The updated 2022 Ford Ranger is coming to the markets. This mid-size truck will slot above the brand-new Maverick model and below the famous F-150 pickup. The high-performance Raptor variant is likely to happen, not only in Australia but also in the United States. The 2022MY will arrive with an exterior redesign. The spy shots are the proof we all waited for, and now they are here.
The sales will begin by the end of the year, which is another great news. We also expect to see numerous interior updates, and of course, some mechanical upgrades. The price will slightly increase, but it makes perfect sense after such significant changes.
2022 Ranger Redesign
The upcoming 2022 Ford Ranger continues with the improvements. As we already said, Ranger is a mid-size truck that slots between smaller Maverick and bigger F-150 models. The 2022MY comes with an exterior redesign and we saw a couple of leaked and spy photos. This is a must for a Ranger that competes with models such as Toyota Tacoma and Jeep Gladiator. The front end now looks more squared-off, which is perhaps the most drastic update. New Ranger comes with C-shaped headlights, like the units you can see on the new F-150 pickup.
The headlights are connected by two larger bars on the grille. Generally, we think the front fascia now looks very modern and stylish. Dimensions will most likely remain or Blue Oval will opt for minor dimensional changes. We don’t expect significant moves from Ford in this category. The spy shots are showing a nice set of black wheels and the thinner taillights. With all these updates, the new Ford Ranger definitely looks more modern and more competitive.
The interior of the 2022 Ford Ranger will also gain a couple of refreshments. For a start, the mid-size pickup truck will offer a new and larger touchscreen. The current model comes with an 8-inch touchscreen that is optional. We don’t know the exact size of the new unit but F-150 comes with a 12-inch touchscreen.
No matter what Ford opts for, new SYNC 4 infotainment system will be available. Besides the new display, Ranger will arrive with additional driver-assistance features. On the other hand, we can’t say if the cabin design or its layout will change at all.
Ranger and Ranger Raptor Specs
The forthcoming 2022 Ford Ranger will probably keep its current 2.3-liter turbo-four engine with 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. The current model tows up to 7500 pounds with the optional tow package. The high-performance Raptor variant will hit the markets, not only in Australia but also in the U.S.
It is an interesting decision from the Blue Oval, as the brand already offers various off-road packages such as Tremor. Anyway, the new 2022 Ranger Raptor will ride on a potent 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6. This engine is capable of producing 310 horsepower. Interestingly, the same output will power the brand-new Ford Bronco SUV.
2022 Ford Ranger Release Date, Price
The price of the all-new 2022 Ford Ranger will start at around $30,000. Some reports are suggesting a price that starts below $30k, so we are waiting for the Blue Oval to reveal exact pricing details. The sales will begin by the end of 2021.