An eagled eyed Facebook user has spotted the 2018 Ford Ranger in Thailand, giving us a good look at its upgrades ahead of a local launch later this year.
With updates limited to new headlights (and DRLs) to align it more closely with the Everest, plus a new grille and fog lamp housings, the changes are timed with the US bringing its own Ranger plant on line very soon.
There are also keyless entry buttons on the door handles, indicating a possible change to keyless start as well.
With the Ford Ranger Raptor changing to a 2.0-litre engine (also later this year) it seems likely that the old 2.2-litre diesel will be dropped in favour of the more efficient 2.0-litre turbo-diesel.
That said, the 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel is in line for some enhancements, with a fraction more power, torque and an improvement on fuel economy.
After all, the 3.2-litre is one of Ford’s best selling models, so we don’t expect that to disappear just yet.
Some sources are also speculating that the new, smaller engine may benefit from the introduction of a ten-speed automatic as well.
Ford could also use the opportunity to introduce more safety tech, with autonomous emergency braking a distinct possibility.