Ford is reviving the Ranger Splash appearance package, which was popular in the 1990s. The current version is almost identical to the original graphics. Howevr, Ford chose to use black vinyl stripes on the side rather than adding colour allover like the original. Although it helps the stand out more when combined with other details, it is certainly reminiscent of the original design.
It's disheartening to see the package return back without the step side bed. It's a beautiful send-off for this model before the next-generation version arrives in 2023. This should give the pickup an extensive and complete overhaul - something it has lacked since Ford brought it to America in 2019.
Two flavours are available for the 2022 Ford Ranger Splash. The base "Splash Package" adds orange and black graphics on the pickup's sides and unusual 12-spoke 18-inch wheels in matte black. In addition, Ford will install orange grille snouts and black accents on the grille. Similar treatment will be given to side mirrors, bumpers, and wheel lip mouldings. The rest of the car is covered in orange stitching. This can be seen on everything, from the leather-trimmed seats and the gear selector.
The manufacturer also wants to increase sales through scarcity, and apart from the base Splash package, it plans to introduce Limited Edition Splash models every few months. Ford says the main differences will be the limited availability and colour options. Each run will only be produced in a few hundred units. The hues will be available for both interior and exterior, and they come with the same 18-inch wheels as standard package. Details are scarce; however, Snow Edition is speculated to be the first and will likely feature a white theme.
Ranger Splash packages will be available solely on SuperCrew models with XLT or Lariat trims. Prices start at $1,495, and deliveries will begin at the end. Customers can combine it with the FX2 or FX4 packages, too. Ford says deliveries are expected to begin before the end of the year.
Under the hood, you will find a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine capable of generating 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of peak torque. It is mated to a smooth 10-speed automatic transmission. The rear-wheel-drive setup is standard while the four-wheel-drive setup is an option with the Ford Ranger.