The restyling is mostly cosmetic to tie in the Ranger's design to the F150 without changing the body like giving it steel front bumpers and an aluminum double bubble hood for example. Lighting/reflector changes were also done to comply with US regulations.so
no benefits of scale/volume ± costs of re-styling;
yet doesn't look ALL that diff?
It does not have to look drastically different from the RoTW Ranger since It's basically a North American version of the RoTW Ranger.
Making a US (North American) version (with unique styling cues) of a global model isn't exactly new.
-cropped image from ford.com
Compared to the RoTW version, the US version has a separate frame-mounted front bumper (chrome in some) and a double power bulge aluminum hood.
-cropped/removed lens distortion, original image from Motor1.