The Ford Ranger prototypes have been spotted while a couple of them were out on a testing exercise in Death Valley. We have gotten our hands on a couple of spy pictures taken from the scene. From what we can gather, the Ford Ranger trucks are double-cab variants and are expected to come built on a global platform called the T6.
Though camouflaged, the trucks – as per the spy images – are likely to boast Ford’s latest EcoBoost 1.6 litre engine (direct-injection and turbocharged) tuned to 175 bhp (129 kW) and 244 Nm (180 lb-ft) of torque. It is also being speculated that Ford might be lining up 3.0 litre TDCi for the markets who have an affinity for diesel engines.
It is likely that these trucks are gearing up as 2012 models and could debut next year.