2018 Ford Ranger FX4 Review, Level 2, Jet Black Color – Ford current Ranger FX4 is based on their T6 platform that has been invented in Australia specifically for it. So far we thought that the US edition of this truck, which will be released with the 2018 Ford Ranger FX4, will use the same platform. It appears that this is not the situation. Actually, Australia has tasked again with creating the new generation Ranger FX4 along with the forthcoming Bronco. Both will share the same chassis, running gear and search engines. While not much information can be obtained, Ford did say a few words concerning the forthcoming Ranger FX4 and what it will feature.
2018 FORD Ranger FX4 REVIEW AND PRICE
For starters, the new model is going to get a different front suspension while keeping the solid axle at the rear. They also said that thanks to the knowledge Ford has thanks to developing the aluminum F-150, the new Ranger FX4 will receive some of the lightweight characteristics of the bigger truck. We’re pretty sure that this implies that the Ranger FX4 will be given a high strength steel chassis on which a steel cottage will be used. However, some body panels like the doors, fenders, hood and even the bed, might be made out of aluminum. This will allow saving weight without having to spend all that much on developing new technologies. Its price is likely going to hover around $22000 which is also where the main rivals are.
The current Ranger FX4 has a lot of influences from Fors International models. The 2018 Ford Ranger FX4, on the other hand, will likely remove all that. Instead, we expect it to receive a more muscular design, more similar to what can be found on the bigger truck. This is because the US market has different expectations and it is safe to presume that Ford will try their very best to please it. The front end might get cues from the Explorer and new Expedition while the cabin will surely get some from the new F-150.
While the European model is excellent, the US version will have to please a very different sector. For starters, expect it to offer more room than its International counterpart. This may be accomplished by using a wider overall chassis that is not impossible. The truck should also profit from new technologies and features which will improve its utility. Things like an automated trailer steering system or a 360-degree camera system are both expected to be viewed on the production model.
There’s absolutely no question about the fact that the US market prefers petrol engines. However, this trend began to shift in the recent years so the 2018 Ford Ranger FX4 will more than likely come with engines to satisfy both parties. The base truck might use a 2 liter turbocharged inline 4 petrol engine that could develop up to 245 horsepower and 275 lb-ft of torque. If this will happen then we’re certain that its price will increase quite a bit over what was rumored.
A naturally aspirated 2.5-liter unit may be used after all. Further up the range, a twin-turbo V6 is really a possibility as well. The engine most are searching for though is the 3.2 liters inline 5 diesel. This is not going to be discontinued but it will be upgraded. So far it appears that it may be tweaked to deliver around 200 horsepower and over 350 lb-ft of torque. Like the bigger F-150, the Ranger FX4 will also receive the 10-speed automatic but only as an alternative.