At this point, we know a few things about the next-generation Ford Ranger. We know that it will share its parts with the Volkswagen Amarok, and its launch year is confirmed for 2022. However, there haven't been many sightings of the new pick-up.
But a Facebook post caught the attention of Australian motoring publication, CarAdvice. It was photos of pick-ups wrapped up in camouflage, and they say it's the all-new Ranger. If so, it seems that Ford is busy fine-tuning the pick-up before its debut next year. At the same time, we also get a glimpse of the redesigned pick-up.
Judging by the cutouts at the front, it looks like the Ranger will have C-shaped headlights. The massive black panel in the center of each test truck hints that this model will have a rather sizable grille. Also, the trucks in the photos appear to be larger than the outgoing version. With that, we reckon the 2022 Ranger will have design elements borrowed from its big brother, the all-new F-150.
The small design hints from the spy photos confirm one thing, and it's that the Ranger and the Amarok will have unique sheet metal. At least we know that these models won't just be rebadged versions of each other. That said, we are curious if these pick-ups will have similar bed dimensions or if one will be bigger than the other. As for interiors, it isn't known if they will share door cards and dashboards. Also, the engine line-up is yet to be confirmed, but reliable sources say it's Ford who will supply engines for Volkswagen and not the other way around.
Aside from the Ranger, Ford is also preparing the third-generation Everest. Unlike the previous generation, it will come out around the same time as its pick-up counterpart. It's an unprecedented move since none of its competitors have done that. All of them held out for almost a year before launching their SUVs following their pick-ups. Should Ford's launch strategy prove successful, other manufacturers might follow suit.