About a month ago, Ford made it known that the Ranger will be updated with a brand new model and it is due to arrive this year. The Ranger is a pickup truck developed for the Asia Pacific market and it is something car junkies at that region to look ahead to.
The announcement of the future Ford Ranger was made together with the launching of the vehicle’s teaser video. Well, consumers don’t have to rely much on the video as now; there is a spy shot of the upcoming Ranger doing the rounds on the internet.
The vehicle was spotted running some tests in the streets of Thailand and it is believed to be the Wildtrack trim of the future Ranger. This is evident since the pickup truck features a darkened front grille and bumper, roof bars and decals to complete the typical Wildtrak offering.
While the spy shot only manage to share the Ranger’s exterior, there is no doubt that the interior will be completed with the SYNC 2 infotainment system.
Under the hood, the Ford Ranger will be a lot like the Ford Atlas. The pickup truck will be offered with two different engine options and they are the Duratorq TCDi 4-cylinder that develops 148hp and 375Nm of torque and the 3.2L 5-cylinder turbodiesel that develops 197hp and 470Nm of torque.
The horsepower will be pumped through the Getrag-designed MT82 six-speed manual transmission or the 6R80 six-speed automatic gearbox, depending on the consumer’s preference.
While it all sounds great, it is unfortunate that nobody has a clue on the specific date where the next-gen Ranger will get launched. By the looks of things, fans of the pickup truck can expect Ford to release the Ranger probably before June this year.