The all-new 2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid is on the way. It’s been a while since the rumors regarding the Ranger PHEV began to raise our hopes. However, the unavoidable will occur, according to numerous reliable reports. The all-new Ranger is in the last stages of development, which means we’ll get our first look at the next-generation pickup in 2022 as a 2023 model year for the US market.
The hybrid variant won’t depart from the regular Ranger in terms of design and technology. However, Ranger PHEV will provide more power and significantly better fuel economy. This model will use the same platform as the Bronco SUV and the two models will be similar in so many ways. Without further ado, here’s everything we know about the new Ranger and its hybrid powertrain option.
2022 Ranger Plug-In Hybrid Specs
From what we know, the 2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid is already in the works. This plug-in hybrid variant will be powered by a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine. Moreover, a transmission-mounted electric motor, producing 362 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque is available. The fuel efficiency is expected to be around 78.4 mpg (3.0 liters per 100 km), which clearly indicates a lot of electrical assistance.
As we already said, Ranger will sit on the same architecture that underpins the new Bronco SUV. Thanks to that, this 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine will firstly appear in the new Ford Bronco. Lastly, Ford will offer a relatively new 10-speed automatic transmission.
We have the first spy shots of the next-gen 2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid. Despite the thick camouflage, the exterior overhaul is so easy to spot. The most substantial changes will be made to the front fascia. Ranger will still have two chrome bars, but they will be larger this time. On top of it, a rectangular grille is on offer once more.
The new C-shaped headlights are quite fashionable, and the fog lights have been modified. As a result, the front part of the Ranger now resembles the front fascia of the Ford F-150 truck. The side profile and hood are now more aggressive. Lastly, the bumpers on both ends are bolder, giving the Ranger a more rough but also modern appearance.
In terms of interior design, the next 2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will take cues from the Everest SUV. For starters, Ranger will retain its distinctive cabin appearance while introducing a new layout. A new mid-size pickup, on the other hand, will be available with the SYNC4 infotainment system. In addition, a 12.8-inch tablet-like touchscreen is now available.
Blue Oval made the conscious decision to dramatically upgrade the media center and all of the equipment within the cabin. A 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster looks fantastic, and Ranger will also include extra safety features. The Super Crew Cab setup, like before, provides a standard five-seat arrangement.
2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid Release Date, Price
The new 2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will go on sale in Australia later this year. The mid-size pickup vehicle will arrive in the United States shortly after that. The price should be less than $40,000, though this is not yet official.