Do you find the all-new Ford Ranger’s design a bit too busy?

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by Drei Laurel | Dec 3, 2021
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PHOTO: Marouane Bembli
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Notice anything about the all-new Ranger’s design? It’s gone the way of more contemporary Fords like the Maverick and 2022 F-150—boxier, with stronger lines and a considerably bolder face compared to its predecessor.

Oh, speaking of the face, it’s easy to see how it can stir up debate among the pickup’s faithful. The squareness is easy to get used to even if you aren’t into it. It’s the grille that’ll surely give fans of more minimalist appearance pause.

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Digital artist Marouane Bembli, known on Instagram and YouTube as Sketch Monkey, calls this design choice a “rubber band” front end, and we can see why. The grille is dominated by bold plastic trim that pulls components like the headlights and lower fascia together.

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If you aren’t a fan of this look, Bembli has created a render that fixes the 2022 Ford Ranger’s face for you. It ditches the face’s rubber-band aesthetic for a cleaner and more conventional one that features the brand’s Raptor ‘Ford’ lettering. Here’s how he did it:

Us? We actually like Bembli’s take on the truck. It’s a lot less in-your-face than the production version’s, but still manages to capture the same level of aggressiveness you see in other current-generation Ford models.

If you want to see more of the all-new Ranger’s design, you can check out our style review of the release here. So, what are your thoughts on the overhauled front end? Are you digging it, or do you wish Ford had gone with something more akin to what you see here?

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PHOTO: Marouane Bembli
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