Following previously released spy images and teasers, the American automaker, Ford, has finally decided to unveil the 2015 model year Ranger. Despite designated as the 2015 model year vehicle, the car looks more like a facelift of the outgoing model. This can be seen clearly on the spy images of the car. Speaking of the spy images, by the way, they are now massively spread all over the internet.
Now, what is more interesting is what the car is going to have beneath its engine bonnet. For a start, it is said that Ford will equip the 2015 Ranger facelift with an improved version of its 3.2L 5-cylinder Duratorq TDCi engine which runs on solar for fuel. Word is, the engine is going to be mated to either a 6-speed manual or automatic gearbox and that it will deliver 200 HP of power and 470 Nm of torque.
For an alternative to the aforementioned engine, customers interested in the car in question can also go for a 2.2L 4-cylinder Duratorq TDCi engine, which is also a diesel engine. This one should burst 160 HP of power and 385 Nm of torque. A more efficient variant of the model has even been reported to be in the work and this one will have its fuel efficiency boosted by some 22%. Yet, for customers looking for a petrol vehicle, they may want to consider the 2.5L variant of the 2015 Ranger from Ford. This one comes with a petrol Duratec engine and delivers 166 HP and 225 Nm of power and torque in total.
The American company is also equipping the 4×4 variant of its Ranger model with a transfer case that can be controlled electronically as well as a low range 4×4 gearing. Thanks to these components, the car has a total towing capacity of 3,500 kg.
The 2015 Ford Ranger facelift will be built in Argentina, South Africa and Thailand. It will go on sale at approximately the third quarter this year and will reportedly feature such amenities as the company’s SYNC 2 vehicle infotainment system that features a touchscreen display measuring 8 inches diagonally, emergency brake assistance, adaptive load control, hill descent control, hill launch assist, forward collision alert, parking assist at the front and rear ends of the vehicle, lane keeping aid, lane departure warning system, adaptive cruise control and also a lot more assist and safety functions.