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The brand-new 2022 Ford Ranchero is a model that will replace the Courier pickup. The Courier version is available in South America exclusively. However, Ranchero will go on sale in both South and North America. That already tells are a lot about the new Ranchero. The Courier model was too small to make an impact in the United States. As for the Ranchero, this pickup will be based on the Ford Focus model.
On the other hand, the current Courier is based on the Fiesta. New Ford Ranchero will ride on the extended architecture and it will offer a crew cab configuration. We doubt that you remember the original Ranchero from the late 50s, but the new model will look no way near it. Back in the days, Ranchero was a unibody pickup truck that competed with Chevy El Camino.
2022 Ranchero – Design
Right now, we don’t know how the new 2022 Ford Ranchero will look like. Some renderings are available but rendering images are not so reliable. However, rendered Ranchero wears the same styling as Ford Focus. The pickup truck variant comes with more ground clearance and a bed. Interestingly, Ranchero will offer two wheelbases and crew cab configuration is definitely happening.
As we said, the Ranchero pickup will ride on the same architecture as the Focus car. However, the Ranchero pickup will get an extended platform and the new model will be larger than the Courier pickup. More details will become available in the coming weeks.
Interior Based on the Escape Crossover
The interior of the new 2022 Ford Ranchero will look closer to the Escape crossover. However, don’t expect such a premium cabin as the Ranchero model is an affordable pickup truck. The goal is to deliver a practical and roomy cabin. Of course, upper trim levels will get a more premium look and better comfort. As for the base trim level, we expect plenty of cheap plastics and regular cloth upholstery.
A 7-inch touchscreen will be offered as standard and this pickup will get a new version of the SYNC3 infotainment. The Escape crossover offers plenty of wood trims and chrome accents. That is not the case with Ranchero pickup but we expect a solid level of comfort and a room for five passengers.
Under the hood, the new 2022 Ford Ranchero will probably deploy smaller EcoBoost engines. For a start, a 1.5-liter EcoBoost will be offered as standard. Moreover, a 2.0-liter EcoBoost turbo will be optional. This is not official but these two engines are perfect candidates at the moment. One thing is certain, Ford won’t develop a new powertrain.
A 2.3-liter is another possibility and this engine is available in the Focus RS model. According to the latest reports, Blue Oval will offer standard and optional engines. Moreover, the third engine will be a turbocharged unit that powers the high-performance Ranchero variant. Diesel is another likely outcome for this pickup truck but a hybrid powertrain is not on the cards.
2022 Ford Ranchero Price and Release Date
The 2022 Ford Ranchero is an affordable pickup truck so its price will start at around $20,000. The plan is to sell Ranchero in South America. However, this model will become available in the United States and it will give American buyers more options. The sales will begin later in 2021, firstly in Brazil.