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Plug-In Hybrid 2022 Ford Ranger Pickup Truck Apparently In the Works

Photographed uncamouflaged last year, a mid-size pickup truck that everyone believes to preview the next Ranger could mark a turning point for Ford outside of the United States. We all know the F-150 Hybrid is coming for the 2021 model year, but the Ranger could level up to a plug-in hybrid option.
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Citing “confidential plans leaked ahead of a drip-feed of information,” Car Expert suggests that two diesels will be joined by a gasoline PHEV for 2022. As expected, the plug-in hybrid system centers around the 2.3-liter EcoBoost that Ford offers in the U.S. version of the mid-sized pickup. The Australian motoring publication also says that the next Everest sport utility vehicle will get this mill.

Estimated to crank out 270 kW and 680 Nm of torque, the Ranger PHEV and Everest PHEV may drink as little as 3.0 liters of dinosaur juice per 100 kilometers (78.4 mpg). Make that 367 PS for European customers and 362 horsepower plus 502 pound-feet for North America. That said, what else can we look forward to?

Car Expert believes the inline-five Duratorq inline-five turbo diesel will be phased out in favor of the 2.0-liter EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel and the 3.0-liter Power Stroke V6 from the F-150 Diesel in the United States. Regardless of engine option and be it 2WD or 4WD, the Ranger is understood to be paired exclusively to the 10-speed automatic that was co-developed with General Motors.

Both the 2022 Ranger and Everest should level up to a different design of the dashboard as well, featuring SYNC 4 touchscreen infotainment from the redesigned F-150 with a diagonal of 12.8 inches. The tablet-like media center may be joined by the 10.25-inch digital instrument cluster from the Mustang Mach-E.

Even if it’s mandatory to take these details with a pinch of salt before Ford starts undressing the real deal of its secret, there’s no denying that Volkswagen will borrow plenty of stuff from the all-new Ranger. The German automaker’s aging Amarok pickup truck will be based on the American sibling, and chances are we’re going to see the newcomer in 2021 for the 2022 model year as well.

Considering that the 2021 Ford Bronco rides on an evolution of the body-on-frame T6 platform that underpins both the Ranger and Everest, our first proper look at the 2022 models will come from North America later this year. The Bronco will be produced exclusively at the Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, MI.

 
 
 
 
 

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