The next-gen 2022 Ford Ranger will hit the dealerships in a one-year time. Ranger has been a subject of various speculations. Now, it seems like most of these rumors were false. New Ranger will surely arrive with the T7 architecture that also underpins the new Volkswagen Amarok model. Ranger will continue to deliver improvements.
New generation will introduce some significant changes, including a new bolder design and a more modern interior. Whatsoever, new engine is a possibility, but only for some markets. Rumored V6 turbodiesel is the most likely candidate to find its place under the hood of new Ranger. Here’s everything we know about the approaching mid-size pickup truck.
2022 Ranger Exterior Redesign
The forthcoming 2022 Ford Ranger will continue with the good looks and plenty of equipment. Ford is known for its durable pickup trucks and Ranger is perhaps the best model in this category. The next-gen Ranger will gain complete exterior redesign. Thanks to that, we expect to see plenty of visual improvements. For a start, new model will get a revamped front fascia.
Ranger is known for its hexagonal grille. It will be interesting to see if the Blue Oval opts for a new grille design. The LED headlights will look slimmer, while the 16-inch wheels are once again offered as standard. We are still waiting for more details, but Ford will surely offer a couple of brand-new exterior paints.
The interior of the 2022 Ford Ranger will once again look modern and stylish. However, the mid-size pickup will get improved comfort and more tech. The cabin is very spacious and you can get Ranger in various cab configurations. Once again, Ranger is available in XL, XLT and Lariat trim levels. The base trim level offers a 4-speaker sound system, 7-inch infotainment touchscreen, Bluetooth, and numerous USB ports. However, this trim will now get more driver-assistance, including standard pedestrian detection.
The mid-grade XLT version gets a Co-Pilot360 safety suite, so we should expect even more safety aids. Most likely, Ranger XLT will now provide parking sensors, lane-keep assist, and blind-spot monitoring systems. Ford’s SYNC3 infotainment is available across the complete lineup of trim levels. However, the Lariat model comes with a larger touchscreen, leather upholstery, new navigation, and much more.
New V6 Turbodiesel Engine
The all-new 2022 Ford Ranger will offer different engine options for each market. As you know, Ranger is a global model so there will be plenty of powertrains in the offer. As for the model in the United States, a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel will almost certainly happen. This unit will deliver up to 250 horsepower and almost 350 lb-ft of torque.
As we said, Ranger and Amarok will share the same platform, so this diesel engine makes perfect sense. A 10-speed automatic transmission will be in the offer as well. We are waiting for Ford to release the complete engine lineup, but the diesel powertrain is now basically official.
2022 Ford Ranger Release Date and Price
The price of the 2022 Ford Ranger will start at around $30,000. It is the next-gen model so the price increase is perfectly reasonable. Ranger could get a hybrid powertrain, besides the high-performance Raptor variant. Those models will cost around $40,000. The sales will start later in 2021.