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The All-New 2022 Ford Ranger Gets Its Global Reveal

The long wait is over for Ford truck enthusiasts as the all-new 2022 Ford Ranger was finally unveiled to the public.

The seventh generation Ranger will be powered with a new twin-turbo diesel V6, housed in an improved chassis and adorned with the latest high-tech upgrades in a more comfortable interior.

The new Ranger is a reflection of the company’s current design philosophy and shares visual cues from other Ford models like the Maverick and the staple F-150. The new model adapted a more modern fascia and favored sharper lines to emphasize the signature masculine features of Ford trucks.

Aesthetically, the truck takes a modern rugged design as its front end gets a new sharp grille, decked with the futuristic C-shaped LED daytime running lights. The matrix LED headlights are now being offered for improved nighttime visibility, perfect for outdoor activities with the truck. The rear end of the Ranger mirrors the front part of the truck, with the body lines smoothly flowing to the taillight design.

Full body dimensions haven't been announced yet, but it is expected to be within the same aspects to the outgoing model. The truck’s wheelbase has been lengthened by about two inches while the chassis has been revised as well. According to Ford, the new Ranger will ride better with its rear shocks now being placed outside of the frame rails.

The new chassis was also revealed to have a bigger engine bay which makes enough room for its new 3.0-liter diesel V6, rumored to be housing the similar 250HP unit powering the F-150. Ford is also expected to offer a 2.0 four-cylinder diesel engine, with either a single turbo or twin turbochargers for the model. While the only gas engine announced was the 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.

The company announced that the new model will be offered with a 10-speed automatic transmission. However, a six-speed manual is also expected as the Ranger heavily caters to a more off-road leaning market.

Ford also decided to offer a more premium interior upgrade to the new model. The Ranger gets a huge vertical touch screen available in both 10.1 and 12 inches. The monitor is integrated to the dash, in line with the vertical air vents. The center console poses with a new electronic shifter, which replaces the more mechanical unit of the previous model.

Article by: PAULO CUENTO

December 04, 2021

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