Enthusiasts in the United States rejoiced when news broke a couple of years ago that the compact– well, now mid-size– Ford Ranger pickup would be going back to the American market. That interest was rather moistened when we found out that the Ranger we ‘d be getting would be a reworked version of the truck that had existed overseas, given that 2011. The 2019 Ranger (imagined above) is now lastly on sale, and regardless of its aging underpinnings and styling, it’s a competitive truck that hasn’t been telephoned in. But simply weeks after the new Ranger has struck dealership lots in the United States, we’re currently getting what might be our very first take a look at the next-generation Ranger, which needs to make its launching in 2021 as a 2022 model.
2022 Ford Ranger Pickup Design
Our associates at Australia’s Wheels publication published two images of what looks like a last model of the truck. The windows are blacked out, and some of the surfaces are a little wonky, leading us to think that this is a clay styling mockup. Now, this might simply be one of the numerous styling propositions that Ford has yet to decide on, however we don’t think that holds for a number of factors: First, it’s close enough to the debut of the next Ranger that the design needs to be close to completed now (if it hasn’t been currently), and second, the details on this truck look incredibly thought out and production-ready. And the truth that the truck was found in Melbourne likewise lends credence to its being the real thing; the current T6 Ranger was developed and engineered by Ford of Australia, so it would make sense that the Aussies at Ford would have at least some hand in the next-gen model.
If these pictures do show the genuine, last thing, there will be no misinterpreting the next-gen Ranger for anything, however a Ford. At the front, the truck has two big chrome bars bisecting a rectangle-shaped grille, like what is discovered on the F-150 and Super Task pickups. Thin, C-shaped headlights wrap around the 2 bars, and there are square foglights in the bumper. The hood is way more aggressive and noticeable than what’s on the current Ranger, and it is also like what the Super Task has. The chrome bumper has two big vertical aspects that extend up, type of like the supports of a brush guard.
The overall styling of the sides of the truck is as blocky as the front, with boxed fender flares that are similar to the 1980s rally cars rather of the overstated, rounded fenders that the current Ranger has. The emerging, in basic, is a lot more suppressed than that of the ’19 Ranger, with creases and nonhorizontal lines kept to a minimum. A vertical vent in the fenders looks like the one on the “Baby Bronco” crossover that leaked late last year.
At the back, the changes are more evolutionary. The tailgate has lost the stamped “RANGER” script, the Ford oval has moved greater up (as has the tailgate deal with), and the taillights are a little blockier and more complicated. Upon closer evaluation, the rear bumper looks similar to the present Ranger’s– Ford might have just used a bumper it had sitting around for this model, or the production truck could have some carryover parts.
2022 Ford Ranger Pickup Engine
Unlike the existing truck, the next Ranger will be all-new from the ground up. It will share a new platform with the long-awaited Bronco (shown in the teaser above), which is due next year as a 2021 model and is rumored to get a new turbocharged V-6 engine and an optional seven-speed manual transmission. (The present Ranger utilizes a turbocharged 2.3-liter inline-four.) Ford has likewise validated that the Bronco will get a hybrid version, and with the F-150 getting electrified quickly, we wagered the Ranger will be, too.
2022 Ford Ranger Pickup Platform
The next-gen Ranger’s new platform will also underpin the Volkswagen Amarok pickup, although the VW is unlikely to make its method to the States. What is likely to make its way to the States, though, is the high-performance off-road Raptor variation of the next-gen Ranger. The U.S. has been denied the existing Ranger Raptor. However, current rumors indicate its followers being provided in America. With the next-gen Ranger still about two years away, it might be a while before we get any concrete details on the truck, so keep your fingers crossed that more information on the Ranger and its Bronco brother or sister continue to leak out.