New Ford Ranger to be sold in the UK by start of 2016

The recently unveiled 2016 Ford Ranger pickup will go on sale in the UK before the end of the year and the model will be delivered to customers at the beginning of 2016.

Ford van dealers in Salisbury and across the UK will be displaying the new Ford Ranger pickup on their shop floors as early as January and the vehicle is causing a lot of excitement.

The new Ford Ranger pickup was unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show and is now the third pickup truck to be released this year, following on from the new Mitsubishi L200 and the Nissan Navara.

The Ford Ranger, however, is causing quite a stir as it features more efficient engines and includes a top-of-class Wildtrak model within its range. The new Ford Ranger is an upgrade from the current model as on top of the enhanced engines it also boasts new technology and a new look within its arsenal.

The new engine range includes a 2.2-litre TDCi diesel and a 197bhp 3.2-litre diesel engine, as well as manual and automatic gearboxes, and a choice of two- and four-wheel drive models.

The lauded new engines will also be more efficient as fuel economy will be boosted by 43.5mpg, which is a huge improvement on the 36.2mpg that the current vehicle boasts. The new Ford Ranger is also a greener car, with tests showing that CO2 emissions have reduced from 206 grams per kilometre in the current model to 171 per kilometre.

New features for the Ford Ranger

The new model also boasts automatic stop-start technology and a fuel-saving power-steering system.

An article on the Carbuyer website reveals the new pickup also features Ford’s new SYNC 2 voice-activated connectivity system, has an eight-inch touchscreen, driver assistance and safety systems, an electronic stability control system to prevent the vehicle rolling over, a rear view camera, and a front and rear parking assistance system.

The car has now been released across the world in countries such as Malaysia and other parts of Asia, and across the continent in Europe.

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