New facelifted 2018 Ford Ranger pick-up revealed

Ford has revealed an updated version of its Ranger pick-up ahead of a global debut at the Detroit Motor Show. It will share a stage at the NAIAS alongside the all-new Ford Edge ST.

The revised Mitsubishi L200 rival will first go on sale in North America, with the refreshed model coming to the UK later in the year.

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Visually, there are only minor design tweaks to mark this out as the updated model; Ford has reshaped the headlamps and fitted a slimmer front grille, while at the back the Ranger name has been stamped into the tailgate.

In the US the new Ranger has been made available with a 2.3-litre turbocharged EcoBoost petrol engine paired with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox. Ford claims the powertrain delivers V6 levels of performance but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder engine.

Two- and four-wheel drive models are available, with an electronic-locking rear differential available for increased traction.

A new FX4 Off-Road Package has also been launched which adds a Terrain Management System with four driving modes (normal, snow, mud and sand). A Trail Control function is also included, which lets the vehicle modulate braking and acceleration when off-road.

Inside, changes are minimal but Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto has been fitted. A new B&O PLAY sound system and 4G WiFi are also available to customers.

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