Ford will unveil the new Ford Ranger next November 24. The pick-up initially designed for all markets except North America will debut this month a new generation designed this time for a global audience.
The current generation Ford Ranger went on sale globally in 2011, and did not hit the US market until 2019. The next-generation model slated to make its world debut this month was designed with the United States in mind as well. beginning, and the blue oval posted a video explaining how it created a pickup that can be liked in more than 180 countries.
“Our research showed that, regardless of the market, customers were aligned with what a Ranger should be, both in terms of how it looks and what it should make them feel. This was a really clarifying moment for us,” said the chief designer Max Tran.
A global pick-up and plug-in hybrid
On an aesthetic level, the advance lets us see rather little. Apart from the light signature inspired by that of its older brothers in the range, such as the Ford F-150, there is a sense of a front with a horizontal bar on the grille that bites into the light clusters, in the style of what the new proposes. Ford Bronco.
As for the mechanics, there is talk of the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, probably only for the United States, as well as the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder that the current Ranger already equips in some markets.
For this new generation, the 2.3 EcoBoost would become part of a system plug-in hybrid. In addition, the possibility of circulating in electric mode and not affected by high registration taxes, it is said that it will offer 360 hp and 680 Nm.
Diesel engines are not ruled out either.especially in Europe, where diesel is still the engine of choice for large SUVs and especially pick-ups. However, the option of a plug-in hybrid with the motorization of the Ford Explorer PHEV (V6 gasoline for a total of 457 hp) seems ruled out for the moment.
On the other hand, the arrival of a new Ford Ranger also heralds the arrival of a new Volkswagen Amarok. Since the new pick-up from Volkswagen and Ford will share platform. Both the Ford Ranger and the Volkswagen Amarok will hit the market in 2022.