For the more arduous and complicated work tasks and to enjoy leisure and free time with the family, the versatility of type vehicles pick-up has always been one of the main assets of this type of car throughout its history, a development in which the Ford ranger It has been, is and will be one of the most outstanding models in the segment.
The new generation Ranger, says Ford, is the most “versatile, capable and intelligent of all time”, a model whose world production will start throughout 2022 and whose commercialization in Europe will take place at the end of the same year. In our continent, the current Ranger being sold is the segment leader, with 45,359 units sold and a market share of 39.9%.
STURDY AND POWERFUL ON THE OUTSIDE, MORE TECHNOLOGICAL ON THE INSIDE
The characteristic robust and powerful appearance The one that this pick-up has always shown is reinforced even more in this new generation with a series of new aesthetic details that are distributed throughout its imposing body. At the front, the striking new grille is striking, as well as the C-shaped headlights (which can adopt modern vehicle technology). lighting with LED matrix headlights). In its side view, as a new element, a subtle line stands out that extends to some marked wheel arches that have their corresponding anti-shock element. Already in the rear area, the light clusters also have the same original C-shape of the headlights.
At inside, those responsible for design have wanted to give the new Ranger 2022 an appearance similar to that of a passenger car, so they have not hesitated to use higher quality materials and softer to the touch, in addition to another series of elements that enhance theconnectivity and inflight entertainment, thanks to the incorporation of SYNC4 multimedia system from Ford3, equipped with communication systems, and commands that can be activated by voice. It is also interesting the technology of access to Internet on board Thanks to the FordPass Connect technology with integrated modem, compatible with the FordPass5 app, from which owners can remotely control various information and functions of their vehicle via their smartphone (remote start, technical condition of the car and locking and unlocking functions, among others).
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On the other hand, from the large screen of the multimedia system (10.1 or 12 inches, depending on the version) it will be possible to view everything that happens outside in a 360 ° view, in such a way that the driver will be able to park the vehicle more easily in very confined spaces, in addition to being able to circulate with greater safety and confidence in unpaved offroad areas to notice the presence of possible natural obstacles, such as stones, tree branches , etc.
FORD RANGER 2022: TECHNICAL KEYS
In the “technical skeleton” of the new generation Ranger, since the signing of the oval it is confirmed that the wheelbase has grown by 5 centimeters, the same measure in which also increase the front and rear tracks. Thanks to the incorporation of a hydroformed front structure, there is more space in the engine compartment, which accommodates a new V6 engine, in addition to offering more extra space for the installation of other types of more efficient technologies (hybridization knocks on the door of this pick-up…).
To propel yourself, you can choose with a motor 3.0 V6 turbodiesel, as well as two other 2.0 inline four-cylinder diesel engines (one with a single turbo and the other with two turbos). At the moment, the oval firm has not published specific data of power and torque of the mechanical versions that will be available in Europe.
Among the technical changes initially announced in the chassis of the new Ranger, there have also been shifted the rear suspension dampers out of the frame rails. On the other hand, two four-wheel drive systems will be available.
The multiple options of personalization –up to 150 different accessoriesAccording to Ford, it is another of the strengths in the new generation of the pick-up, all of which will make life on board even more pleasant, in addition to facilitating the tasks of loading, transporting and anchoring in the box or in the area. loading.