Although short on details, the teaser video reveals the updated Ranger gets a sharper design characterized by angular headlights, a sculpted hood and a hexagonal radiator grille with a single chromed slat. The modifications bring the Ranger in line with the Everest SUV that was introduced a couple of weeks ago.
The rest of the Ranger appears to stay roughly the same, though pictures of the back end and the interior aren’t available.
Ford is keeping technical details under wraps for the time being. In Australia, the base Ranger is offered with a 2.2-liter four-cylinder turbodiesel engine that makes 147 horsepower at 3,700 rpms and 276 lb-ft. of torque between 1,500 and 2,500 rpms. Buyers who need more power can order a 3.2-liter turbodiesel four rated at 197 horsepower and 346 lb-ft. of torque.
Both two- and four-wheel drive models are available. All trim levels come standard with a six-speed manual transmission, and a few can be ordered with a six-speed automatic at an extra cost.
Ford will fully reveal the facelifted Ranger before the end of the year. It will go on sale in Europe, in Australia and across Asia in early 2015 but the Blue Oval is not currently planning on adding it to its lineup in North America.