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New 2022 Ford Ranger: All You Need to Know

2022 Ford Ranger

After a series of teasers and leaked images, Ford finally took the wraps off the all-new 2022 Ford Ranger pickup.

On the exterior, we have a new grille, bolder wheel arches, and for the first time, matrix LED headlights. At the back, the taillights are designed in harmony with the signature graphics on the front.

2022 Ford Ranger

Inside, the cabin now features soft‑touch materials that are more premium than before.

Taking centre stage is either a 10.1-inch or 12-inch touchscreen depending on variant, complemented by a fully digital instrument panel powered by Ford’s latest SYNC 4 system which comes customer-ready with its voice-activated communications, entertainment and information systems. The screen also is linked to a 360-degree camera. 

2022 Ford Ranger interior

Many of the traditional driving mode controls have been moved from the dash and centre console to their own dedicated display on the SYNC screen.

With one button press, drivers can go to Ranger’s dedicated screen for all off-road and drive modes where they can monitor the driveline, steering angle, vehicle pitch and roll angles and other controls.

2022 Ford Ranger infotainment

There are not only places to store your phone or charge it wirelessly (where compatible), but also a large centre console bin to stash things. In addition, the door pockets are designed to carry more, the wide dash conceals an upper glove box and there are storage bins under and behind the rear seats.

And then there is the FordPass app which enhances the ownership experience with features like Remote Start, Vehicle Status, and remote lock and unlock functions via a mobile device.

2022 Ford Ranger seats

Beneath the new bodywork is an upgraded chassis riding on a wheelbase 50mm longer and a track 50mm wider than the prior Ranger.

Mechanical ungrades include the addition of the 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel engine into the lineup, complementing the Single-Turbo and Bi-Turbo 2.0-litre four-cylinder diesel engines.

2022 Ford Ranger gear

Ford’s engineers have also moved the front wheels forward by 50mm for a better approach angle and outboard for better off-road articulation, both of which improve the off‑roading experience.

They also shifted the rear suspension dampers outboard of the frame rails to give drivers and passengers a better ride both on- and off‑road.

2022 Ford Ranger rear

Customers will have a choice of two four-wheel drive systems – an electronic shift-on-the-fly system, or an advanced new full-time four-wheel drive system with a set-and-forget mode, designed for capability when and where customers need it.

Off-road recovery is made easier with prominent dual recovery hooks in the front bumper.

2022 Ford Ranger

Other new features include a tough plastic-moulded bedliner that helps protect both the truck bed from scratches and owners’ knees from kneeling on a steel truck bed, extra cargo tie down points, and flexible load box caps around the sides of the box and across the tailgate.

In addition, the Ranger offers a new cargo management system designed with dividers to hold various sized items – like timber or toolboxes.

2022 Ford Ranger

Owners also can create smaller compartments to store objects, which would otherwise have to go in the cab, using a system of ultra-strong spring-loaded cleats that clip into rails bolted to each side of the cargo box.

The tailgate can also double as a mobile work bench with an integrated ruler and clamp pockets to measure, grip and cut building materials.

2022 Ford Ranger

There is also Zone lighting now – controlled via the in-cabin SYNC screen or through the FordPass app – provides 360‑degree lighting around the truck to help give customers better visibility around the vehicle.

The Load box lighting is provided under the left- and right-hand rails and provides plenty of light for finishing up jobs in low light or finding things in the cargo box at night.

2022 Ford Ranger tailgate

The next-generation Ranger will be built at Ford’s plants in Thailand and South Africa beginning in 2022, with other markets to be announced at a later date.

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All-New Ford Ranger to Make World Debut This Month

2022 Ford Ranger

Ford Motor Company today announced that it will finally reveal the much-anticipated next-generation 2022 Ford Ranger pick-up on the 24th of November.

Ford claims that it has reimagined, redesigned, and reengineered the Ranger to be the smartest, most versatile and most capable Ranger ever for customers in more than 180 markets around the world.

Ford also said that it conducted more than 5,000 interviews and worked with hundreds of pick-up owners, in dozens of workshops across the globe to find out how owners used their trucks, what they liked, what they wished it had and what experiences mattered the most to them.

It is said that all the feedback has gone into developing the all-new Ranger to be the most desirable pickup truck in the market.

This customer-centric approach helped Ford design and engineer solutions with the next-generation Ranger that customers wanted and would appreciate.

Ford Ranger Raptor X
This most recent form of Ranger to be launched in Malaysia

Expected to come with a rugged new look, and a host of new features that boost productivity, capability and versatility, the next-generation Ranger promises to go more places, work harder and offer more comfort and refinement than ever before.

Until then, enjoy a sneak peek here of the design process with the next-generation Ranger’s Chief Designer Max Tran, who reveals how thousands of owner insights from around the world helped influence the truck’s design and many of its key features.

“As designers, we engaged with customers much earlier in the process, spent more time with them and got more insights than ever before.”

“Interestingly, we found that no matter what market, our customers are doers. They like solving their own problems, and they like to feel confident in their truck … not just the way the vehicle functions but the way they feel when they’re driving it,” said Max Tran, Chief Designer of the all-new Ford Ranger.

As for the Malaysian market, we can surely expect the all-new Ford Ranger’s arrival next year as the current-gen Ranger has been around for quite some time, while rivals like the Toyota Hilux, Mitsubishi Triton Athlete, Isuzu D-Max have all gone through some form of update in the past year.

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