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new ranger?

here it the new 2007 ranger that just got to america.

just figured id get everyones opinion on it.


New Ford Ranger 4X4

Well, the much-anticipated new 2.5-litre Ford Ranger TDCi 4X4 has finally arrived onto our shores. With the introduction of this model, Iím sure, Ford is hoping to fight lost ground against itís rivals such as the Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota Hilux.

Focusing on Rangerís fight back is their all new 2.5-litre, DuraTORQ TDCi common-rail diesel engine. The engine which stands true to its name has an inbuilt twin-cam with 16-valve four-cylinder capabilities offering a class-leading output of 141bhp and 330Nm (toppling Mitsubishi Tritonís 134bhp/314Nm), helping it deliver a 22 per cent better fuel efficiency compared to their previous engine.

The new Ford Ranger has been fitted with a five-speed automatic transmission - the first ever truck to have that extra ratio when needed (there is also a five-speed manual available) All these added-up should give the Ranger the edge in fuel economy, by itís closer gear ratios and taller final drive. Ford has thus far included a Borg Warner transfer case into their five-speed automatic, where switching between 2WD and 4WD modes is electronically controlled now, executed via a dial (remember, itís only available in their auto version) at any given speed falling below 100km/h mark.

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Design-wise the Ford Rangerís wheelbase remains unchanged, but it has an entirely new ladder frame with a reworked suspension system. Another plus-point is their large-diameter dampers (32mm) which can be found on their double-wishbone front suspension. Improvisationís have been done on their rear leaf springs where theyíve been lengthened, and they also feature a linear rate, two-stage system for an increased sense of comfort when the 4X4 isnít fully laden.

Looking deeper into itís specifications you would also notice that the Ranger is equipped with a torque-sensing, mechanical limited slip differential, this helping to optimise traction.

New Ford Ranger - 2.5 DuraTORQ Engine

Ford loves their ďTough Truck DNAĒ image, and this has resulted them compromising on their styling which at the end has turned out to be less adventurous than what was hinted earlier by the 4Trac concept which previewed back in 2005. It wonít come as a surprise if you would mistake the gaping vertical grille and power dome on the hood of the new Ranger with their old model. But thankfully, Itís a totally different story on the inside however, and the new Ranger 4X4 has received a rather complete makeover to keep pace with the contemporary, car-like cabins of its competitors, with improved built quality. This is definitely a thumbs-up for Ford.

Safety and security equipment are quite comprehensive, as with the previous generation Ranger. Other features available on this mean machine, ranging from ABS with EBD, front airbags, side impact beams, seat belt pretensioners, Fordís passive anti-theft system and immobiliser are all standard fit. Price for the manual version stands at RM85,388 and while the automatic is priced at RM90,288 (Both priceís do not include Motor Insurance)

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steering wheel is on the wrong side.
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"just got to america"? 2007?

How come I havn't seen ANYTHING on jalopnik about this? I do believe.......this is a false thread.

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Well, the much-anticipated new 2.5-litre Ford Ranger TDCi 4X4 has finally arrived onto our shores. With the introduction of this model, I’m sure, Ford is hoping to fight lost ground against it’s rivals such as the Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota Hilux.
It hasn't arrived to our shores. AND...Why would we have to compete with the Mitsubishi Triton and Toyota Hilux? We don't even have those models here!
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The fact that it said Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi Triton didn't tip you guys off that it isn't actually an American truck?

Ford has NOT released ANY info about releasing a new Ranger. If they haven't yet, they probably haven't thought about it yet.

Besides, this is 2008. Last time I checked, we increase in years, not decrease, when it comes to new model cars.
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thats because it just got here.
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yea i was a lil sceptic on the whole 2007 thing when its 2008. thats why the thread is new ranger?
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Dude...it just "got here" in PA? That ranger is a new for 07 Ranger IN ANOTHER COUNTRY.
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yea i was a lil sceptic on the whole 2007 thing when its 2008. thats why the thread is new ranger?
It's the new Ranger in the UK, and other foreign countries, not in the US!

Look on the Ford Website. Go to Trucks, then Ford Ranger. Notice the resemblance? No? Exactly. Cause that truck isn't an American vehicle.

As much as we all would LOVE to have that truck here in the US, it probably won't come here, and if it did, not with that same power plant.

If it does, I probably would go ahead and put myself in debt so I could get it.
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I got excited for about 0.5 nanoseconds! everyone knows they don't have those breeds over here
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to bad this isnt happening or I would have been happy oh well
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LOL this thread is funny as hell!!!!
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"Focusing on Ranger’s fight back is their all new 2.5-litre, DuraTORQ TDCi common-rail diesel engine. The engine which stands true to its name has an inbuilt twin-cam with 16-valve four-cylinder capabilities offering a class-leading output of 141bhp and 330Nm (toppling Mitsubishi Triton’s 134bhp/314Nm), helping it deliver a 22 per cent better fuel efficiency compared to their previous engine."

22% better fuel efficiency, at 28% more cost per gallon compared to gas. That math is a no-brainer. Endless that ' new ' engine ( 2007? Hello LAST YEAR! ) goes about 10 more miles to the gallon, Gasoline still cant be beat. Why would ANYONE outside of a ' work ' environment want a diesel right now?
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Plus America doesn't equal North America. Haha. America could mean South America where this thread would've been true.

Anyhow, I think the truck would have a market here if it didn't have the diesel unless is got some amazing fuel economy.

I have to agree with D. though. Anyone outside a 'work' environment wouldn't have a use for the diesel engine. Well maybe with towing but who tows big loads with Ranger's often?
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that isnt coming to the united states. its available in the EU, and asia.
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