Recently, we reported on the spy photo of the 2022 Ford Ranger posted by Ranger6G.com forums. It showed the front end of the next-gen pickup truck that depicts a similar face as the new Ford Maverick. Now, the Ford Ranger forums have rolled out another stolen shot of the pickup during testing, this time, showing the three trim levels of the next-generation model.
(From L to R) XLT, FX4, Wildtrak [Photo: Ranger6G]
According to Ranger6G.com, the new Ford Ranger units in the photo are the XLT, FX4, and Wildtrak (from left to right), all available on the outgoing PH-spec Ford Ranger. The XLT sits in between the base XLS and mid-range FX4, while the Wildtrak is the most loaded Ranger in the country.
Just like in the next-gen Ford Ranger teaser video, the units in the spy photo are wrapped in what Blue Oval Company calls unique Bronco R-inspired block-style camouflage tailored by Ford automotive designer Lee Imrie and his team. With this, it’s quite difficult to distinguish the differences between the three trims.
Next-gen Ford Ranger spotted [Photo: Ranger6G.com]
All Ford Ranger units seem to come with the same headlight housing, outlined by a C-shaped daytime running light (DRL). However, the Wildtrak gets a different set of two-tier LED lamps as compared to the lower trims with a vertical tri-LED setup. All lamps look like they can serve as primary illumination, so the DRLs could potentially work as the turn signal as well.
Due to the camouflage, it’s impossible to tell whether a body panel is finished in black or chrome. But looking at the spy photo, black seems to be the go-to for the next-gen model. All come with a black grille with different designs which are common in Ford trucks, although the FX4 is seen with chrome trim that surrounds the fog lamps.
The all-new truck is nearing its debut
The next-gen 2022 Ford Ranger is expected to be designed with a look that shies away from a sleek finish, instead going for design elements that help highlight the truck’s large proportions. It won’t take long before we find out as the all-new pickup truck will be launched before the year ends.
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Know more about Ford Ranger 2023
The 2023 Ford Ranger is a 4x4 or 4x2 pickup truck. It is the latest version of the said model, and as of its launch in the Philippine market, it has a total of eight different variants.
These are the top-spec Wildtrak 4x4, Wildtrak 4x2, Sport 4x4, Sport 4x2, XLT 4x2, XLS 4x2 AT, XLS 4x2 MT, and the entry-level XL 4x4. As of 2023, prices for these trims ranges from php 1,198,000 to Php 1,885,000.
Under the hood of the new Ranger are two-different diesel mills. For the Wildtrak 4x4, it uses a 2.0-liter biturbo that can churn out 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. It is also the sole trim that uses a 10-speed automatic tranny.
The rest of the all-new Ranger then gets a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that can produce up to 170 horsepower and 405 Nm of torque. Only the XLS 4x2 and the XL 4x4 may come with a six-speed manual. The other non-biturbo trims then use a six-speed automatic.
Size-wise, the all-new 2023 Ranger is 5,370mm long, 1,918mm wide, and 1,884mm in height. They also offer a wheelbase length of 3,270mm, and a ground clearance of 235mm.
Locally, the 2023 Ford Ranger faces the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi Strada, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, etc.
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