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Ranger Splash Returns
Classic Name Reimagined in a New Package with One-Time-Only Colors to Follow

Ford Ranger fans, the Splash is back! The much-loved special appearance package from the 1990s is making a comeback, re-imagined for today and starting with the 2022 Ford Ranger Splash Package.

Splash will come in two styles: the Splash Package and Splash Limited Edition.

The Splash Package will be available all model year and comes with body-side orange and black graphics and special 18-inch 12-spoke wheels finished in matte black. The Ranger includes orange grille nostrils plus gloss black accents on the grille, bumpers, rearview mirror caps, wheel lip moldings and fender vents. The interior features exclusive seats with orange contrast stitching and unique carbon grain with tuxedo stripes—leather-trimmed in the Lariat model. Orange contrast stitching also appears on the steering wheel, gear shifter and parking brake boot. Lariat models get orange accent stitching on front and rear armrests and on the dash top. The Splash Package can be combined with the FX2 or FX4 Package to add more off-road capability to its distinctive looks.

Ford will also bring a fresh dash of color by revealing Splash Limited Edition trucks every few months in a series of one-time-only hues with just a few hundred vehicles available. It also features 18-inch matte black wheels and a unique combination of exterior and interior content and finishes. The Splash—Snow Edition kicks off the first batch.

Ranger Splash Package will be available for SuperCrew models optioned in XLT and Lariat trim series, priced at $1,495 (plus MSRP) with deliveries starting at the end of the year. Ranger is proudly built at Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.

Petersen Automotive Museum Exhibits
Alpha Motor Corp’s WOLF Electric Truck

The Petersen Automotive Museum, in conjunction with Alpha Motor Corporation, debuted the company’s most recent creation, the WOLF Electric Truck. WOLF is on display in the museum’s exhibit “Alternating Currents: The Fall and Rise of Electric Vehicles,” which explores the history, development and resurgence of electric vehicles. 

According to Alpha Motor Corporation, the versatile all-electric pickup truck will be capable of accelerating from 0-60 mph in 6.2 seconds with an estimated 250-275 miles of range and a 3,000-pound towing capacity. Additionally, the production vehicle will boast several impressive interior features to provide a more engaging driving experience, including a driver-centric digital speedometer, a digital center display, ergonomically bolstered seating and multi-layered center console storage delivering the perfect blend of efficiency and functionality.

 Guests can find the WOLF Electric Truck on display in the museum’s Propulsion Gallery on the second floor through November 2021.

To learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum, visit www.petersen.org. For more information about the WOLF, please visit www.petersen.org/alpha.

GMC Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX Off-Road Concept Unveiled

MC revealed its Canyon AT4 OVRLANDX concept truck at Overland Expo Mountain West 2021, exploring GMC’s vision for its growing lineup of premium yet capable trucks and SUVs. 

Building on the capability of Canyon AT4, the concept further elevates Canyon’s off-road credibility by showing how it could be customized for an overlanding enthusiast.

Power to explore rugged terrain is provided by GMC’s 3.6L V-6 engine mated with an 8-speed automatic transmission.

The concept truck could confidently handle a variety of obstacles encountered far from civilization with a 27.7-degree approach angle and a ground clearance of 10 inches, boosted by 33-inch BF Goodrich KM3 Mud-Terrain tires on 17-inch AEV Crestone wheels. The vehicle could engage in water fording up to 32.1 inches, and its custom-tailored snorkel could allow for filtered and cooler air intake.

All concept features are integrated with GMC’s premium design cues, resulting in a rugged-yet-premium appearance. Unique grille and headlamp finishes, distinct AT4 badges and an exclusive leather-wrapped interior create a sense of confident capability that doesn’t compromise style or comfort.


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