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2022 Ford Ranger’s intelligent tub particulars

Ford touched on the new-generation Ranger’s intelligent pallet-swallowing tub at the world premiere in November final yr, however because the launch will get nearer it’s speaking about a number of the commonplace or optionally available options as soon as once more.

Very like the larger F-150 within the States, the Blue Oval has determined a easy open house with some tie-downs and a counterbalanced tailgate doesn’t reduce the mustard.

UPDATE, 25/01/2022 – Ford Australia has offered extra particulars on availability of the brand new Ranger’s tub options. We’ve up to date this text accordingly.

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Given the Ranger is Australia’s second biggest-selling car, and given it was as soon as once more developed proper right here in Victoria, a revisit appears so as.

An explainer piece first appeared on Ford of Europe’s media website, however a lot of the options detailed may even be current on the Australian-spec Ranger.

So, what are we speaking about?

  • An entry step as pictured above that saves you stepping on a slippery tyre.
  • The ‘easy-lift’ tailgate could be raised and lowered with one hand, and doubles as a workbench with clamp pockets hid by spring-loaded caps, plus a built-in ruler with 10mm increments.
  • The broader moulded profile on the bedliner is claimed to be extra comfy in your knees, thereby simpler to scrub and gripper.
  • Drop-in bedliner with divider sections to make compartments in Double Cab fashions, though Ford says the precise dividers have to be custom-made from timber at dwelling after which put in. That’s odd.
  • An inside rail with spring-loaded, adjustable cleats on both aspect of the cargo field which slide and lock into 9 areas alongside the rail. There are additionally six fastened tie-down factors. Very Nissan-Navara-like, and obtainable solely on the Wildtrak.
  • Exterior tie-down rails designed to suit ratchet straps and ropes. Wildtrak variants are fitted with aluminium extrusions that double as tie-down rails that run the total size of the cargo field.
  • Load field entry caps, or detachable plastic bits that cowl attachment factors for equipment comparable to canopies and gear crossbars.
  • A powered curler shutter run from the important thing fob, a change contained in the cargo field, or from the instrument panel is optionally available. The powered shutter contains equipment channels, and ice break and anti-pinch capabilities.

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There’s nonetheless a 12V socket within the tub in all bar the XL and XLS, however sadly the 400W inverter obtainable abroad gained’t be coming right here.

Zone lighting is new and will probably be commonplace on the Wildtrak and optionally available on the XLT and Sport.

This makes use of a mixture of the headlights, puddle lamps, numberplate lamps and field lighting, which could be set to light up a 360-degree space, or simply zones. That is managed by way of the touchscreen or the FordPass app.

There are under-seat stowage tubs within the rear of the cabin, whereas up entrance the Wildtrak could be specified with a pre-wired overhead auxiliary change panel to facilitate fitment of sunshine bars, winches, or extra advanced conversions comparable to tipper our bodies and towing gear.

Underneath the bonnet, there’s added house for a second battery.

Past these options, there’ll even be a spread of as many as 600 factory-backed equipment developed in collaboration with ARB.

We don’t know last specs and market particulars at this stage, save that the brand new and once more Thai-sourced Ford Ranger will hit Australian dealerships from the center of 2022.

  • Three engines will probably be provided at launch: single- and bi-turbo four-cylinder choices, and a 3.0-litre V6. They’re all diesels
  • 5 trim ranges will probably be obtainable at launch, starting from XL to Wildtrak. A Ranger Raptor will observe
  • Prime-spec automobiles may have a 12-inch vertical touchscreen inside, cheaper automobiles get a 10-inch unit
  • Gross sales will begin in the midst of 2022 for Australia

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