SEE | Old vs New - These design changes reveal differences on Ford's new Ranger bakkie

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• The all-new Ford Ranger will make its South African debut in 2022.

• The bakkie features several design changes over the outgoing Ranger.

• Ford confirmed that a new V6 engine will headline the local powertrain line-up.

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The all-new Ford Ranger has finally been revealed. The new bakkie has South Africans raving about its design, with eager fans of the Blue Oval commenting that this could be the bakkie that will dethrone the Hilux off its perch. Of course, it remains to be seen how South Africans will react to the new Ranger when it arrives in 2022.

Ford confirmed that the new bakkie would be powered by a choice of petrol and diesel engines, but the local market will only feature diesel engines. These include the familiar single- and bi-turbo 2.0-litre engine, and a new 3.0-litre V6 unit said to produce 186kW and 597Nm. A choice of manual and automatic transmissions will be available, with the 10-speed automatic being the core gearbox.

The big news about the new Ranger is its design. At the front, the grille is more pronounced and bigger. It now almost stretches the entirety of the bakkie's width, only 'stopped' by the new headlights. Even these have a new design and are they a significant departure from the outgoing bakkie's design. If the headlights look familiar, that's because they are. The new Ranger is now more in line with its bigger F150 and F250 siblings by adopting this design.

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At the rear, the bakkie also sees a fresh take on life, looking more streamlined and athletic than the current bakkie. The rear light design is new, and 'RANGER' has been incorporated into the metal instead of the current bakkie sticker. The most telling aspect about the new Ranger's rear is the step that's been brought about the new bakkie. A step has been incorporated on either side of the rear bumper to ease climbing in and out of the load bay.

Ford South Africa confirmed that they will commence with the all-new Ranger's production at 2022's midway mark, with local sales following around the fourth quarter. The locally produced Ranger is exported to several global markets.

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