Pickup trucks are becoming more and more popular and not seen primarily as workhorses only. A pickup is often seen as a lifestyle vehicle, so it’s no wonder that less expensive, and less capable, pickups are also becoming very popular. This opens doors to the completely new segment, of compact trucks that go on a fine line between coupe utes and pickups. That’s why we are getting so many reports about the new 2022 Ford Courier, which could come already by the end of this year.
Although we are still waiting for the official confirmation, a couple of spy shots have appeared and we believe that’s the new 2022 Ford Courier. We know the new model would ride on a unibody platform and that it would be pretty compact in size. Also, we expect it would come in both commercial and passenger-oriented variations. The officials are still quiet, so take the following paragraphs with a reserve.
2022 Ford Courier Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the most important thing to know is that the 2022 Ford Courier will ride on a unibody platform. Unlike typical pickup trucks, it would rather come based on a crossover. In this case, we would see a design based on the popular Ford Escape. The new truck would use the same platform and most of the mechanics. Furthermore, we would expect pretty much the same suspension setup, as well as the wheelbase.
This leads us to the conclusion that the new 2022 Ford Courier could also come with the styling based on Escape’s design language. However, our reliable insider suggests a completely different scenario, in which case the new model would come with a more exclusive appearance, probably inspired by Bronco Sport and similar models, including the next-generation Ranger pickup, which is also on the way. The spy shots show only a camouflaged test mule, so it’s hard to tell anything more precise at the moment.
When it comes to the interior design, we presume that things wouldn’t be much different compared to the Escape, at least when it comes to the dashboard design. This would mean a rather simplistic approach, which a lot of physical buttons, which is something that many drivers would highly appreciate. Still, keep in mind that we should see a commercial version, which will probably be notably more affordable. For that reason, we would expect to see a little bit toned down approach in this particular case. This would mean cheaper materials and other solutions that could cut production expenses.
In terms of the passenger space, we count on both single and two-row versions. Of course, this means different bed sizes in the offer.
2022 Ford Courier Engines
This aspect of the 2022 Ford Courier should bring no bigger surprises. We count on two familiar EcoBoost units in the offer, the same ones that are available in the Escape. The base one is a smaller 1.5-liter engine with around 180 horsepower, which seems more than enough to satisfy most drivers. A bigger 2.0-liter unit should come as well, with a max output of 250 horsepower. Both engines would come in pair with 8-speed automatic transmission.
Considering that the 2022 Ford Courier is about to come to other parts of the world as well, we could on a few more options in the offer on specific markets. So, diesel options also sound possible, as well as some forms of electrification.
2022 Ford Courier Release Date and Price
At this point, the officials are still quiet about the 2022 Ford Courier. So, it’s hard to tell something more precise on this matter. Still, unofficial reports suggest this pickup could arrive already by the end of this year. We presume that the base price would go a little bit over 20.000 dollars.