New Ford ranger 2022.

Drillman

Member
Mixed Farmer
The Lion engine, the one used for years by JLR but built by Ford, has apparently ceased production in the UK. I suspect that the one to be fitted to Ranger is to be built overseas, possibly Mexico. It is peculiar that they have bothered really, because it has just ceased to be an option on the US F150 truck. It was only offered for about three years and never sold well where petrol was cheap and the engine option was very expensive.

Apparently the V6 has been very much modified from F150 to suit the ranger according to various press releases issued. And is only available on top spec versions. I would guess it won’t be available in all markets, and neither will the petrol version.

End of the day not everyone wants to use a Ranger to pull a stock box up and down a Welsh mountain, some folks just want a townie truck.
 

Cowabunga

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Location
Ceredigion,Wales
Apparently the V6 has been very much modified from F150 to suit the ranger according to various press releases issued. And is only available on top spec versions. I would guess it won’t be available in all markets, and neither will the petrol version.

End of the day not everyone wants to use a Ranger to pull a stock box up and down a Welsh mountain, some folks just want a townie truck.
What they usually mean in press releases by “much modified” is that they have been modified to meet the latest emission regulations in whatever region that they are sold and that a few ancillaries and engine mountings are different in order for it to fit in the new vehicle.

However, this engine has, I believe, ceased production in the UK, from where US F150 versions were sourced. It has also been withdrawn from sale in the F150 where it cost around $3000 more than the V6 turbo petrol. So you can imagine that it will cost a lot more than that premium to replace a four cylinder engine.
I do wonder where this will be built. The V8 Lion engine was recently being imported from Mexico, so it is possible that the V6 moves to there as well. But why? It will not be a popular N American choice. It will not be popular in Europe either seeing as most are sold in the UK and I suspect that only a tiny number of the 15,000 units sold here annually will be optioned with a very expensive V6 rather than the already superbly powerful twin turbo four cylinder.

All the engine choices offered have had their issues, from the unusually high crank failure rate in the V6 to the drive belt and injector issues in the four cylinder, all of which are now sorted apparently. Some people had a less than satisfactory experience with the 10 speed automatic as well apparently, but the one I test drove was superb and they claim they all are just as smooth and responsive these days. To be fair they have had the experience and time to sort these powertrains out now and they had a really solid base of new innovative products to work with.
My only wish is that the ten speed auto is mated to the four cylinder twin and single turbo diesels rather than just the Wildtrak with V6 diesel.
 

Sierra Lama

New Member
As if by some cruel twist of fate, father had a bit of a off with the truck and our 5 week old stock trailer a couple of days ago. He managed to crash one into the other with a full load of stock on😬 So I'm now in the market for replacements for both 😭 has anybody any recommendations of reputable companies dealing with commercial pick ups? . I'm after 3.5t towing cap, a steering wheel and a seat for the fewest miles and the most reasonable amount of money possible. Substance over style. I've had a quick look over our local garages and they all seem to stock the shiniest, highest spec vehicles possible....based on the Welsh Herefordshire border.
 

Timbo

Member
Location
Gods County
No direct experience but

has a good rep locally
 
As if by some cruel twist of fate, father had a bit of a off with the truck and our 5 week old stock trailer a couple of days ago. He managed to crash one into the other with a full load of stock on😬 So I'm now in the market for replacements for both 😭 has anybody any recommendations of reputable companies dealing with commercial pick ups? . I'm after 3.5t towing cap, a steering wheel and a seat for the fewest miles and the most reasonable amount of money possible. Substance over style. I've had a quick look over our local garages and they all seem to stock the shiniest, highest spec vehicles possible....based on the Welsh Herefordshire border.
Give Cheshire contracting a call
 

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