2010 Ford Ranger to Be Safer than Ever

Ford will unveil today the new 2010 Ranger, an upgraded model which incorporates several advanced features, with most of them especially aimed at safety and stability control. According to The Detroit News, the 2010 Ford Range is expected to be launched this summer, offering an impressive lineup of safety features, starting with side airbags and ending with roll stability control.

First of all, the Ranger will feature Ford's Advance Trac, an electronic stability control based on a gyroscopic roll sensor to calculate the body roll angle, as the aforementioned source wrote. The system automatically measures the angle and applies a series of countering measures like braking a certain wheel or reducing engine power. In addition, the American manufacturer installed head and chest side impact which, just like the aforementioned safety features, will be offered as standard on all Ranger models.

"The 2010 Ranger's Roll Stability Control and combination side air bag technologies will help occupants stay out of harm's way," said Steve Kozak, chief engineer of safety systems at Ford, according to The Detroit News.

And besides the fact that it is particularly focused on safety features, the 2010 Ford Range will also excel in fuel economy, partially thanks to its 2.3-liter l-4 engine that achieves a 21 mpg rating in city and 26 mpg on highway.

Mostly known as Ford's compact pickup truck in North America, Ford Ranger is currently manufactured by three different facilities across the United States, as it follows: Saint Paul (Minnesota), Edison (New Jersey) and Louisville (Kentucky). The car comes with multiple engine configurations, with a 2.9-liter V6 the top unit. There are several transmission options available, including a 4- and 5-speed manual plus 3- or 4-speed automatic.
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