Back in June, Ford Authority reported that Ford filed to trademark “Splash” with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, a name that was last used by the automaker on the 1993-1998 Ford Ranger as a distinctive model within the former compact pickup’s lineup. At the time, it seemed that Ford was trademarking the Splash name for use on a future vehicle, most likely some sort of retro 1990s offering for the Ranger. As it turns out, that’s precisely what’s happening, as the 2022 Ford Ranger Splash has just been revealed.
The 2022 Ford Ranger Splash will be available in two different styles – the Splash Package and the Splash Limited Edition. The Splash Package will be available throughout the 2022 model year and consists of a host of exterior styling updates including black and orange bodyside graphics, orange grille nostrils, unique 18-inch, 12-spoke matte black wheels, and gloss black accents for the grille, rearview mirror caps, bumpers, fender vents, and wheel lip moldings. The Splash Package can also be combined with the FX2 or FX4 packages for those seeking additional off-road capability.
On the inside, the 2022 Ranger Splash Package features unique seats with carbon grain, tuxedo stripes, and orange contrast stitching, which will be finished in leather on Lariat-trimmed Rangers. Lariats also get orange contrast stitching on the dash and armrests, while all Splash Package-equipped pickups gain the same bright-colored stitching on the steering wheel, parking brake boot, and shifter.
The Splash Limited Edition is more of a spontaneous offering, as Ford will introduce these special trucks every few months, each featuring a one-time-only exterior color, plus all of the features present in the Splash Package, though production will be limited to just a few hundred units of each distinctive hue. The very first offering in this series is dubbed the Snow Edition.
The 2022 Ford Ranger Splash Package features an MSRP of $1,495 and will be available for XLT and Lariat SuperCrew models only. Deliveries of this reborn 1990s classic are scheduled to begin near the end of 2021.