Spied: Say hello to the 2018 Ford Ranger

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Ford gives the Ranger a refresh for 2018

A little over two years have passed since Ford gave the Ranger a refresh. For 2018, it appears that the popular pickup will receive yet another facelift. Photos from Thailand have surfaced showing the revamped pickup with no camouflage or disguises whatsoever.

This generation of Ford Ranger, internally known as the T6, first received a redesign in mid-2015. It saw changes to front fascia, the addition of active safety equipment and upgrades under the chassis and hood. The 2018 facelift doesn't appear to be as extensive as the one 2015 and it looks as though it's mostly cosmetic.

Most noticeable are the changes to the bumper and sees a large chunk of chrome removed from the pickup. The front bumper has also been smoothed out and in its place are defined lines on each corner. Foglight housings are also new for the 2018 model year, as well as the grill, employing a two-bar design. LED Daytime running lights have also been added.

For the rest of the body, it appears to be carried over from the current model. However, it is worth pointing out the 'Limited' badging seen on the front doors and on the tailgate. This Limited variant is a first for this generation of the Ranger and it is yet to be known where it will slot in the range. At the moment, there is the XLS, XLT, FX4 and Wildtrak. It is possible that the Limited will sit somewhere in the middle. Minor changes to the interior are also a possibility, and so is the addition of more tech.

It is yet to be known if the current engine choices will either be mildly tweaked or carried over from the current models. As it stands, there is the 2.2-liter, four-cylinder and the 3.2-liter, five-cylinder, both of which are part of the Duratoq turbodiesel engine family.

Source: Headlight Magazine

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