2022 Ford Ranger: Most Advanced Ford Ranger With incredible Specs
2022 Ford Ranger Our artists’ impressions of the base model Ford Ranger XL and the sales volume of the Ford Ranger XLT – based on leaked images of preliminary design studies – suggest that the next generation will adopt Ford F-150 design guidelines.
The extremely wide, extended grille bars and C-shaped daytime running lights appear to have been designed to create a visual link to the Ford F-150.
Although the Ford F-150 – the best-selling pick-up in North America for the last 43 years – was not planned for an Australian showroom, the new Ford Ranger will continue to be sold with it in the US, therefore it bears some family resemblance.
Additionally, in most of the 180 countries where the Ford Ranger is sold – more regions, in fact, than McDonald’s restaurants have – company insiders refer to the vehicle as “our F Series.”
While the next-generation Ford Ranger will be based on the Australian developed ‘T6’ platform (a version that also supports four-wheel-drive Everest and the US Ford Bronco), the substantial changes to suspension geometry are aimed at improving performance on the road. and off-road performance.
The Ford Ranger has just returned to the US, and we’re already hearing rumors about the next generation of the version of this middle pick-up. Most speculation surrounding the U.S. arrival of the Ranger Raptor stateside, this will also feature a redesigned 2022 Ford Ranger lineup.
According to reports, the current Ford Ranger Raptor is not and will never be for U.S. consumption. But there are internal rumors that Ford’s global team is working a new platform that will underpin Ranger and Bronco. The same reports suggest this platform will also underpin a U.S.-enabled Ranger Raptor.
It’s unclear what Ford will do about the new generation ranger, but Ford is likely to stick to an evolutionary shake-up to avoid its new-found customers jettisoning in the US. As for the Ranger Raptor, we expect much of the same additions as the current model has compared to the base ranger.
This means wider front and rear lanes, a distinct chassis elevator, a flat body, and an exclusive grid with blocked “FORD ” lettering.
2022 Ford Ranger Interior Design
As a side note, the “dash to axle ratio” (distance between the cab and front wheels), has been extended while the engine compartment will be changed to accommodate a wider V6 engine option.
The tracks are said to be slightly wider and the wheelbase slightly longer, to give the new model a bigger and even more stable footprint.
Highway clearance angles are said to be improved, especially at the rear where the new crane bar design will be better than the current model.
The rear bumper corners have a handy foot wedge (pictured below) to make it easier for you to get on and into the tub of the ute.
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The cabin, despite being similar in size, shape, and space to the current Ranger, is expected to come for a major makeover, with higher-quality materials, a new digital instrument display, a large high-resolution infotainment screen and premium audio on top. the final model.
A smartphone app called Ford Pass, which allows owners to remotely locate, lock and unlock cars (pictured below), will be introduced in the current Ford Ranger later this year before being adopted on the next-generation model.
The current-generation Ford Ranger has led the ute market in advanced safety – and was the first in its class globally to receive a five-star rating, in 2011 – although its competitors have closed the gap.
2022 Ford Ranger Tech
The Ford Ranger 2022 is said to be making another major technological leap forward, with available safety aids such as blind zone alerts (already available on current US models, pictured below), rear traffic alerts, and 360-degree cameras, all complementing autonomous emergency braking. , radar cruise control, and speed mark recognition on current models.
Ford Australia hasn’t confirmed the details or the estimated timeline for the new generation Ranger, but if history is any guide, it will be due in late 2021 or early 2022.
The current-generation Ford Ranger went on sale locally in September 2011, followed by a facelift in 2015 and 2018.
The average life cycle for a full model change on a body-on-frame pick-up is 10 years.
Though unconfirmed, the Ford Ranger will be required to adopt a center airbag (pictured below) in the center of the two front seats – a new requirement to meet the increasingly stringent five-star crash safety rating to prevent contact between front passengers in collisions – unless the company can find away. others to achieve the same level of occupant protection without extra air pockets.
The 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 utes will both come with center airbags when they go on sale this year, to make them at least eligible for a five-star rating after a full round of crash tests.
The new Ford Ranger must be in showrooms by the end of 2021 to meet the current five-star rating criteria deadline. The goal post to reach the five-star rating will move again in 2022 to stricter safety standards.
As many have speculated, we understand that the 3.2-liter five-cylinder (147kW / 470Nm) turbo diesel engine – which has served the current Ford Ranger for a decade – will retreat with a switch to a new model.
2022 Ford Ranger Engine
The 3.2-liter, the five-cylinder turbo diesel engine is meant to end in 2018 when the 2.0-liter bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel arrives with the Ford Ranger Raptor (pictured above) and as an option on the XLT and Wildtrak.
However, Ford is keeping the 3.2-liter, five-cylinder turbo-diesel for longer than planned amid concerns over buyer reaction to the switch to the smaller 2.0-liter engine.
Tests by us and other media outlets have found that a 2.0 liter (157kW / 500Nm) bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel that matches a 10-speed car is faster and more powerful than a 3.2 liter (147kW / 470Nm) five-cylinder turbo-diesel fits a six-car. speed – whether empty, pulling, or carrying a load.
The 10-speed auto means the 2.0-liter bi-turbo is always in the optimal power band and less stressed.
The big news – which has been widely speculated – is the expected arrival of a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 borrowed from the Ford F-150 (pictured above) with outputs approaching 185kW and 600Nm.
It is this V6 turbo diesel that apparently helped seal a collaboration deal with Volkswagen for the next generation Amarok, which will be made by Ford but has a unique appearance (see separate story here).
Currently, the VW Amarok TDV6 in its most powerful guise has a peak output of 190kW and 580Nm and is suitable for an eight-speed auto.
We understand that the 2.0-liter bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel and 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel (pictured below) on the Ford Ranger 2022 will be powered by a 10-speed automatic transmission and a heavy-duty four-wheel-drive system. It is unclear whether manuals will be developed as an option for both machines due to the relatively low demand.
Given the expected power, we expect at least some variants of the Ford Ranger 2022 lineup to come with four-wheel disc brakes.
The US market version of the current Ford Ranger – and the current Ford Ranger Raptor – is already getting four-wheel disc brakes, which are expected to pave the way for other models in the Ford Ranger 2022 lineup.
The more affordable models in the Ford Ranger 2022 lineup – including a single-cabin tradie – are expected to move from a single-turbo 2.2-liter four-cylinder (118kW / 385Nm) diesel to a new generation that is more powerful and more efficient. 2.0-liter four-cylinder single turbo diesel from Transit Custom.
However, it is unclear which of the two outputs of the 2.0-liter single turbo-diesel will be used; in Transit Custom (pictured below) the machine is available in 125kW / 390Nm or 136kW / 405Nm formats and is compatible with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
In addition to the trio of diesel engines that are expected to headline the Ford Ranger 2022 (with the 3.0 TDV6 likely to be an option on high-end models such as the XLT and Wildtrak), there may also be petrol power options on select models.
We’ve learned that the high-powered twin-turbo V6 petrol – currently used in the Ford Explorer ST in the US (pictured below) – can be used under the hood of the new generation Ranger Raptor.
Under his bonnet, we see no reason for Ford to abandon the Ranger’s current powertrain, which includes a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder with 270 horsepower and 310 and-foot torque. Ford can make a few changes to bring up power or lower fuel economy, but this engine has a lot of good life in it. Ford may see a chance with a diesel option, given the Colorado and Canyon each offer this, but the jury remains on getting a solid oil burner in place that can pass strict emissions laws in the U.S.
As for the Raptor, Ford is likely to forgo the model’s current diesel engine. The replacement remains unclear, but the 335-horsepower 2.7-liter V-6 turbocharged found in the F-150 and Edge ST appears a good contender.
The current ranger features automatic emergency braking of the IIHS likes and optional blind-spot monitors and an adaptive cruise. We expect the 2022 Ford Ranger to keep all that and add all the other new treats the automaker is putting out until its release. Safety in specialist vehicles such as the Ranger Raptor can be tough as too many nannies take away the fun and too few can lead to poor safety figures. Thankfully, the F-150 Raptor sets a precedent by offering all of the F-150 “s safety leaks as standard or option equipment, so we expect the Ranger Raptor to keep safety in the foreground.
2022 Ford Ranger Hybrid
Hybrid petrol options are also reportedly being developed for the new generation Ranger, but it is unclear whether one or both of these petrol engines will be available in certain markets globally (including Australia) or only in North America.
The hybrid option, if available on the Ranger ute, will be introduced sometime after the initial launch.
We understand that the Ford Ranger 2022 will be built on road-leading features and technology in the current model class, and engineers have been tasked with making the vehicle more SUV-like in terms of comfort, quietness, and driving dynamics.
The good news is, we won’t have to wait long before seeing the next generation, Ford Ranger.
We understand that the Ford Ranger 2022 will launch in the first half of next year, at which time there will be a clearer picture of the arrival date of its local showroom.
For now, the windows are still wide open – late 2021 or early 2022 – as there are four Ford Ranger plants around the world (Thailand, South Africa, Argentina and the US) that need to increase the production of the new model.
2022 Ford Ranger Price
There is no official release date for the 2022 Ford Ranger yet. Check back for updates. Prices also remain uncertain, but if there are no big changes, we only expect inflation-related price increases compared to the current ranger, which ranges from $25.195 to $39,580 (target fees included). Depending on where the 2022 Ranger Raptor falls in the lineup — in the middle like the F-150 Raptor or as a shunting cut — this could push his top price up a bit.