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Ford Adds Over 360,000 Vehicles To Takata Airbag Recall 19
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Ford, Ford Edge, Ford Expedition, Ford Fusion, Ford Mustang, ford ranger, Lincoln, Lincoln MKX, Lincoln MKZ, Lincoln Navigator, Mercury, Mercury Milan, Recalls, Reports on 01 19th, 2018


Ford is recalling even more models equipped with faulty airbag inflators supplied by Takata. The latest action, which is part of the NHTSA's planned expansion, counts a total of 364,523 vehicles, 327,796 of which are in the United States and federalized territories, and 36,727 in Canada.
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2019 Ford Ranger Wants To Become America’s Default Midsize Truck 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Ford has revealed the hotly-anticipated Ranger midsize pickup truck at the Detroit Auto Show.

Fueled by the growing demand for midsize trucks in the US, Ford developed the new Ranger specifically for North American customers, making it also the first time the Ranger nameplate is offered in these parts of the world since 2011.

Based on a steel frame, the new Ford Ranger comes with an independent front and a solid rear axle from Dana on both 2WD and 4WD models, offering as an option an electronic-locking rear differential (standard on FX2 and FX4 models) for better off-road traction.

Power is provided from the familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that’s upgraded with a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chain-driven dual overhead cams for added durability. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is the only option and a class-exclusive feature. Ford hasn’t released any performance figures yet.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

If off-road performance is important to you, Ford will offer the new Ranger with the FX4 Off-Road Package which features more capable shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate and skid plates and an innovative Terrain Management system with four different driving modes. The FX4 pack also introduces Ford’s new Trail Control technology, which is like cruise control but designed for low speeds on rugged terrains.

The new Ford Ranger will also offer a long list of driver-assist and safety systems, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System, Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage, Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Production of the all-new Ford Ranger will start late this year at the company’s Michigan Assembly Plant, with sales set to begin in early 2019.

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2019 Ford Ranger Wants To Become America’s Default Midsize Truck 15
Jan
Posted by Michael Karkafiris in Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Ford has revealed the hotly-anticipated Ranger midsize pickup truck at the Detroit Auto Show.

Fueled by the growing demand for midsize trucks in the US, Ford developed the new Ranger specifically for North American customers, making it also the first time the Ranger nameplate is offered in these parts of the world since 2011.

Based on a steel frame, the new Ford Ranger comes with an independent front and a solid rear axle from Dana on both 2WD and 4WD models, offering as an option an electronic-locking rear differential (standard on FX2 and FX4 models) for better off-road traction.

Power is provided from the familiar 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that’s upgraded with a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chain-driven dual overhead cams for added durability. A 10-speed automatic gearbox is the only option and a class-exclusive feature. Ford hasn’t released any performance figures yet.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

If off-road performance is important to you, Ford will offer the new Ranger with the FX4 Off-Road Package which features more capable shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate and skid plates and an innovative Terrain Management system with four different driving modes. The FX4 pack also introduces Ford’s new Trail Control technology, which is like cruise control but designed for low speeds on rugged terrains.

The new Ford Ranger will also offer a long list of driver-assist and safety systems, including Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System, Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage, Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Production of the all-new Ford Ranger will start late this year at the company’s Michigan Assembly Plant, with sales set to begin in early 2019.

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2019 Ford Ranger Available In 8 Different Colors, Loves The Outdoors 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Since its unveiling prior to the 2018 North American International Auto Show, we’ve learned that the all-new Ford Ranger will be available in 8 different colors, spread across nine configurations in total.

So whether you go for the SuperCab or the SuperCrew version, you’ll be able to get it in either XL, XL Chrome, STX, XLT, XLT Chrome, XLT Sport, Lariat, Lariat Chrome or Lariat Sport.

Available colors include Saber Orange, like the press release car, Lightning Blue, Hot Pepper Red, Absolute Black, Magnetic Gray, Ingot Silver, White Platinum and Oxford White.

Buyers who require increased off-road capability from their new Ranger can opt for the FX4 package, which features bash and skid plates for undercarriage protection, all-terrain tires and a status screen on which you can monitor pitch and roll, as well as the steering angle.

Other options include the 8″ SYNC3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AC power outlets, a premium audio system and 4G LTE WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices.

As for active safety, the 2019 Ranger comes with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, while Adaptive Cruise Control, Reverse Sensing, Blind Spot Information and Pedestrian Detection are also available.

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2019 Ford Ranger Available In 8 Different Colors, Loves The Outdoors 15
Jan
Posted by Sergiu Tudose in Ford, ford ranger, Galleries, new cars, Trucks on 01 15th, 2018


Since its unveiling prior to the 2018 North American International Auto Show, we’ve learned that the all-new Ford Ranger will be available in 8 different colors, spread across nine configurations in total.

So whether you go for the SuperCab or the SuperCrew version, you’ll be able to get it in either XL, XL Chrome, STX, XLT, XLT Chrome, XLT Sport, Lariat, Lariat Chrome or Lariat Sport.

Available colors include Saber Orange, like the press release car, Lightning Blue, Hot Pepper Red, Absolute Black, Magnetic Gray, Ingot Silver, White Platinum and Oxford White.

Buyers who require increased off-road capability from their new Ranger can opt for the FX4 package, which features bash and skid plates for undercarriage protection, all-terrain tires and a status screen on which you can monitor pitch and roll, as well as the steering angle.

Other options include the 8″ SYNC3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, AC power outlets, a premium audio system and 4G LTE WiFi hotspot for up to 10 devices.

As for active safety, the 2019 Ranger comes with Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist and Lane Departure Warning, while Adaptive Cruise Control, Reverse Sensing, Blind Spot Information and Pedestrian Detection are also available.

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Ford Ranger Returns To America With A Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine 14
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Ford, ford ranger, Ford Videos, new cars, Top 5, Trucks, video on 01 14th, 2018


Hours after Chevrolet introduced the 2019 Silverado, Ford is firing back by unveiling the all-new Ranger.

Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show, the Ranger will join the reinvigorated mid-size truck market that is currently being dominated by the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.

The Ranger’s front fascia is dominated by a relatively small grille which can be flanked by optional LED headlights. Designers also installed a bulging hood, front fender vents, and muscular wheels arches. Other styling features include vertical taillights and a tailgate with stamped “RANGER” lettering.

Three different trim levels will be available – XL, XLT, and Lariat – and they will be joined by Chrome and Sport appearance packages. Regardless of which trim level is selected, the Ranger will only be offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations.

Perhaps the most notable option is the FX4 Off-Road Package which adds special shocks, all-terrain tires, and a “heavy-gauge steel front bash plate.” The off-road features don’t stop there as the package also includes a Terrain Management System with four modes and an all-new Trail Control system which keeps the truck at a slow and steady pace when off-roading.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a thick-rimmed steering wheel and a high-tech instrument cluster with two LCD displays. The model also features metallic accents and what appears to be painted trim on the dashboard.

An assortment of options will be available including an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as the Ford+Alexa personal assistant. Other notable options include AC power outlets, a premium audio system, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot which supports up to 10 devices.

Ford was coy on technical specifications but confirmed the Ranger will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that is connected to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive will be standard while four-wheel drive will be optional.

Besides confirming EcoBoost power, Ford said the truck has a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and a double-wishbone suspension with monotube shocks. Other highlights include parabolic rear leaf springs and underbody skid plates on four-wheel drive models.

On the safety front, the Ranger offers Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Lane Departure Warning system. The model can also be outfitted with Adaptive Cruise Control, a Reverse Sensing System, a Blind Spot Information System, and Pedestrian Detection.

The Ford Ranger will go on sale in the United States early next year and additional information will be released closer to launch.

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Ford Ranger Returns To America With A Turbocharged Four-Cylinder Engine 14
Jan
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Detroit-Auto-Show, featured, Ford, ford ranger, Ford Videos, new cars, Top 5, Trucks, video on 01 14th, 2018


Hours after Chevrolet introduced the 2019 Silverado, Ford is firing back by unveiling the all-new Ranger.

Set to debut at the North American International Auto Show, the Ranger will join the reinvigorated mid-size truck market that is currently being dominated by the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma.

The Ranger’s front fascia is dominated by a relatively small grille which can be flanked by optional LED headlights. Designers also installed a bulging hood, front fender vents, and muscular wheels arches. Other styling features include vertical taillights and a tailgate with stamped “RANGER” lettering.

Three different trim levels will be available – XL, XLT, and Lariat – and they will be joined by Chrome and Sport appearance packages. Regardless of which trim level is selected, the Ranger will only be offered in SuperCab and SuperCrew configurations.

Perhaps the most notable option is the FX4 Off-Road Package which adds special shocks, all-terrain tires, and a “heavy-gauge steel front bash plate.” The off-road features don’t stop there as the package also includes a Terrain Management System with four modes and an all-new Trail Control system which keeps the truck at a slow and steady pace when off-roading.

Moving into the cabin, drivers will find a thick-rimmed steering wheel and a high-tech instrument cluster with two LCD displays. The model also features metallic accents and what appears to be painted trim on the dashboard.

An assortment of options will be available including an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility as well as the Ford+Alexa personal assistant. Other notable options include AC power outlets, a premium audio system, and a 4G LTE WiFi hotspot which supports up to 10 devices.

Ford was coy on technical specifications but confirmed the Ranger will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that is connected to a class-exclusive 10-speed automatic transmission. Rear-wheel drive will be standard while four-wheel drive will be optional.

Besides confirming EcoBoost power, Ford said the truck has a fully boxed high-strength steel frame and a double-wishbone suspension with monotube shocks. Other highlights include parabolic rear leaf springs and underbody skid plates on four-wheel drive models.

On the safety front, the Ranger offers Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, and a Lane Departure Warning system. The model can also be outfitted with Adaptive Cruise Control, a Reverse Sensing System, a Blind Spot Information System, and Pedestrian Detection.

The Ford Ranger will go on sale in the United States early next year and additional information will be released closer to launch.

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Ford Tells Certain Ranger Owners To Stop Driving Truck After New Takata Deaths 12
Jan
Posted by Cristian Gnaticov in Accidents, Ford, ford ranger, Recalls, Reports on 01 12th, 2018


Ford is advising owners of certain Rangers to stop driving them and contact an authorized dealer to change the defective Takata airbags as soon as possible.

The action is part of a larger Takata airbag-related recall, which includes several automakers from across the globe, and involves around approximately 3,000 units of the 2006MY pickups.

According to the carmaker, the vehicles were put together at Twin Cities Assembly Plant from August 10 to December 15, 2005, and they include 2,712 examples in the United States and federalized territories, and 190 in Canada.

The recall represents Ford’s response to two fatalities caused by the driver airbag inflators supplied by Takata. The first one was reported in January 2016, and the second one happened last July. The automaker inspected the latter Ranger on December 27, confirming that “the inflator ruptured resulting in a driver fatality”, notifying the NHTSA shortly after.

Ford now says that parts are available to fix the specific vehicles, and dealers are ready to pick them up by themselves, free of charge, providing owners with a loaner car, if necessary.

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Ford Ranger Raptor Tipped To Launch On February 7 22
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, ford ranger, Reports, Thailand, Trucks on 12 22nd, 2017


The upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor will reportedly premiere on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Australian publication Motoring reports that the Ranger Raptor will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, rather than the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 of the current F-150 Raptor.

Power outputs of this new diesel engine remain unconfirmed but it is expected to deliver slightly more grunt than the 197 hp 3.2-liter inline diesel five-cylinder found in standard Ranger variants. A figure closer to the 241 hp offered by the VW Amarok V6 and 254 hp of the Mercedes-Benz X 350d is possible.

Mated to the diesel mill is set to be the 10-speed automatic transmission Ford co-developed with General Motors.

Underpinning the Ranger Raptor will be the firm’s T6 ladder chassis, also set to be used by the next-generation 2020 Bronco, and aimed at providing the Raptor with admirable off-roading abilities.

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Ford Ranger Raptor Tipped To Launch On February 7 22
Dec
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, ford ranger, Reports, Thailand, Trucks on 12 22nd, 2017


The upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor will reportedly premiere on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand.

Australian publication Motoring reports that the Ranger Raptor will come equipped with a 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, rather than the twin-turbo 3.5-liter V6 of the current F-150 Raptor.

Power outputs of this new diesel engine remain unconfirmed but it is expected to deliver slightly more grunt than the 197 hp 3.2-liter inline diesel five-cylinder found in standard Ranger variants. A figure closer to the 241 hp offered by the VW Amarok V6 and 254 hp of the Mercedes-Benz X 350d is possible.

Mated to the diesel mill is set to be the 10-speed automatic transmission Ford co-developed with General Motors.

Underpinning the Ranger Raptor will be the firm’s T6 ladder chassis, also set to be used by the next-generation 2020 Bronco, and aimed at providing the Raptor with admirable off-roading abilities.

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Detroit Auto Show Is Shaping Up To Be Truckapalooza, New Ford Ranger Could Bow Too 15
Dec
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Chevrolet, Chevrolet Silverado, Detroit-Auto-Show, Ford, ford ranger, GMC Sierra, Hyundai Veloster, Mercedes G-Class, RAM, Reports, Toyota Avalon, VW, VW Jetta on 12 15th, 2017


The North American International Auto Show kicks off on January 14th and a handful of automakers have already announced plans to stage some major introductions in the Motor City.

At least seven models have already been confirmed for the show and they include the Ram 1500, Toyota Avalon, and Volkswagen Jetta. We will also get a glimpse at the all-new Hyundai Veloster as well as the Lexus LF-1 Limitless concept which could preview a flagship crossover. Mercedes will also have a strong showing as the company will unveil the CLS53 and the luxurious new G-Class.

Of course, there will also be a handful of other models making their debut in Detroit and Autoweek is reporting we can expect an onslaught of pickups. We’ve already mentioned the Ram 1500 and it will reportedly be joined by the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. If three trucks isn’t enough, you’ll be happy to know Ford could also to showcase the new Ranger.

On the performance front, there have been constant rumors that Chevrolet will unveil the mid-engine Corvette in Motown. That remains uncertain and so do rumors that Ford will showcase either the Mustang Bullitt or Shelby GT500.

Speaking of uncertainties, Infiniti has hinted it could unveil a flagship concept at the show but little is known about it at this point.

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Please Let The Upcoming Ford Ranger Raptor Look Like This 19
Nov
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, ford ranger, Renderings, Reports, Trucks on 11 19th, 2017


A Ford Ranger Raptor is just around the corner, and if these renderings from Ranger5g prove to be accurate, the pickup will be the mini F-150 Raptor we’ve been hoping for.

By using prototype pictures of the Ranger Raptor as a base, the forum member has rendered the pickup with a custom front fascia dominated by a blacked-out grille with a large Ford emblem, just like the F-150 Raptor.

Elsewhere, the fascia includes a steel skid plate, new air ducts and a pair of blacked-out air extractors on the hood. When combined with a black roof, black wing mirrors, and black wheels, we have a pickup that’s sure to whip Ranger lovers into a frenzy.

Beyond its tweaked design, reports indicate the Ranger Raptor will be powered by a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine, not the 3.5-liter twin-turbo V6 of the F-150 Raptor. Nonetheless, the engine will be paired with the 10-speed automatic transmission Ford developed alongside General Motors, while an upgraded suspension will also be part of the package.

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Toyota Considering Hardcore Hilux To Rival Ford Ranger Raptor 31
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in Ford, ford ranger, Reports, TOYOTA, Toyota Hilux, TRD, Trucks on 10 31st, 2017


Not long after Ford confirmed it is working on a potent Ranger Raptor, Toyota Australia has suggested that it may follow Ford’s lead with a more hardcore version of the Hilux.
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Ford Ranger Raptor To Have Twin-Turbo 2.0-Liter Diesel 2
Oct
Posted by Brad Anderson in diesel, ford ranger, Reports, Trucks on 10 2nd, 2017


Hot on the heels of Ford confirming a Ranger Raptor is just around the corner, The Motor Report has learned that the mid-size pickup will be powered by a 2.0-liter twin-turbo diesel engine.
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New Ford Ranger Raptor Teased, It’s Coming Next Year 7
Sep
Posted by Michael Gauthier in Ford, ford ranger, Ford Videos, video on 09 7th, 2017


Ford has released the first details about the upcoming Ranger Raptor.
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