Ford Ranger XLT

2013-01-08 12:00:00

The Ford Ranger is american Ford Motor Companies compact pickup truck which is being manufactured since 1982 and is still releasing for international market.


Development of Ranger began in 1976 and its fabrication began January 18, 1982 at the Louisville Assembly Plant.

1. January 1982 - 1988.

XLT gets new face. New engine and transmission. New V-6 (115 hp) and some other modifications.

 2. 1989 - 1992.

 3. 1993 -1997.

 4. 1998 - 2010.

The most part of all modifications belongs to this period.

1999 - new flexible engines, meaning it can run on gasoline or ethanol.

In 2000 XL models get new vinyl saloon.

XLT Rangers' interior was greatly upgraded: new sound system, cloth seats and door panels. XL models have only rear antilock brakes, while XLT get four-wheel ABS. In 2002 appears new 4-wheel drive XLT FX4 with heavy-duty suspension, off-road tires and tow hooks.

The fifth generation is called Ford Ranger New, released in 2011.

There were a lot of different modifications throughout these years. In the first two generations Ranger was like a tractor with minimum comfort and looked like a box. XLT is 'son' of its earlier model XL.

First of all XLT version has brand new appearance. XLT version has more chrome(bumpers and grille) and alloy wheels. XL has poor exterior made of plastic. Unlike the XL model, XLT has 4-wheel drive system. The XL Ranger has standard 2.3L engine, 5-speed manual transmission, but XLT comes standard with a 4.0L sohc V6 engine and  automatic transmission.

So, in general, Ford Ranger XLT is improved version of XL.

The latest model is Ford Ranger XLT Double Cab(2012).

Here is short description.

Electronic systems of new Ranger:

Rear View Camera System - replaces rearview mirror.

Rear Park Assist - helps you on parking.

Trailer Sway Control - skid control.

Adaptive Load Control - prevents rolling over of your vehicle if gravity center is higher than usual.

New ranger will be offered with 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains and up to five series choice.

Distinctive feature of appearance of this ford is "21st Century Tough" styling.

An ultra-modern pickup truck with clearly marked muscularity signaling the strength.

It has refined exterior and own character. 

You save on petrol with Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engine and new fuel-efficient six-speed transmissions.

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