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Tuesday, March 29, 2022

2022 Ford Ranger Has Less Power, Fewer Gears Than The Current Model


After its global reveal, Thailand is the first country to fully confirm its next-generation Ranger line-up, and in a surprising twist it makes less power and has fewer forward gears than it did before.

Available in Sport and Wildtrak variants for now, the 2022 Ranger for the Thai market discontinues the 2.2-liter turbodiesel in favor of the 2.0-liter in single and bi-turbo version. The single-turbo version pushes out 170 horsepower at 3,500 rpm and 405 Nm of torque which are, oddly enough, about 10 horsepower and 15 Nm of torque lower than before. Meanwhile, the bi-turbo version makes 210 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 500 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,000 rpm, about 3 horsepower less than the current Ranger. Sadly, the 3.0-liter V6 diesel isn’t available.

Even more curious, the single-turbo models have downgraded their gearboxes from the 10-speed automatic (10R80) to a six-speed automatic (6R80) previously mated to the 2.2-liter. Meanwhile, the six-speed manual is brand-new. The bi-turbo variant, meanwhile, remains connected to a 10-speed automatic.

Standard equipment in Thailand includes keyless entry with push-start, full digital instrumentation, dual-zone climate control with rear vents, an electronic parking brake, leather seats, wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and a wireless charger. The Wildtrak ups the experience with a 12-inch tablet-style infotainment screen (the Sport has a 10.2-inch screen), powered driver’s seat, ambient lighting, and an auto-dimming rear view mirror.

As for safety, the Ranger comes as standard with six airbags ABS with EBD, and stability control, with the Wildtrak adding a driver’s knee airbag. Higher-end variants also incorporate rear disc brakes along with autonomous emergency braking, adaptive cruise control, lane centering assist, blind spot monitoring with rear cross traffic alert and rear emergency braking.

The 2022 next-generation Ranger line-up starts at 929,000 Thai Baht (P 1,434,000) going up to 1,299,000 Thai Baht (P 2,005,000).

So far, Ford Philippines has yet to announce the final specifications of the all-new Ranger, however in their latest release detailing the powetrain improvements they have scrubbed all mention of the 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel (read the international version of the release). Bummer.

2 comments:

  1. Prime example of Regionalization. Third world specs at first world prices.

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  2. buy your hotcakes before they get downgraded. xD garbacho Ford.

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