2022 Ford Raptor Leaked It is worth knowing that the Ranger car is one of Ford’s global players – it is sold in North America, Europe, Australia, and other regions of the world.
Depending on the market, it has various powertrain and specifications but all of them are the same truck in the end.
That’s why a new comprehensive report on the next generation of Ranger, coming from the Down Under country, can be considered valid for the United States and Europe too.
Reported by CarExpert preliminary details about the 2022 Ranger and 2022 Everest with the latest being the SUV truck version available in Australia.
According to the publication, the pickup will get a completely new hybrid powertrain plug-in, which hasn’t been installed in any Ford product to date.
On the other hand a secret plan about the Ford Ranger and Everest 2022 has been leaked ahead of an infusion of information about new models, which will begin later this year.
The plan, exclusively obtained by CarExpert, details the range of drivetrains and offers details of the next generation of the Ranger and Everest models to be offered by Ford, including plug-in hybrid variants of both dual cabin ute and off-road SUVs.
What do we know about the 2022 Ford Ranger and Ford Everest
- Three engines will be offered: two diesel engines and a gasoline plug-in hybrid (further below)
- The 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel engine will be stopped
- Everest will be available in six trim levels, including a focused off-road Wildtrak X variant
- Everest prices will range from around $ 50,000 before on-road fees to $ 76,000 before on-road fees
- The Ranger Raptor will get a V6 turbo-diesel engine to replace its 2.0-twin-turbocharged diesel
- Our computer-generated images are based on the final clay model from Ranger and Everest
- Interiors on high specification models will get a 12.8-inch portrait infotainment screen and wireless Apple Car Play and Android Auto
The addition of a hybrid plug-in variant for Ranger and Everest is behind Ford, which has allocated an investment of US $ 11 billion for electric vehicles, with plans to launch six fully-electric products (including F-150 trucks) starting with Mach-E.
The information below is a mixture of what we already know, along with information from our confidential sources and logical speculation.
2022 Ford Ranger and Ford Everest Engine
On the engine side, Ford will kick in the 2022 Ford Ranger and Ford Everest by removing the ability to buy both models with an old 3.2 liter five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine.
The standard engine will be a 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel that produces 157kW of power and 500Nm of torque.
Buyers will be able to upgrade the turbo-diesel six-cylinder engine as an option on high-end models. The engine will be a turbocharged diesel 3.0-cylinder six-cylinder that produces 186kW of power and 600Nm of torque.
Six-cylinder diesel engines are currently used in the American F-150. The V6 diesel engine was released in June 2018 and helped the F-150 offer a towing capacity of more than 5000kg with trailer brakes.
At present, only two utes of V6-powered diesel on the market are the Volkswagen Amarok V6 and (for now) the Mercedes-Benz X-Class X350d.
Both use a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 diesel engine. Amarok pumps 190kW (200kW when overpowering) and 580Nm of torque, while the X350d produces 190kW and 550Nm of torque.
Volkswagen and Mercedes-Benz can run from 0-100 km / h for 7.3 and 7.5 seconds respectively.
The last engine offered for the Ranger and Everest, although it might not be available immediately at launch, is a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine with a hybrid plug-in system.
The Ranger and Everest PHEV will produce 270kW of power and 680Nm of torque and are expected to offer a combined fuel savings of 3.0 liters of fuel per 100 km.
Our understanding is that plug-in hybrid engines are not yet used in all Ford products globally. Currently, the PHEV Explorer uses a 3.0-liter V6 turbocharged and electric motor, while the Escape PHEV uses a smaller 2.5-liter four-cylinder in combination with an electric motor.
The entire lineup will be mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission.
2022 Ford Raptor Hybrid Plug-In
This car will be using a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission and powered by an electric motor for a combined output of 362 horsepower (270 kilowatts) and 502 pound-feet (680 Newton-meters) torque.
The powertrain will be different from the Ford 3.0 and 2.5 liters PHEV systems found in the new Explorer and Escape.
In addition to the electric engine, the new Ranger also reportedly gets two diesel options, which may be offered in Australia and Europe but not in the US.
This includes a 2.0-liter twin-turbo motor with 210 hp (157 kW) and a larger 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo diesel with 250 hp (186 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. The 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel will now be stopped.
That we know so far as performance-oriented Ranger Raptor is concerned at least for Australia it is expected to get a 3.0-liter engine, which will replace the current four-cylinder four-cylinder twin-turbo unit.
CarExpert also believes off-road trucks can get the latest generation Fox Racing shock absorbers, similar to the settings seen in the Ford F-150 Raptor 2020.
2022 Ford Raptor Tech Inside
On the technology side the new Ranger will get Ford’s SYNC4 infotainment system with a 12.8-inch vertical display on the center console and wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity.
It will be joined by another 10.25-inch screen, which will be positioned in front of the driver’s vision – a layout that is very similar to the interior of the Mustang Mach-E.
In addition to investing in electric vehicles, Ford spends a lot of money on infotainment and connected car technology.
Both Ranger and Everest are expected to be offered with the brand’s SYNC4 infotainment system, which is delivered to a new 12.8-inch vertical infotainment screen in the center of the cabin.
It will join the 10.25-inch screen in front of the driver which shows the speed and information about the computer’s trip.
It features wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with remote connectivity – which will soon be launched on Ranger and Everest through their old infotainment system.
2022 Ford Raptor Release Date
While Ford markets this car as a 2022 model, it is likely to be released globally towards the end of 2022 with an Australian release likely to end in 2022 or early in 2023.
Ford announced in January 2019 that it would join forces with Volkswagen to amortize research and development costs for cars and vans globally.
The announcement also confirmed that Ford would lead the cost of developing a ute (pickup truck) product.
Since then, it has been ensured that the next generation Ranger (and later Volkswagen Amarok ute and Ford Everest based ute), will be based on a modified version of the T6 platform of the current model, with developments shared between Australian engineers behind it and their American counterparts.
The Volkswagen version of the Ranger is expected to be launched soon after Ford, with the arrival of Australia likely in early 2023.
It is unclear whether Amarok will get a hybrid plug-in system developed for Ranger and Everest at launch – both models tend to pick this up immediately after launch.