll get them across the similar time as manufacturing and availability particulars. The abroad Rangers will start manufacturing at factories in Thailand and South Africa subsequent yr. American Rangers will most likely proceed to be constructed on the Michigan manufacturing unit the place they’re at present.

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