American automaker Ford officially unveiled the next-generation Ranger as its smartest, most versatile, and most capable Ranger ever. Designed to be a work, family, and play truck, the new midsize pickup truck comes with updates on every aspect including the powertrain, design, and in-car technologies.
The next-gen Ford Ranger has finally been unveiled
According to the Blue Oval company, the new truck will be built at its plants in Thailand and South Africa starting in 2022. That said, Ford Philippines should source the PH-spec models from the Land of Smiles. While standing by for its expected Philippine debut next year, here are some of the early new features of the all-new 2022 Ford Ranger.
Next-Generation 2022 Ford Ranger Revealed – What’s New? | Philkotse Quick Look
The next-gen Ford Ranger now looks similar to its full-size pickup truck sibling, the new Ford F-150, thanks to the new matrix LED headlight with the brand’s signature C-clamp daytime running lights (DRLs). A busy front face can be seen with the addition of blacked-out bumper-like cladding and a wide radiator grille.
Ford Ranger Wildtrak
A subtle shoulder line down the sides incorporates bolder-wheel arches that give the midsize pickup truck a more rugged finish. Meanwhile, the rear end sports redesigned taillights for a more modern finish. Ford said that it will offer three trim levels with distinctive design packages, namely the stylish XLT, rugged Sport, and adventurer Wildtrak.
For the latest iteration, the chassis has been upgraded to offer a 50mm longer wheelbase and a 50mm wider body than the outgoing Ford Ranger. The changes in the overall dimensions may not be significant, but Ford said that it makes a huge difference in hauling cargo and passengers more efficiently.
Interior of the next-gen Ford Ranger
Maximizing the interior space is the theme of the designers when developing the cabin. Some of which improved spaces include phone storage with wireless charger, a large center console bin, door pockets that are designed to carry more items, and storage bins under behind the rear seats.
Tech & Safety
One of the biggest updates can be seen in the infotainment system of the next-gen Ford Ranger. Either a 10.1-inch or 12-inch touchscreen is integrated into the center console. It is equipped with Ford’s latest award-winning SYNC4 system that offers voice-activated functions, entertainment, and essential information.
The smartest Ranger to date
Moreover, the system comes with the FordPass which can be used to link through smartphones via the FordPass App. The said app can be connected to the truck 24/7 to remotely operate the climate control, receive service notifications, unlock the truck, and activate the Zone lighting that provides 360-degree lighting around the vehicle.
Engine & Powertrain
Under the hood, the Blue Oval company is taking the midsize pickup truck to the next level with the addition of the 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine. According to Ford Ranger Program Manager Pritika Maharaj, the larger engine will make those behind the wheel feel like they are driving a bigger truck.
It now gets a V6 option
No exact power outputs have been disclosed just yet. Ford said that the exact specifications will be revealed for each market prior to the all-new Ranger’s local debut.
A more capable truck
The single-turbo and bi-turbo 2.0-liter inline-4 diesel engines are still available for the next-gen version. Also, Ford will still be offering the 2.3-liter EcoBoost inline-4 gasoline engine. It is the same engine found in the brand’s renowned performance car, the Ford Mustang. Available transmissions include an updated 10-speed automatic or a 6-speed manual transmission.
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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.