For overseas markets, Ford has presented the revamped Ranger. The next-generation Ranger builds on the success of its predecessors while also including more comfort, technology, and capabilities.
The vehicle has a more aggressive design, similar to the Maverick and F-150. A single bar runs the length of the new C-shaped headlights, which sit above a bigger and more prominent grille. Matrix LED technology is also included in the new Ranger.
Although the rear end is more evolutionary, unique taillights and a reworked tailgate with big Ranger branding can be seen. The model has a revised rear bumper with side steps that make it easier to get into the bed.
Because the revised Ranger has a 50 mm wider track and a 50 mm longer wheelbase, its bed is also somewhat larger than previously.
The zone lighting system, which gives 360 degrees of illumination at night, is also a perfect feature if you are interested in camping.
There will be three turbodiesels under the hood, including a new 3.0-liter V6. The 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo diesel in the current Ford Ranger was intended to be phased out when the twin-turbo 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel came four years ago, but Ford chose to keep it in the lineup until the TDV6 arrived.
The V6 will be accompanied by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine that will be offered with one or two turbochargers, according to Ford. There will be two alternative setups for the single turbo type.
A 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine will be available for the vehicle. It's utilized in everything from the Bronco to the Mustang, so you should be familiar with it right away.
The Ranger will be available with three transmission options, depending on the market. A single-turbo V6 diesel derived from the Ford F-150 in the US and mated with a 10-speed auto will be available in addition to the six-speed manual.
Two distinct four-wheel-drive systems will be available for the vehicle. The first is a shift-on-the-fly electrical system, while the second is a more capable full-time 44 system. The rear suspension dampers have also been modified to make the ride more pleasant on and off the road.
The dashboard of the Ranger is more contemporary, with elegant air vents and what looks to be painted trim. Higher-quality materials, optional contrast stitching, and a redesigned steering wheel are all visible.
An 8.0-inch widescreen digital instrument cluster will be standard on all variations of the Ford Ranger lineup in 2022. As an optional option, larger 12-inch or 10.1-inch vertical screens for infotainment are also available.
The FordPass app allows owners to start, lock, and unlock their vehicles remotely, as well as check on their status. Over-the-air upgrades are also included in the model. A wireless smartphone charger will be included in the new Ranger.
The revamped Ranger will be manufactured next year in Thailand and South Africa.
The precise showroom arrival date for the 2022 Ford Ranger has yet to be confirmed by Ford Australia.