Although Ranger came back to North America just recently, it is actually the same model that has been offered in Australia for a decade. So, it’s no surprise that the Blue Oval company works on the next-generation model. According to the latest reports, the new model will come in the next year, as the 2022 Ford Ranger and it is about to bring a lot of interesting novelties. Allegedly, the new model will once again be trusted to the Australian department, which will once again do most of the job.
From what we know so far, the new model will be codenamed T7 and it will get a new architecture. However, we count on evolutionary changes, with the most significant improvements in most critical points, including the interior design. Also, the hi-performance version is finally about to come to North America, reports say.
2022 Ford Ranger Redesign
When it comes to the 2022 Ford Ranger redesign, one of the first things we should mention is the platform. The new model will once again be developed by the Australian department. However, most of the parts will actually be shared with Ford Bronco, which evolved from the current-generation Ranger. So, even though the new model has been codenamed T7, it will actually be an evolution of the current T6 model. Still, changes will be significant and we may count on improvements in all aspects.
In terms of aesthetics, the Blue Oval company probably won’t gamble too much. So, we presume the new model will follow the brand’s latest design language and take a lot of inspiration from the full-size F-150. Still, we also count on a pack of exclusive details, as the new model will be coming from Australia.
If you look at the current model, it doesn’t look particularly attractive from the inside, even by standards of this segment. Despite that compact pickups are primarily work machines, newer competitors tend to feature car-like interiors. This particularly refers to the Toyota Hilux. In North America we have a model called Honda Ridgeline, which features impressive interior design, on par with crossovers. That’s why we expect a lot from the 2022 Ford Ranger interior. It should bring improvements in terms of materials and aesthetics, as well as in terms of ergonomics. Furthermore, we have no doubt that the new model will be packed with a full load of new tech features.
In terms of space, we don’t expect that things will be much different compared to the current model. Also, the new model should carry on with familiar cab styles in the offer, as well as with similar bed lengths.
2022 Ford Ranger Engines
Things under the hood are relatively easy to predict. When it comes to the North American market, base models will feature a familiar 2.3-liter turbo-four engine. It puts out around 300 horsepower. However, we hope that the Raptor version will finally become available in the U.S. If this happens, we presume that the choice will be on a 2.7-liter V6, which delivers 325 horsepower and a pretty impressive max output of 400 pound-feet.
When it comes to the 2022 Ford Ranger Raptor Australia, we presume it will carry on with a familiar diesel engine. Still, some power increase is quite possible. The current engine puts out around 210 horsepower. All engines should come coupled with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Ford Ranger Release Date and Price
The 2022 Ford Ranger release date is expected to be scheduled for the next year, reports say. When it comes to the price, the current model starts at around $26,000, and we should expect the new one to be slightly higher.