The 2022 Ford Ranger arrives with a fresh design, improved mechanicals and more upmarket features.
A few days ago, Ford had released an official teaser of the 2022 Ranger and now, the new, fourth generation of the pick-up truck has been finally revealed. However, order books for the new Ranger will open in Europe not before late 2022, with customer deliveries slated for early 2023. For those who are new to the Ranger, it is Ford's mid-size pick-up truck that, as per the marque's American line-up, sits between the smaller Maverick and the full-size F-150. In fact, the Ranger is one of Ford's best-selling trucks in Europe, with a market share of about 40%. And, the Ranger is also the chopped-down version of the Everest SUV, or as we know it, the Endeavour!
While the 2022 Ranger might still look a bit familiar to the outgoing model, that's been around since 2011, the fourth-gen pick-up does arrive with a completely new front & rear design. A new, bolder-looking front grille is encased by new C-shaped headlamps, while the sides benefit from slightly more pronounced wheel arches. At the back, new taillamps follow a similar C-shape look and the new tailgate offers the Ranger name stamped into the metal. For the first time, there's LED lighting on offer at either end.
There are some significant chassis updates too that are hiding beneath the bodywork. For example, the wheelbase has gone up by 50mm and so has the track width. Thus, the 2022 Ranger offers a wider footprint and more space for rear occupants than the outgoing version. A reworked hydro‑formed front‑end structure also allows for a larger engine bay that can now accommodate a new V6 motor, not to mention the cooling benefits achieved as well, thanks to improved airflow.
Inside, the 2022 Ranger offers a completely revamped cabin, with Ford's signature SYNC 4 infotainment system taking centre stage. It can be operated via a new portrait-style 10.1-inch or 12-inch touchscreen.
As for the engine options, a new 3.0-litre V6 will be one of three turbodiesel engine options available at launch. The current 2.0-litre in-line four diesel unit will be available with single-turbo and Bi-turbo options.
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