Next-gen Ford Ranger revealed at last
Ford has taken the wraps off the new Ranger pickup truck set to come out in 180 countries and arrive in Europe in late 2022.
The Ford Maverick and F-150 both come to mind when looking at the exterior of the next-gen Ranger. For the first time on record, you can opt for LED Matrix headlights. The radiator grille and wheel arches are new, and many functional improvements can be seen all around. The track gains another 50 mm (2 inches) of width, while the front overhang becomes 50 mm (2 inches) shorter. The chassis is the same model, but updated.
Production will begin in early 2022 in Thailand and South Africa, Ford says. When the truck finally reaches Europe, it will do so with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel engine obtainable in single- and dual-turbo versions. A previously unavailable 3.0-liter V6 diesel will also be on the list, and will make use of the expanded engine bay of the new Ranger. Its power specifications remain to be disclosed.
In other markets, the Ranger will get other region-specific powertrains. For example, it will be available with a 2.3-liter petrol turbo-four in the United States.
Transmission-wise, buyers will be able to choose from six-speed manual, six-speed auto, and ten-speed auto. AWD will come in two flavors (permanent and part-time electronic), and 2WD versions will also be obtainable.
Editor Andrew Raspopov
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