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New Ranger Spied in Australia

The new Ford Ranger will soon be upon us and while we can’t wait to see what the car looks like and feels like to drive, some have been lucky enough to spot it out in the open. Carsales.co.au managed to spot a bunch of heavily camouflaged Rangers returning from the Outback, presumably where the vehicles underwent more testing.

While these heavily disguised Rangers only give hints of the upcoming front and rear design, they do confirm it will give nothing away to current rivals in terms of size and on-road presence.

According to Carsales.com.au, beneath the camouflage of these three pre-production it is possible to see flattened front guards in place of the current model’s rounded wheel-arches. Something which we also saw on the 2022 Rangers spied testing in the US earlier this year. A bold new front-end design will be punctuated by three vertically stacked LED daytime running lights outboard of each headlight.

The ‘face’ of the new Ford Ranger is yet to be fully uncovered, but according to sources it’s thought to include a bold full-width grille and more powerful HID low-beam and high-beam headlights at the lower end of the range, and bi-LED at the upper end.

It is also worth reminding you that this time round the 2022 Ford Ranger will form the basis of the 2023 Volkswagen Amarok. It is yet unclear what technology will be shared across the brands at this point in time. That said, there is however is speculation the 2022 Ranger will be fitted with full-time 4WD and therefore a centre differential. A further factor in the favour of a permanent 4×4 system is the likelihood that a punchy 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 either from the Volkswagen stable or from the larger Ford F-150 could find its way into the Wildtrak or Raptor models.

With the Ranger and Everest’s trusty 3.2-litre five-cylinder Puma engine set to be discontinued, other engine choices seem likely to be a single-turbo 2.0-litre diesel and the Raptor’s current twin-turbo 2.0-litre Panther engine, the latter mated to a 10-speed auto.

For now, we can only speculate as to what will actually transpire, we need to wait for official details which should start coming through in the following months.

Source: www.carsales.com.au

Images: www.carsales.com.au

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