Reports suggest 2022 Ford Ranger will get PHEV powertrain
EcoBoost PHEV could develop over 500 pound-feet of torque
Plug-in hybrid engine would join other gasoline and diesel engines
The next-generation Ford Ranger expected in 2022 could very well get a plug-in hybrid engine option. Reports about the next Ford Ranger‘s PHEV engine have been circulating around the web in the last few days.
The initial report comes from Australian publication Car Expert that says it has obtained exclusive information on the upcoming 2022 Ford Ranger.
The plug-in variant would take the current 2.3-litre EcoBoost delivering 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque and pair it to an electric motor. A confidential source that spoke with the outlet says the PHEV engine could push out 362 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque.
Those numbers are sure to make anyone who needs to tow with their truck very happy. Other engine options including a 2.0-litre, twin-turbocharged diesel with 210 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque would also be available. If you ask us, this is the engine we’d love to see in the Ranger.
A twin-turbo diesel would make so much sense in a truck this size, but not all consumers feel the same. The take rate on diesel midsize trucks in North America is minimal. The only diesel options right now are the Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, and there’s speculation they may not last long.
A PHEV engine could be the next best thing. It delivers plenty of torque like a diesel with the added benefit of all-electric capability.
Another interesting feature reported by Car Expert is the addition of a 12.3-inch centre touchscreen.
For now all we have are reports and nothing confirmed. Still, big things seem to be on their way for the next Ford Ranger.