2015 Ford Ranger Facelift has been revealed via 90 secinds film on company's official YouTube channel. Basically, everything that one needs to know is on display in this video. The sad news is that this pick up will be distributed only in Asia Pacific, South Africa, Europe, and Latin America, so North American fans won't have the advantage of owning it. It is definitely an advantage to have the Ranger facelift and there are several reasons for that.
First, Ford calls this pick up tough and smart because it combines robust capability, craftsmanship and advanced technology. It has a brand new front end that is stylish and more modern-looking, and it also features an updated interior with smart, functional and practical equipment. The bold looking exterior of this Ranger is due to the more muscular-like hood that seamlessly flows into a strong new trapezoidal grille. In its sides are positioned the new projector headlamps.
Secondly, the updates throughout the exterior are continued inside. For instance, horizontal lines run across the width of the cab and frame the central eight-inch touchscreen. The dual-TFT instrument cluster will deliver important data about the vehicle, entertainment, navigation and climate control.
Next, the capability of the vehicle is not only due to its dimensions, but also due to the robust electronically controlled transfer case which allows a shift between 4x4 to 4x2 mode, and the opposite. This happens effortlessly via knob on the center console.
Furthermore, advanced technology is also featured in abundance here. We have the SYNC 2 in-car connectivity system, the eight-inch touchscreen, the 240-volt power socket and many more. Driver assist features such as Lane Keeping Alert and Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Alert as well as Front and Rear Park Assist will additionally help the person behind the steering wheel.
At last but not least, the Ranger can show-off with impressive power, payload and towing capacity. There are four engines to choose from and all are mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
At the top of the range sits the 3.2-liter Duratorq five-cylinder TDCi diesel unit. Its efficiency has been improved by 18 percent, while the horsepower remains at its best: 200 kW (147 kW). Thee torque is rated at 470 Nm (347 lb-ft).
The next two powerplants are the 2.2-liter Duratorq four-cylinder TDCi diesel and the 2.2-liter petrol engine, that generate 160 hp (118 kW) and 385 Nm (284 lb-ft) of torque. The last engine is the 2.5-liter Duratec petrol one generating 166 hp (122 kW) and 225 Nm (166 lb-ft) of torque.
Video Source: YouTube