Latest spy shots show Ford is preparing a modest facelift for the Ranger pickup truck likely to be revealed in the months to come.

Latest spy shots show Ford is preparing a modest facelift for the Ranger pickup truck likely to be revealed in the months to come.

Launched in October 2010, the Ford Ranger is getting ready to undergo a makeover which will also be applied onto the U.S.-spec 2015/2016 Everest since the two models share the same platform. The prototype seen here was spotted undergoing testing somewhere in eastern Europe and was featuring a comprehensive camouflage on the front fascia.

Expect a redesigned grille flanked by reshaped headlights and there should also be a different front bumper together with new fog lights. Although the prototype wasn't wearing any disguise at the back, we do expect some minor updates of the taillights.

Engine lineup will likely be carried over so expect a 4-cylinder, 2.2-liter turbodiesel with 150 PS (110 kW) and 375 Nm (277 lb-ft) along with a 3.2-liter TDCi rated at 200 PS (147 kW) and 470 Nm (347 lb-ft). These will work with a six-speed manual transmission or an optional automatic gearbox.

An official reveal will likely occur before the end of the year, with sales to commence at the beginning of 2015.

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