Ford has been very busy with the all-new Ranger. While the pick-up truck has yet to debut, the automaker has released several teaser videos and images of the next-generation Ranger being put through its paces. But with heavy camouflage still hiding most of the pick-up's appearance, we still don't have a general idea of what it will look like.
That all changes now.
It seems someone was lucky enough to spot the next-gen Ranger while being tested on roads in Thailand. Compared to the teasers, it's wearing less camo as well, giving us our best look yet.
Immediately noticeable on the Ranger is its new front end. While we initially thought it will look similar to the F-150, it seems Ford decided to design it after the Maverick. With its new C-shaped headlights and dual-port style grille, its resemblance to the new Maverick is uncanny.
More importantly, the new photo also confirms what we saw way back in 2019. Remember when Ford lawyers admit that this leaked photo is the next-generation Ranger? They were right, and it appears Ford decided to keep the look instead of changing it.
There are no images of the Ranger's rear, but Ford did give us a glimpse of it last week. Based on what we saw, the pick-up comes with new LED taillights, a new set of wheels, a metal sports bar, and black body cladding on the wheel arches.
Powertrain details for the all-new Ranger remain a mystery. Our best guess is that it will continue to use Ford's 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine. In the current Ranger, the 2.0-liter is available in two states of tune.
For the 4x2 models, the engine uses a single turbo setup that makes 180 PS with 420 Nm of torque. In the 4x4 and Ranger Raptor variants, the 2.0-liter benefits from a twin-turbo setup which produces 213 PS and 500 Nm of torque. Transmission options will also most likely consist of a six-speed manual and a ten-speed automatic.
Ford is still coy as to when they will reveal the all-new Ranger. However, they say it will be revealed later this year. That said, we won't be surprised if it will happen very soon.