The Courier has always been referred to a small pickup and it looks like the version that is coming back won’t go far away from that philosophy. Still, we have no doubt it will be notably bigger compared to the previous generation. That won’t be too hard if we consider that original models were based on Mazda’s pickup, while the last two generations were based on the popular subcompact Fiesta. Therefore, expectations from the 2022 Ford Courier are big. It will represent the Blue Oval company in the segment of compact unibody pickups, where we expect to see several newcomers in the future, starting from the Hyundai Santa Cruz.
The new model will be smaller than Ranger but it will look as though. Also, it will bring obvious benefits in terms of the ride quality and could be a perfect choice for those drivers that don’t necessarily need to use the full potential of a traditional BoF pickup truck.
2022 Ford Courier Redesign
Despite that the company tends to keep most details about this model as secret, we already know some of the most important design characteristics about the new 2022 Ford Courier. The first thing that comes to mind is the platform and, as you may presume, it will be unibody. This will bring obvious benefits in terms of ride quality. You may count on a much better driving experience compared to a common body-on-frame pickup truck.
When it comes to the styling, the latest information suggests we will see a pickup that looks pretty boxy and rugged, and which features an unmistakable pickup truck silhouette. Many details are expected to be borrowed from the upcoming Bronco, while the next-generation Ranger should serve as inspiration as well. At this point, it’s unknown in which body styles the new pickup will be offered.
As we’ve just mentioned, it’s unclear in which variants the new model will be offered. We are primarily talking about the cab design and we are pretty sure that both single and double cab versions will be in the offer. The double-cab model will be able to accommodate adults in both rows but we are pretty sure it will be no way near to the Ridgeline. This will be a significantly smaller pickup truck. We count on a similar size to the upcoming Hyundai Santa Cruz, which should be the closest rival.
On the other side, details about the dashboard design are still unavailable. We presume that the cabin will look pretty crossover-ish, with lots of fine materials. Of course, we also count on a long list of features, especially tech goodies, which should make the ride more convenient.
2022 Ford Courier Engines
When it comes to the powertrain, it looks like electrification isn’t in the initial plans. Most likely, the initial model will be relying on two familiar EcoBoost gasoline engines. The base model will probably feature a smaller 1.5-liter unit, which puts out around 180 horsepower. Those with more driving enthusiasts will have a choice of a bigger and more powerful 2.0-liter turbo-four. This one puts out around 250 horsepower. These are pretty much the same engines that are expected to be offered in the new Bronco. That is no wonder, considering that the two models will probably be built in the same assembly in Mexico.
2022 Ford Courier Release Date and Price
According to the latest reports, the 2022 Ford Courier will arrive sometime in the next year. However, more precise details are still unavailable. We don’t know details about the price either. Still, we presume that base models will probably go around 25.000 dollars, roughly.