We’re all excited for the next-generation Ford Ranger. The current generation Ranger T6 has been on the market for a decade, making it one of the oldest midsize pick-up trucks out there. But come next year, Ford will finally reveal the all-new model.
So far, there’s very little information about the next-generation Ranger. We did, however, get to see a rough sketch of it in the form of its Volkswagen sibling, the Amarok. Aside from that, we’ve also seen photos of the all-new model floating around the internet. The photos weren't high-res, and the trucks were still covered in camo. But, it did give us an idea of the new Ranger's exterior.
It seems more photos have now found their way on the internet, and it caught the attention of Australian publication Motoring. The new images give us a more up-close look at the 2022 Ranger. Like before, these photos appear to be taken in the Australian outback. Interestingly, the proportion looks relatively similar to the current Ranger. However, that may be due to the heavy camouflage and faux panels.
The front end appears to have large vertical headlights with C-shaped LED daytime running lights. There’s also a small cut out below for the foglights. Meanwhile, a large black panel covers the center section, indicating the possibility of a large grille. With that, the 2022 Ranger will likely have design elements similar to its big brother, the F-150.
The rear of the next-generation Ranger is still covered in camo. But, we do get a glimpse of the pick-up’s new taillights. Interestingly, none of the Rangers seen in this batch of spy photos appear to have extended wheel arches. One of them also appears to be in left-hand drive. Another noteworthy detail is the roof rails, or lack thereof, depending on the model. That said, it is possible these are three different variants of the Rangers being tested. One thing is for sure, though. The next-generation Ranger has come a long way from the leaked Ford prototype pick-up truck in 2019.
There’s no word yet about the powertrain, but there is a stronger possibility of a pure Ford powertrain line-up instead of a mix of Ford and Volkswagen engines. We will have to wait a few more months to get more information, and we will keep close tabs on the all-new Ranger's development.