The upcoming 2022 Ford Ranger Hybrid is happening. A spied prototype is the proof we needed and this popular mid-size pickup truck will finally get some sort of electrification. Besides that, Ranger Hybrid will be sold in both Australia and United States. The next-gen Ranger is in the works, so significant upgrades are a must. A hybrid powertrain is just a beginning.
This model will also arrive with a complete redesign. Furthermore, the interior will introduce more tech and more standard features. Reportedly, the new Ranger will borrow a lot of things from the Everest SUV. Still, the highlight is a plug-in hybrid powertrain that will deliver more power and higher fuel efficiency.
2022 Ranger Hybrid Specs
The 2022 Ford Ranger Hybrid will ride on a plug-in hybrid powertrain. As you know, Ranger is a body-on-frame model that sits on the famous T6 architecture. This platform also underpins Ford Everest and it can accommodate hybrid configuration. The Ranger truck will reportedly use a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine in combination with an electric motor and battery. Total output is rated at about 365 hp and over 500 lb-ft of torque.
This is a great improvement in terms of power, however, Ranger Hybrid will also deliver better fuel efficiency. Reportedly, Blue Oval will provide its latest 10-speed automatic transmission as well. It seems like the Ranger won’t offer the same configuration as the Escape and Explorer SUVs. It was just another rumor that clearly won’t happen. Ford will reveal more info in the coming months.
As we said, first spy photos are available. The 2022 Ford Ranger Hybrid looks redesigned, despite heavy camouflage. The most significant upgrades will happen on the front fascia. As before, Ranger will host two chrome bars, but the bars are bigger now. On top of that, a rectangular grille is once again present.
New C-shaped headlights are very stylish and the fog lights are reshaped. Thanks to that, Ranger’s front section now looks closer to the front fascia of the F-150 truck. The side profile and the hood, are more aggressive now. The bumpers at both ends are bolder so Ranger now looks more rugged but also more modern.
As for the interior, the forthcoming 2022 Ford Ranger Hybrid will borrow more things from the Everest SUV. For a start, Ranger will keep its recognizable cabin design with a unique layout. However, a new mid-size pickup truck will arrive with the SYNC4 infotainment. Furthermore, a 12.8-inch tablet-like touchscreen is now in the offer as well.
Blue Oval definitely decided to significantly improve the media center and all of the technology inside the cabin. A 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster looks incredible and Ranger will also offer more safety aids. As before, the five-seat configuration is available thanks to the Super Crew Cab configuration.
2022 Ford Ranger Hybrid Price, Release Date
The sales of the new 2022 Ford Ranger Hybrid will begin later this year, in Australia. Shortly after that, the mid-size pickup truck will arrive in the United States. The price should start below $40,000 but this is not official yet.