The 2022 Ford Ranger Could Be Offered With An Efficient Hybrid Powertrain
It will be different from the ones used in the Escape and Explorerby Sidd Dhimaan, on
Ford may have pulled the plug (pun intended) on a plug-in hybrid F-150, but it does have plans to introduce it on the 2022 Ranger. The Ranger is sold in many countries across the globe and is one of the most important products for the company.
The truck’s next generation is slated to be released next year, and it could see some massive changes under the hood. According to CarExpert, the Ranger will be offered with a new plug-in hybrid powertrain that hasn’t been used in any other product yet.
Will The Hybrid Powertrain Feature In All The Ranger Models Worldwide?
The Australian publication mentioned that the hybrid Ranger will be powered by a 2.3-liter, turbocharged mill paired to an electric motor that will churn out 362 horses and 502 pound-feet of torque. It will be mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ford has decided against using the 3.0- and 2.5-liter PHEV systems found in the new Explorer and Escape. The new mill will also be plonked under the hood of the Ford Everest, the SUV version of the Ranger. Other than this, two diesel mills will be available as an option, and the 3.2-liter, five-cylinder that is being used currently will be retired.
The Ranger Raptor Will Receive Changes As Well
There’s big news on the Ranger Raptor front as well. The Australian Ranger Raptor presently comes with a 2.0-liter, four-cylinder twin-turbocharged EcoBlue engine that makes 210 ponies and 369 pound-feet of torque. This will be replaced by a V-6 turbodiesel mill. There’s no word on the transmission, though, but you can expect the same six-speed manual and 10-speed automatic to be carried over.
Currently, the Ranger comes with just one engine option - a 2.3-liter, four-cylinder EcoBoost engine that packs 270 horses and 310 pound-feet of torque.
Power is sent to the rear wheels via an excellent 10-speed automatic transmission system. You can have it in an all-wheel-drive version as well. The Ranger also comes with a locking rear differential and independent suspensions at the front and rear. However, Ford recently introduced a new package that pumps up the power figures by 45 ponies and 60 pound-feet of torque from the factory itself. So, with this package, it will now churn out 315 ponies and 370 pound-feet of twist.
The publication also notes that the higher trim models will receive a 12.8-inch portrait infotainment screen and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. These new changes make the 2022 Ranger exciting. Do you think the U.S.-spec Ranger will also receive changes under the hood? Share your thoughts with us in the comments section below.
|ENGINE||Turbocharged 2.0-Liter Four-Cylinder Diesel|
|0 TO 60 MPH||10.5 seconds|
|FUEL ECONOMY||21 City / 26 Highway / 23 Combined|