Ford Ranchero Concept: News, Release date

Ford Ranchero Concept

The popularity of full-size pickup trucks in the US is enormous but many brands have recognized that demand for more compact models is growing. After some mid-size versions returned and they have gained great popularity, more brands considering their small-truck offerings. The main reasons why buyers want downsized truck versions than full-size models are better fuel economy and more maneuverable size for urban ride. Ford is also considering returning small-truck in the US ever since it discontinued Ford Ranger in this market.

However, according to some sources, Ford doesn’t think to return Ranger in US because this model is very close in size as the top-selling F-150, yet it want to design more compact version. So, rumor has that Ford has in mind new Ford Ranchero Concept model which would actually be close in size as this name model that was produced in 60s and 70s. This model was adapted on the station wagon platform and included two-door cab and cargo bed. However, new concept model from the Ford Company is rumored to take new modern approach when it comes to the design, platform and others.

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2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty: Redesign, Trims, Price

2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty

If you among those who need a serious workhorse truck which is capable for impressive towing and payload capacities but also delivers good ride quality when unladen and includes well-equipped and comfortable cabin than Ford’s F-450 is truck for you. This full-size one and a half ton truck version was redesigned for 2008 model year and equipped with a 6.4 liter V-8 turbodisel engine that produced 350 hp and 650 lb-ft of torque. The next 2009 model year brought special edition Harley-Davidson package while more substantial changes came for 2011 year when model introduced refreshed styling, 400 hp tubodiesel engine, a six-speed auto gearbox and so.

Next notable updates were promoted for 2013 model year and they included improved brakes, new Platinum trim and new MyFord Touch infotainment system. Now two years after the F-150 redesign, the Blue oval brand apples the similar strategy for Super Duty series including F-450 model. The new 2017 Ford F-450 Super Duty brings aluminum body, fortified frame, powertrain enhancements, improved interiors and new modern equipment features. Its styling has also been refreshed. This model will be available in Crew Cab style only and five trims including XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.

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Ford Atlas Concept: Features, Desgin

Ford Atlas Concept

Ford proudly owns its F-Series trucks which have been best selling trucks in the US and Canada for more than three decades. However, when GM presented all-new Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra for 2014 model year, Ford known in that moment that it was time for serious rethinking and rebuilding. The product of that was certainly the most revolutionary redesign in truck industry ever, presented in all new 2015 Ford F-150.

This model debuted with high-strength-steel frame, aluminum body, new engines and upgraded interiors. The same treatment was expected for Super Duty series and this strategy will be implemented for 2017 model year. However, Ford hinted in what direction the redesign of these models will go at 2013 Detroit Auto Show where it presented the Ford Atlas Concept model. Ford said back then that, Atlas Concept “is the future vision for pickup trucks” and indeed, the latter time had proved that this Concept model had pictured the future design chapter. This model showcased the design, smart technologies, and capabilities which latter have mostly been implemented in the new Ford-150.

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2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty: Specs, Trims, Price

2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty

After the revolutionary redesign of the top-selling vehicle in US, the Ford F-150, the Blue oval brand will implement the similar strategy for its super-duty series. The product of this redesign as Ford likes to say will be the most capable, smartest and toughest super-duty models ever. The 2017 Ford F-350 Super Duty is one-tone full-size model in this series and it will also bring improvements and upgrades on all fronts.

The Ford has redesigned models with Implementation of modern lightweight materials and more high-strength steel will be used for the frame construction while the body panels will be made from the aluminum. Adding to its tougher structure the new Super duty models will also benefit from more potent engines which also means higher payload and towing capacities. Ford will also add attention to new and upgraded equipment and focus will also be on smart and secure loading as well as on the safety. The model will come back in three cab styles and five trims including XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.

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2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty: Review

2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

Stepping on higher ground, from where the top-selling Ford F-150 stands in terms of towing and hauling capability or working capability generally, the blue oval brand has to offer a Super Duty line of trucks where belong models from F-250 to F-750. These models are with gross weight rating over the 8,500 lbs and super duty lineup was initially launched for the 1999 model year. This series of Super Duty trucks feature heavier and more capable mechanical hardware and in same time much higher towing and payload capacities than their recent equivalents from HD (heavy duty)  series.

Now, after 17 years of existence and two years of the F-150 model redesign, the Super Duty models have been completely redesigned. The 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty and other versions from this lineup will follow the similar path as the recently redesigned F-150 but this time everything is larger and heavier and also backed with new technology and features. These models are also aluminum bodied, they will also get lighter and stiffer frames, improved driveline components and engines. The interior will also be upgraded and also available with many upscale features. There will be different body configurations and equipment will be organized in five trims.

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2017 Ford F-150: Expected Changes, Specs

2017 Ford F-150

The Ford’s F-150 has been dominating in its class for three decades now and this model has outsold all other vehicles in the US for years as well. It has become a part of life style in the US and it is used as work vehicle as well. The last redesign for F-150 model came for 2015 model year and it probably was one of the most revolutionary redesigns in truck industry ever. The Ford has composed the body of its top-selling model with high-strength aluminum alloy which is much lighter than steel but also equally thought. This move, by reducing the weight of this model by 700 pounds has had great impact on the performance and fuel economy.

Ford has also reworked the underbody structure of this model and extensive use of military-grade steel has improved the structure’s rigidity by large margins. It improved its capability but better crash protection is also achieved. Next in the line is downsized and turbocharged engines in this model as another part of this substantial redesign. The interior was also upgraded. For 2016 model year, Ford updated Sync infotainment system and also added Limited trim. The next in row is 2017 Ford F-150 and expected changes will affect performance segment with stop-start technology incorporated in some engines, and it is also rumored that some changes might be seen on its design as well. Ford will also introduce the second generation of the Raptor model for the 2017 model year.

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2017 Ford F-150 Raptor: Review

2017 Ford F-150 Raptor

American car manufacturer Ford has rich and successful history with trucks and its Ford F-150 has been best-selling truck for decades not only in US but in Canada as well. Thirteen generation of this machine have proven its value but Ford likes to push boundaries and it made big waves in automobile industry when it introduced high-performance off-road version called Raptor. This brave and risky project have proven itself in Baja desert race but also on the market. This model doesn’t wins on charm despite it looks macho yet it likes showing muscles.

The first version was equipped with 5.2 liter V-8 engine and after it transferred on the larger 6.2 liter V-8 engine. However, new Raptor will follow downsizing trend and smaller displacement will found way in the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The power isn’t proportional with size in case of this engine but however Ford has done more work on mechanics to back up this raw power and new model will bring upgraded suspension, stronger chassis, lighter body, new transmission, and new terrain management system. This will however be the second generation model and there is no doubt that Raptor will enter in new age with style.

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2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak: Review, Specs and Price

2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Ford dominates in US market with its pickup truck lineup and top-selling F-150 model wins by all means in its segment. However, Blue Oval brand has another similar piece of machinery in offer for markets outside US. It is Ford Ranger mid-size pickup truck which had its comeback at Australian International Motor Show in 2010. This model when launched set new boundaries in its class with towing capacity, car-like comfort and driving. However, growing popularity of pickups has brought new models which pushed bar even further but Ford certainly knows how to respond.

Facelift version of Ranger model has introduced more than several styling modifications and more important improvements for this model have been done under its skin. They have affected suspension, steering system, interior, fuel efficiency and model has also been loaded with many tech systems. All this has made this model to be competent on all fronts and it is certainly among the best options in its segment. However, if you want to get the best it has to offer you should stick with flagship version 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak. This top trim version of Ranger model delivers four wheel drive capability with impressive list of premium features and stand-out look as well. So, if you want vehicle which will turn heads everywhere it goes and be also be capable for serious off-roading and towing than this is great solution for you.

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