The next-gen Ranger is on the way. From the latest information, Blue Oval will introduce alongside standard model the new 2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid. This model will be available to purchase at the same time as the base one. As you may know, the Ranger pickup truck is a top-rated pickup truck in Australia.
Like the F-150 pickup, Ranger will also get its first hybrid powerplant. This engine consists of a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that is paired with two electric motors. Rendering photos are available and we will be glad to analyze them.
2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid Design
The 2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid pickup was spied testing last year. Also, the motor1 website recently released a few renderings on how this model could look like. The PHEV model will gain various cosmetic updates compared to base one. Firstly, the front fascia sports two more massive chrome bars different that we saw on the base one.
Besides, the grille looks more significant and is rectangular shaped. Like on Ford F-150, we can see the same c-shaped LED headlights. The fog lights sit lower and they provide square shape. On top of that, the chrome bumper looks fantastic and new pickup sports two vertical elements. On the back, tailgate comes standard and it hosts large RANGER lettering in the middle.
The new 2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will feature a new dash. According to Blue Oval, Ranger will get the same treatment as the Everest. Basically, expect the same new SYNC 4 infotainment system. Also, the Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will come with a diagonal 12.8-inch system. If you remember, the same unit can be found in the latest F-150 hybrid pickup.
Besides, the PHEV version will host new upholstery, wireless Android Auto, and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
The driver-assistance features package will be richer than on the base model. So, the PHEV will include Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Blind Spot Information System with Cross-Traffic Alert, Lane Keeping Assist, Reverse Camera, and much more.
2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid System
The upcoming Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid pickup truck will ride on a new T6 body-on-frame platform. Thanks to this architecture, this model can accommodate hybrid powertrain. If you didn’t know, the same architecture underpins the new Ford Everest SUV.
The latest PHEV variant will consist of a 2.3-liter EcoBoost powertrain that will use two electric motors and excellent battery capacity. Moreover, expect that the whole system produces at least 360 horsepower and around 500 lb-ft of torque. From what we heard, the upcoming Hybrid will be equipped with Ford’s newest 10-speed automatic transmission. As for fuel consumption, we are still waiting for more official info.
Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2022 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid pickup truck will be made exclusively for Australian market. We don’t know if this model will be available at the same time in US, or it will be introduced later. From some rough expertise view, the new hybrid could start at over $40,000. As we mentioned, Ford will introduce the new Ranger PHEV later in 2021.