This is it the new Ford Ranger ute has been revealed after what feels like years of teasers and tidbits the new generation Ford Ranger pickup and cap chassis ute range will arrive in australia in the second quarter of 2022 and this new genute developed over half a decade locally has a very different look and feel to its predecessor the new model scores fresh exterior design and metalwork a rededigned cabin larger cargo zone that can finally fit a pallet in the pickup models and there’s also a change to what you’ll find under the bonnet too the new model will be offered with a three liter power stroke V6 diesel engine likely reserved for the high grade variants only the rest of the range scores a two-liter four-cylinder diesel engine familiar to transit van customers it’ll come in single turbo and twin turbo tunes replacing the old 2.2 liter and 3.2 liter four and five cylinder diesel engines respectively some of the design highlights include a new integrated rear step to help you jump up into the tub as well as redesigned load-bearing tub rails improve tie-down points an integrated workbench in the restyled tailgate access to tub mount power sockets and more it’s longer and wider than the previous version and has a longer wheelbase and wider track front and rear as well for a better contact patch with the road bellow.
There are bigger wheels across the range too including the 20s on some specs the inside has seen some big changes too the most notable of which is a bigger portrait-style media screen system up to 12 inches in diameter and fully digital instrument cluster are available too for the adventures out there the Range will include some models with four-wheel disc brakes space for two batteries and even an integrated electronic brake controller for towing a bit like some of those big pickup trucks in North America.
As per the previous model, there will be multiple grades available including the base model work-focused XL and XLS version the more family-focused XLT and sport grades, and the top-spec wild track in an evolutionary orange hue of course there’ll be a raptor at some point as well.
As you’d expect there will be single cab super cable extra cab and dual cab models plus a choice of rear-wheel drive 4×2 and off-road capable 4×4 models plus cab chassis and pickup bodies.
The new Range’s exact dimensions engine output fuel consumption figures standard safety inclusions equipment levels payload figures towing capacities pricing and all other info will be revealed in the coming weeks and months.