The current Ford Ranger has been riding on the T6 platform for a decade now, and questions are flying as to when the Blue Oval brand’s midsize pickup will finally get to move on to a newer chassis.
Don’t look now, but that day might just be lying over the proverbial horizon. Ford Philippines has released a teaser video of the next-generation Ranger on its YouTube channel, slated for a 2022 release following an end-2021 reveal in the market. The clip, which runs at almost 1 minute and 20 seconds, shows a camouflaged Ranger undergoing testing in the field.
The unit can be seen as it is subjected to a variety of terrain such as mud, dirt, rock, and snow. Australian plates are evident on the vehicle, as the Ranger has been designed and engineered in that country. This also gives ample opportunity for Ford to test the truck in some of the harshest driving conditions imaginable.
One detail that stands out are the DRLs that resemble those on the current F-150
While the disguise makes it difficult to see specific exterior details, the new rig is said to take plenty of design cues from the current-generation F-150, especially the fang-shaped DRLs. That alone should narrow down the choices as to what customers can expect on the 2022 Ranger.
As if appearances aren’t enough to fuel the brewing excitement among truck fans, Ford Philippines promises the new Ranger will be ”the smartest, most capable, and most versatile” iteration yet. The carmaker claims that 2022 model will be the last word in pickups that are suited for work, family, and play, boasting superior off-road capabilities and Ford’s dynamic driving DNA.
Will a new king of the midsize pickup hill be crowned?
Following reports of the new F-150’s impending arrival to the local market, Ford customers now have another treat to look forward to. We’ll have more updates as soon as Ford Philippines releases more information on the upcoming 2022 Ford Ranger.
Take a peek at the newest models coming to our shores at Philkotse.com.
Know more about Ford Ranger 2021
The Ranger from pickup specialist Ford received numerous facets and practicality and is one of the long-running in the segment of pickup trucks. Still, it has changed a lot in recent years, with the latest iteration combining rugged good looks and off-road capability with a spacious cabin and numerous tech features.
The sport-themed oriented urban truck was intended for the buyer's active lifestyle. Hence, the Blue Oval Company's midsize pickup truck is also utilized as a lifestyle 'weekend' SUV aside from being just a pickup car. Its robust and multi-talented platform is common for both Ford Ranger and Everest, the latter is considered one of the leading SUVs in its respective segment.
Powering the Ford Ranger is either a 2.5-litre or 3.0-litre Dura TORQ TCDi diesel engines that supply high values of power and torque as well as better mileage. It also features enough room and additional space at the back for either business or personal purposes.
The double cabin pickup truck comes with on-road agility, together with its competent handling and reasonable off-roading capability with a 4x4 mechanism. Moreover, the midsize pickup truck features top-class safety features and competes with the types of Isuzu D-Max, Toyota Hilux, Chevrolet Colorado and, Mitsubishi Strada.
Joseph Paolo Estabillo