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2022 Ford Ranger Officially Revealed

Ford calls this rival to the GWM P-Series, Isuzu D-Max , Nissan Navara and Toyota Hilux, it's “smartest, most versatile and most capable Ranger ever,” the next-generation Ranger builds on the legacy of its predecessors while also embracing comfort, technology and improved capability.

The all-new Ford Ranger will be built at the Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s assembly plant in Silverton, Pretoria, as well as in Thailand, for the global market. Interestingly, the new Ranger project was spearheaded by Ford’s Product Development Centre in Australia.

Its ‘newness’ is immediately apparent as the model adopts a bolder design. A single bar sits atop a larger and more prominent grille, and flows into new C-shaped headlights. With stylish daytime running lights and newly available Matrix LED.

Other highlights include a sculpted hood and muscular bodywork. The rear end is more evolutionary, there is distinctive taillights and a revised tailgate with prominent Ranger lettering. A new rear bumper with side steps, which help to improve access to the bed. The tailgate can function as a mobile work bench. Another interesting touch is the zone lighting system, which provides 360 degrees of illumination at night.

The bed is slightly larger than before as the redesigned Ranger has a 2 inch (50 mm) wider track and a 2 inch (50 mm) longer wheelbase. Besides the increased dimensions, it sports a new bedliner and additional cargo tie down points. They’re joined by spring-loaded cleats on the sides of the cargo box as well as a new cargo management system that features moveable dividers.

Inside it features a high-tech cockpit with a digital instrument cluster and a 10.1- or 12-inch SYNC4 infotainment system. The Ranger has an integrated modem that allows for modern connectivity. In particular, owners can use the FordPass app to remotely start and lock/unlock the vehicle as well as check on its status. The model should also improve with age thanks to over-the-air updates.

The Ranger features a more modern dashboard with stylish air vents and what appears to be painted trim. Elsewhere, there’s a revised center console, minimalist switchgear, a wireless smartphone charger and clever storage solutions.

Ford has confirmed that a 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel will be offered in the new Ranger. Other engines on offer include the single-turbo diesel and bi-turbo diesel 2.0-litre 4-cylinder motors, 2.3-litre EcoBoost 4-cylinder turbopetrol engine. As far as transmissions are concerned, the current bakkie’s 10-speed automatic transmission has been updated, but Ford will also offer a 6-speed manual gearbox.

The new Ford Ranger will be launched in South Africa in 2022 in the 2nd quarter.

Content created and supplied by: SeanTheSoul (via Opera News )

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