2022 Ford Ranger teased | New Release - Car News Sep 2021

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16:52 Monday 13 Sep 2021

The 2022 Ford Ranger has been teased in pictures and video revealed by Ford.

The 2022 Ford Ranger has been teased in pictures and video released by Ford.

The new Ranger will be developed in collaboration with Volkswagen. The Ranger's chassis will underpin the Volkswagen Amarok and both pick-ups will be built at Ford's factory in South Africa. Volkswagen, meanwhile, is tasked with supplying the trucks' autonomous driving tech. 

The images of the new Rangers show a pick-up truck that is bulkier than the current model with a blunt nose and slab-sided flanks. It looks like an American truck in pictures, but expect it to be significantly smaller in the metal so it's easy to manoeuvre on the UK's tight roads.

Expect the new Ranger's interior to feature uprated infotainment that'll make the cabin feel a lot more modern. You'll likely get a large centre screen that'll be fitted with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, while the options list will include things like a digital dashboard display.

This will still be a working truck capable of carrying more than 1000kg and towing up to 3500kg. You can also expect the new Ranger to come with a four-wheel-drive system that is more advanced than the system fitted to the current model. It will have modes such as snow, sand and mud that will make it easy to set the truck up to tackle a variety of terrains.x

Power is set to come from a 2.0-litre diesel engine producing more than 200PS in top-of-the-range specification. It will get the Ford from 0-62mph in less than 10 seconds and on to a top speed of more than 110mph while returning fuel economy of more than 35mpg, which the old V6 model could only dream of. 

You can expect the Ranger to feel comfortable on the motorway, while autonomous driving tech developed by Volkswagen will extend that ability. It will mean the Ford can drive itself on the motor and in queues of standing traffic. 

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