Is the 2016 Ford Ranger Diesel available in the U.S.?

Is the 2016 Ford Ranger available in the U.S.?
If you’ve got your hopes up about the 2016 Ford Ranger, let them settle. It doesn’t look the completely awesome Ranger will be making its way to dealerships this year.

Ford introduced the Ford Ranger Wildtrak trim level in South Africa in the first half of 2015. This new Ranger, full of updates, is selling extremely well in the South African market. But let’s not get our hopes up. Ford is very committed to the F-Series lineup. Why wouldn’t they be? The revamped aluminum Ford F-150 is still the best truck in America.

Be jealous of the 2016 Ford Ranger

With an obviously updated design, the 2016 Ford Ranger maintains a tough and modern feel with a bold new look. At first sight, this Ranger is bigger and badder than the one that we remember.

Like its earlier predecessor, the 2016 Ford Ranger sets itself apart from the competition with unique style and signature Ranger power.

Everything about the Ranger is revamped. Its grille is shaped to resemble the Ford Taurus and Ford Explorer with a touch of Ranger-esque attitude. It’s outfitted with the new Sync 2.0 connectivity system as well as a group of new safety technology like lane keeping alert, adaptive cruise, collision avoidance, parking assist, and more.

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Is the 2016 Ford Ranger available in the U.S.?

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak trim level on the updated Ranger.

Diesel powertrains of the updated Ford Ranger

The new Ford Ranger the was unveiled at the 2015 Bangkok International Motor Show, not available in the U.S., has several different diesel powertrains.

A 3.2-liter TDCi inline five-cylinder has been rated to produce 197 horsepower and 347 lb feet of torque. A 2.2 TDCi inline four-cylinder engine can achieve either 128 or 157 horsepower depending on what you equip the truck with.

The updated Ranger will be offered in 180 markets around the world, including Europe, and will be released in early 2016. Unfortunately, there are no plans for a U.S. release of the Ford Ranger.