New Ford Ranger will become a hybridMay 22, 2020
Pickup Ranger is one of Ford’s best-selling cars in the world. Depending on the market, it has different power plants and technical specifications, but in the end it’s still the same truck.
The AutoTimesNews with reference to CarExpert reported some details about the new Ranger and Everest 2022 model year – the latter is an off-road version of the pickup available in Australia. According to the publication, the model will receive a completely new hybrid powertrain, which so far has not been installed in any of the Ford products.
It will be based on a 2.3-liter turbocharged engine, combined with a 10-speed automatic transmission. A couple of him will be an electric motor, and the total power will be 362 hp. at 680 Nm of torque. The power plant will be fundamentally different from the 3.0- and 2.5-liter hybrid systems of the American brand PHEV, presented in the new Explorer and Escape models.
In addition to electrification, the new Ranger also gets two diesel options, which are likely to be offered in Australia and Europe, but not in the United States. They include a basic 2.0-liter engine with two 210-hp turbines. and the larger 3.0-liter V6 with two turbines rated at 250 hp The current 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel will be discontinued.
As for the “charged” Ranger Raptor, then, at least for Australia, it is expected that he will get a 3.0-liter engine, which will replace the current four-cylinder biturbo unit. CarExpert also believes that the off-road truck may receive the latest generation Fox Racing shock absorbers, similar to those found in the 2020 Ford F-150 Raptor.
From technological innovations, the new Ranger is expected to receive the Ford SYNC4 infotainment system with a 12.8-inch vertical display on the center console and wireless connection between Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It will be joined by another 10.25-inch screen, which will be located in front of the driver’s eyes – a layout that is very similar to the interior of the new Mustang Mach-E.
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