New 2022 Ford Ranger revealed; will share platform with Endeavour SUV

The fourth-generation Ford Ranger will get recent design, new mechanicals and improved practicality.

Ford has taken the wraps off its fourth-generation Ranger pickup truck as we speak. The Ranger is considered one of Ford’s bestselling pickups globally and this new-gen Ranger debuts with new powertrains, a daring new exterior design that nods to the bigger Ford F-150 pickup and Bronco SUVs, and a totally revamped cabin. The brand new Ford Ranger will go on sale in worldwide markets by late 2022.

  • New Ford Ranger styling impressed by F-150 and Bronco SUV
  • Powered by a variety of petrol and diesel engines
  • New electrified variant additionally confirmed 

2022 Ford Ranger: exterior design

The brand new Ford Ranger will get an recent entrance styling with a bigger radiator grille that includes a horizontal bar that includes the Ford badge and additional extends throughout the entrance to the brand new “C-clamp” daytime operating lights. It’s additionally 50mm wider than its predecessor, giving it a broader stance. The entrance bumper contains a beefy, bull bar-like trim, silver skid plates with provisions for tow hooks and blacked-out fog lamp surrounds.

The brand new tailgate design options the Ranger identify stamped into the steel, whereas the perimeters have barely extra pronounced wheel arches with an built-in step on both facet of the bumper to enhance entry into the mattress. Ford has additionally given the pickup LED lights at both finish. Whereas the design is all new, it’s nonetheless readily identifiable as a Ranger. In actual fact, this new design language can even seemingly characteristic on the next-gen Ford Everest (generally known as the Endeavour in India) that’s prone to see its world premiere a while subsequent yr.

Similar to the outgoing mannequin, the brand new Ranger shall be supplied in a variety of physique varieties and trim ranges, together with the Ranger Raptor efficiency variant and plusher fashions akin to the favored Wildtrak. As well as, Ford will provide round 600 official equipment from launch.

2022 Ford Ranger: inside and options

The cabin of the brand new Ford Ranger has additionally been up to date with a recent new design. Taking centre stage on the dashboard is a brand new 10.0-inch or 12.0-inch – relying on the trim – portrait-orientated touchscreen with the newest model of Ford’s Sync4 infotainment system. The display screen is flanked by vertical AC vents on both facet and a stack of buttons for the local weather management under. The dashboard has a clear, uncluttered look with an all-black theme and premium soft-touch supplies.

A completely digital instrument cluster permits drivers to customize the data proven and adapts its show to go well with the six new driving modes (beforehand solely out there within the Raptor). Nevertheless, most of the off-roading controls are actually discovered within the touchscreen, and there’s a devoted display screen for off-roading that features information on the driveline, steering angle, car pitch and roll angles alongside different helpful info and controls.

Ford has additionally added a number of options to the load mattress, together with new clamps constructed into the tailgate to present you a cellular workbench for holding supplies for reducing. Plastic capping on the load mattress’s edges stop harm to the physique and conceals structural anchoring factors for straightforward attachment of canopies or covers. Moulded slots within the mattress now can help you match dividers to customize the field.

2022 Ford Ranger: powertrain choices

The present 2.0-litre diesel engine from the outgoing mannequin has been retained, remaining architecturally similar with solely slight modifications for cooling. There shall be two single-turbocharged variants and a twin-turbocharged one, the ability rankings for that are but to be confirmed.

A brand new 3.0-litre diesel V6 has additionally been added to the ranks, and whereas it has but to be formally detailed, it can little question tout efficiency statistics to trump the 210hp, 498Nm out there in as we speak’s strongest Ranger. A 2.3-litre, turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine can even be offered in some markets.

New five- and six-speed guide gearboxes change the present items, together with a revised 10-speed computerized that’s lighter and has tighter ratios to enhance towing functionality at decrease revs. The gearshift itself is now a short-throw “e-shifter” with an digital parking brake that can allow the Ranger to realize extra driver help techniques and semi-autonomous driving options sooner or later.

For the primary time, Ford will provide two completely different variations of four-wheel drive within the Ranger: a primary system providing on-the-fly guide four-wheel-drive choice and a extra superior, electronically managed on-demand system.

Ford Ranger electrical variant confirmed

Ford has additionally confirmed that the brand new Ranger shall be out there with an electrical drivetrain, though it has supplied no additional particulars on specification or timeframe. The corporate will make its European industrial car line-up zero-emissions succesful by 2024, so a plug-in hybrid is the most probably format for the Ranger, and varied stories counsel that will probably be primarily based on the two.3-litre Ecoboost engine.

Ford Ranger for India

By the way, the previous-gen Ford Ranger has been noticed in India a few instances. In actual fact, Ford was planning to introduce the outgoing Ranger Raptor in India within the second half of this yr, like we had reported final December. The carmaker meant to import the pickup as a CBU underneath the two,500-unit homologation-free route. Nevertheless, as Ford has wound down operations within the nation, it appears unlikely that this mannequin will now be introduced down right here.

Ford is predicted to proceed promoting fully-imported fashions just like the Mustang Mach-e amongst others in India in future. 

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