The all-new Ford Everest and Ranger Raptor are coming soon
One of the most highly anticipated models Ford will be launching this year is the all-new Ranger. The automaker has given us an early glimpse of the pick-up truck through teaser photos. Meanwhile, spy photos have provided a better look at the changes made. While we already have a good idea of what the new Ranger will look like, we have yet to see its SUV counterpart – the all-new Everest.
That all changes now.
Photos of the next-generation Everest have surfaced on the internet. Like the next-gen Ranger test mules, however, the SUV is still heavily covered in camouflage. Interestingly, the Everest seen in these photos is already modified. It has already been outfitted with accessories such as a steel front bumper with an overrider, LED fog lights, a snorkel, a roof rack with an awning, and aftermarket wheels wrapped in chunky off-road tires.
Because of the added parts, it's a bit hard to make out the changes between the next-generation Everest and the outgoing model. What we can see is a similar front end to the Ranger. It will come with large headlights with C-shaped LED DRLs and a massive grille. Do expect the grille design to be different from that of the Ranger as with the current models. At the rear, there's a redesigned bumper with larger vertical reflectors. A new set of LED taillights with unique design elements along with a redesigned tailgate round up the changes.
There's no word yet on the powertrain, but expect it to be the same as the ones offered in the Ranger. The 2022 Ranger will supposedly be available with the same 2.0-liter diesel mill with two states of tune.
Aside from the Everest, the next-generation Ranger Raptor was also seen for the first time. Interestingly, this particular prototype is a left-hand drive. Unlike the SUV, the Baja-spec Ranger is mostly unmodified apart from the snorkel. Expect to see this pickup adopt the same design language as the standard but with more aggressive styling and the signature Raptor grille design.
What piqued our interest about this particular Ranger Raptor is the exhaust. Unlike the standard pick-up, the more rugged Raptor comes with a set of twin exhaust pipes. Does this mean that it will use a different engine? It's possible. But with nothing confirmed yet, we'll have to wait for more info to find out.
The all-new Ranger is slated to debut later this year. But with the Everest already seen, expect it to be revealed shortly after. As for the Ranger Raptor, it could arrive sometime in late 2022.