Ford launched the updated latest generation Ranger pick-up truck in UAE, sometime in 2016. The new Ranger brings in fresher and bolder styling and the overall design is very contemporary. The large hexagonal grille along with the angular headlamps helps create an imposing face that suits the truck’s rugged nature rather well.
On the inside, the rugged feel of the Ranger’s exteriors are carried over and the simple and straight-forward design makes for a pleasant cabin space. There is enough space all-around and the seats are of the right size and are comfortable to be in. What spoils the party a bit are the excessive use of hard plastics all though the cabin, that somewhat gives the Ranger a built-to-cost feel.
Under the hood, a slew of engines are on offer – 2.5L 4-cylinder petrol with an output of 161HP and 225Nm of torque that is coupled to a 5-speed manual transmission. Also available are three diesel engines – 2.2L 4-cylinder diesel with 148HP and 375Nm of torque, a slightly higher output version of the 2.2L diesel with 158HP and 385Nm of torque and the range topping 3.2L 5-cylinder diesel with 197HP and 470Nm of torque. All the diesel engine options can be had with either a 6-speed AT or a 6-speed manual transmission. Being a truck intended to carry cargo, the ride is a bit on the harsher side while at highway speeds, there is a bit of bounciness in the way the Ranger rides – especially when the cargo bay is not loaded up.
Available in Commercial, XL, XLT, Limited and WildTrack variants, the Ranger can be had in 4×2 or 4×4 options (4×4 being standard on the Limited and WildTrack 3.2L variants) and there are three body styles on offer – regular cab, RAP cab and double cab – and all these options provide a really diverse range of Rangers to choose from. Dual front airbags is standard across the range, while ABS is available as an option even on the commercial variant.
|Engine||V5 3.2L 4WD|
|Transmission/Gearbox||Automatic & Manual|
|No. Of Gears||6A/6M|
|Front Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
|Rear Brakes||Disc (ABS)|
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