The Ford Ranger will share the technical basis with the VW Amarok from 2022. It is still unclear whether the usual equipment lines from XL to Wildtrak to the Raptor will remain and what the price will be.
The fourth generation of the Ford Ranger is getting ready for the market launch in early 2022. Although Ford wants to electrify all commercial vehicles in Germany and all other European countries by 2024 either fully or with plug-in hybrid technology, the Ranger has not yet felt much of this. Conventional turbo diesel with either four or six cylinders continue to operate under the redesigned shell.
We know the three-liter V6 from its predecessor, even if Ford has optimized it for the new generation and flanged it to a ten-speed automatic. The four-cylinder comes in two power levels and, depending on this, optionally with a six or ten-speed automatic, a six-speed manual gearbox is standard onboard. However, Ford has not yet published exact performance data. It is also unclear when a hybrid drive will be submitted later.
In addition to the already known, switchable all-wheel drive, customers can now also order permanent all-wheel drive for optimized off-road suitability. The first official photos show the pick-up with a double cab (four doors, five seats) in the Wildtrak version. In addition, the 2022 Ford Ranger should continue to be available with an extra cabin (two double doors, two + two seats), a single cabin, and an EK chassis. We do not expect major changes in the designation of the well-known XL, XLT, Limited, and Raptor equipment lines.
As for the design of the 2022 Ford Ranger, the fourth generation looks more angular and brawny. Due to the steep grille and the now upright headlights, which wind in a C-shape around the radiator, the front looks massive. Fewer changes can be seen at the rear. The vertical taillights with fresh signatures are still located to the left and right of the loading flap, the third brake light is now attached directly above the handle.
The most obvious result of intensive customer surveys are the integrated steps behind the rear wheels, which are supposed to make it easier to climb the loading area, which has been enlarged by 50 millimeters. The generation change is most evident in the interior thanks to generous digital instruments and reduced analog controls. After the Mustang Mach-E and Focus Facelift, Ford’s Sync 4 is also finding its way into the pick-up.
The central touchscreen, measuring either ten or twelve inches, can now be used, for example, to select off-road and driving modes and to facilitate parking with 360-degree cameras. The standard FordPass-Connect modem also ensures modern networking.
2022 Ford Ranger Price
On the other hand, there is still information about the price of the 2022 Ford Ranger. The previous model is available as a single cabin for 35,807 euros (as of November 2021).