The hype is currently towards the upcoming high performance Ford Ranger Raptor, but it seems that Ford will also be updating the Ranger for 2018.
The photos come courtesy of Thai-based Headlight Magazine. What you’ll notice that’s new is up front. You’ll see that it now has an Everest-esque face, with a slimmer grille and more color-keyed details. The headlamps in this Limited variant, the first ever for a Ranger, now has HID headlights with LED daytime running lights. The side profile and rear design seems unchanged. XLT, FX4, and Wildtrak variants are expected to continue, while this new Limited Trim will slot above the XLT variant.
Details are scarce at this point. Currently, the Ranger uses a 2.2 litre Duratorq TDCI diesel engine that produces 160 hp and 385 Nm and a 3.2 litre five-cylinder turbodiesel with 200 hp and 470 Nm of torque. The engine is mated either to a 6-speed manual or automatic.
Meanwhile, the upcoming high performance Ford Ranger Raptor will debut Ford’s new 2.0 litre EcoBlue twin-turbo diesel engine, which will be paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.