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Old 07-11-2016, 06:56 PM   #1
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2018 Ford Ranger

Have seen some information on the re-introduction of the Ford Ranger in 2018. Looks like it may be an aluminum body, which will nice and light for towing. Not sure on the transfer case with regards to a neutral position similar to the F-150.

Does anyone have additional information?
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From what I have read, it will based on the Ranger that the rest of the world is getting. You might check out some of the sites in other countries.
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Checked the UK version but couldn't get much technical information on it.
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A quick search of world-wide Ford websites gives you quite a bit of information about the Ranger, but I wonder how much that will make it to the US version.

Here's a little bit from an Australian automotive website:

"Given that this will be a new generation of the 2017 Ford Ranger Review, consumers will be provided with a choice of four distinctive engine options. Of the options, there will only be a singular gasoline fueled engine that will be in the form of a five cylinder 2.5 liter unit that will deliver upwards of 164 horsepower and 166 pounds per feet of torque. The diesel power unit offerings are more diverse, with the turbo diesel four cylinder 2.2 liter unit being the standout. This unit will be able to deliver either 158 horsepower and 284 pounds per feet of torque or a reduced 129 horsepower for an enhanced fuel economy rating. The final option that is available is that of a turbo diesel five cylinder 3.2 liter unit that is capable of a maximum output of 197 horsepower and 347 pounds per feet of torque. All of the power unit options will be able to be paired with either an automatic or manual six speed transmission. Additionally, the engine and transmission options will find themselves coupled with the options of both AWD and RWD."

This is supposed to be a picture of the Ranger, but it looks a lot like the Chevy Colorado.

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It does bear a similarity to the Colorado.
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Some of the reading indicates they are going to the aluminum body for the US, but it appears that the foreign versions are currently steel. If it were just an import, not sure why they would wait two more years. I am thinking/hoping that aluminum is used along with a transfer case with a neutral position for towing. I think it would make a great tow vehicle and can be used off-road as well. Not a big Jeep fan, especially with the very poor crash ratings they have.
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