First, let’s discuss styling. Ford stated it carried out greater than 5,000 interviews with clients to seek out out what they wished within the new Ranger, and a more durable look was excessive up on the record of priorities. The boxier entrance finish is complemented by a brand new grille and C-shaped daytime working lights akin to these on the Maverick and Ford F-150. The flat sides give the Ranger a extra traditional truck look, and the rear fenders are extra pronounced.
Beneath the brand new sheetmetal is a chassis carried over from the present Ranger, although the wheelbase and width have every grown by 2 inches. Growing the wheelbase ought to translate to a roomier cabin, along with enhancing the Ranger’s method angle throughout off-road antics. The rear shocks, in the meantime, have been moved outboard of the body rails. The outcome, Ford says, is a extra comfy trip throughout.
The worldwide Ranger will possible additionally include quite a lot of cab configurations and mattress lengths, however Ford is not speaking specifics but. One factor we’re in a position to glean from images is the selectable four-wheel-drive system (which borrows its knob from the Bronco). Rear-wheel drive, 4-Hello and 4-Lo all look to be selectable from the knob, and whereas we do not know if all of those modes will make their approach to the U.S.-spec Ranger, we predict it is a protected guess.
The present Ranger, whereas succesful sufficient, wasn’t prepared for the U.S. market when it confirmed up in 2019. It was a truck designed for the remainder of the world, and American patrons sometimes anticipate extra functionality and extra facilities from their pickups. The brand new Ranger has got down to proper a few of these wrongs, and we hope that Ford has made a pickup truck that may lastly rival the very best from Chevy and Toyota.