Ford was spotted testing the Ranger at high altitudes around Colorado and this is the second sighting of the car in the U.S.
Although extensive camouflage has masked out any visual highlights of the new model, sources state that the styling will be in-line with the current F-150. This vehicle will be underpinned by a reworked version of the present T6 platform that’s in use by the European-spec Ranger. Powering the next Ranger will be a range of four and six cylinder EcoBoost motors, and there’s a possibility that a diesel engine could make it to the line-up too.
Furthermore, it is believed that a new ten-speed automatic transmission, currently under development with expertise from GM, will be introduced. Ford is also expected to offer the Ranger with two and four wheel drive options eventually. Ford’s new Ranger is being engineered at their Australian research unit and will roll off their plant in Michigan, U.S. It is speculated that this truck will hit the U.S. market sometime next year after it is showcased at the 2018 Detroit Motor Show. Stay tuned for more information.