Will the upcoming 2022 Ford Ranger use a gas/electric hybrid power train? This report from Australia says – yes.
This information is unofficial and unconfirmed by Ford. The report comes to us via CarExpert. The source says the information comes from an anonymous source with inside knowledge of the upcoming power trains. While this report is focused on the Australian market, it is reasonable to speculate that the next Ford Ranger will be a global platform with some (but not all) common power choices.
The report says the Ranger Hybrid will be a plug-in version and use a 2.3-liter turbocharged I4 engine. The combined gasoline engine and electric motor power is expected to be at 270 kW (362 hp) and 680 NM (502 lb-ft) of torque. This would be a lot of power for any midsize pickup truck. Could this be a premium Ranger Raptor power option? Could it also be used in the upcoming 2021 Ford Bronco? We will have to wait and see.
The report also calls out total possible plug-in hybrid fuel efficiency of 3.0 liters per 100 km or 78 MPG. While getting 78 MPG on the U.S. combined cycle is unlikely. This could be a very possible MPGe (MPG-equivalent) number when considering all-electric driving of the truck and combining it with the gas-powered range.