With the Ford Ranger back on the road, rumors are now circulating about what the 2022 model year will hold for the pickup truck.
In May, Australia’s Car Expert reported a plug-in hybrid version of the 2022 Ford Ranger and 2022 Ford Everest would be hitting the road in Australia. Car Expert claimed that both vehicles will likely be equipped with the turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine, resulting in 362 horsepower and 502 lb-ft of torque, along with remarkable efficiency ratings.
However, Ford has neither confirmed nor denied these rumors. In an interview, Ford Australia claimed they “have no specific plans to share on the next generation Ranger…at this time.” Even if the next-generation Ford Ranger does feature a plug-in hybrid variant, there’s no guarantee it’ll be released in the North American market. The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor debuted in Thailand, but so far, hasn’t arrived in the United States.
However, the speculated plug-in hybrid would make sense for the U.S. market, as Ford recently announced their investment of $11 billion into electric vehicles, starting with the Mach-E in a line of six fully-electric products.
While we wait for more news to drop, check out the current Ford Ranger at North Brothers Ford in Westland, Michigan.