Britain’s new favourite pick-up? Ford unveils its 2022 Ranger looking like a baby version of America’s F-150 Lightning truck

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  • About 40% of all pickups bought in the UK are Ford Rangers
  • The new version will be available to order in late 2022 – first deliveries in early 2023
  • This includes the US-market F-150 and Bronco . New styling inspired by
  • Diesel engine options – including a VW-developed V6 – and a petrol available
  • The hybrid version is expected at a later date and is the most advanced Ranger yet

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A brand new version of Ford’s popular Ranger, Britain’s best-bought pick-up model, has surfaced ahead of going on sale late next year.

In 2021 more than 15,000 drivers and businesses bought the Rangers – more than any other pick-up – which has been on sale since 2011.

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The new model is inspired by the American brand’s latest 4X4 sold across the pond, with styling cues from the recently revealed Bronco and Hawking Electric F-150 Lightning. Here’s everything you need to know about it…

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Britain’s new favorite pick-up? This is the all-new 2022 Ford Ranger, which could be ordered in the UK in late 2022, with first deliveries expected in early 2023.

A refreshed Ranger has been in wait for over a decade, and as such has been rediscovered for its fourth generation with a selection of new engines, a more aggressive design and a completely revised cabin.

It will be music to the ears of small business owners, contractors and handymen and women up and down the country who have made Ranger the number one pick-up in the UK.

It was the fifth best selling commercial vehicle in the country in 2020 with 13,097 sales. This year, it has already eclipsed that 15,302 were purchased as of the end of October, consolidating its record as the most popular pick-up in the UK.

In fact, since Volkswagen pulled the availability of the Amarok in the UK last June and Mitsubishi’s decision to leave the European market – along with the L200 – the Ranger now represents two out of five pick-ups sold in the UK. Is.

The order book for this new model for the new version will be opened in late 2022 and first deliveries will take place early next year, with pricing confirmed closer to that time.

Buyers should expect to see a slight increase in price from the current Ranger’s starting point of £24,840, with entry models predicted to ring in around £26,000 – excluding VAT.

In terms of rivals, it will still undercut Toyota’s latest Hilux (from £28,645).

The biggest thing about the new model is undoubtedly its styling, in which Ford looks like a ‘baby’ version of its new electric F-150 Lightning truck, unveiled in the US earlier this year – featuring President Joe Biden. were one. The first to attempt a zero-emissions pick-up.

The Ford Ranger is the best-selling pick-up truck in the UK, with over 15,000 registered so far in 2020.  This accounts for 40% of all new models in its segment.

The Ford Ranger is the best-selling pick-up truck in the UK, with over 15,000 registered so far in 2020. This accounts for 40% of all new models in its segment.

The rear now gets the name 'Ranger' imprinted in the metal of the tailgate and a refreshed LED light cluster as well

The rear now gets the name ‘Ranger’ imprinted in the metal of the tailgate and a refreshed LED light cluster as well

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The new Ranger (left) looks like a ‘baby’ version of Ford’s latest F-150 Lightning electric truck (right), which was also unveiled earlier this year – sharing the same C-clamp light design

The Ranger is the baby version of Ford’s F-Series truck – America’s best-selling car every year since 1977

The Ford F-Series – also known as the 'bonus built' truck – was introduced in January 1948 and was the postwar line of all new vehicles from the Ford Motor Company.

The Ford F-Series – also known as the ‘bonus built’ truck – was introduced in January 1948 and was the postwar line of all new vehicles from the Ford Motor Company.

Ford introduced the F-Series in 1948, and until this year the venerable truck has been America’s best-selling vehicle for 43 years in a row.

Many believe its true history dates back more than a century to the 1917 Ford Model TT, but the post-war F-1 officially marked the beginning of the F-Series range that spanned less than 14 generations. has not been developed.

More than 40 million examples of the F-Series have found a home with US buyers, with the vehicle being offered in dozens of configurations from back-to-basic workhorses like the SVT and Raptor to high-performance versions.

In May, Ford launched its first all-electric F-150, which would bear the famous ‘Lightning’ name.

It costs less than $40,000, with the same petrol motor as the F-150.

Earlier this month Ford confirmed that reservations for the all-electric F-150 Lightning had passed 160,000 in less than six months — and that about 75 percent of customers are new to the brand.

Such is the dominance of the F-Series truck that it has become a part of furniture in America, whether used as a go-anywhere farm truck, daily driver driving to school, or as a construction site companion.

It has appeared in over 1,100 movies and TV series in its time, easily making it into the top 10 vehicles we usually have on our screens. A recent study claims that this is the vehicle often used in horror movies.

While the F-Series has been America’s best-selling motor for nearly half a century, the F-150 is sold in only a handful of locations outside of its home market, historically because it is huge – especially European For roads – and traditionally have used gas-guzzling engines.

Nearly 73 years after the introduction of the F-Series, Ford this year took the wraps off the first all-electric version, called the F-150 Lightning.

Nearly 73 years after the introduction of the F-Series, Ford this year took the wraps off the first all-electric version, called the F-150 Lightning.

The new Ranger shares the ‘C-clamp’ headlight design – which includes LED daytime running lights – used for the F-150 as well as a similarly larger radiator grille.

And, like the F-150 and Bronco 4X4, there’s a horizontal bar across the grille that includes the famous blue-oval badge.

At the rear, it now gets the ‘Ranger’ name inscribed in the metal of the tailgate and a refreshed LED light cluster as well.

The inclusion of more prominent wheel arches and a step on the side combine with the truck’s wider dimensions – almost 50mm wider than before,…

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