The attractive new pickup continues to use a turbocharged four-cylinder engine, but it has actually a significantly improved inside.
Ford debuted the brand-new Ranger mid-size pick-up for international markets, previewing the model that will be sold in the U.S. shortly after.
It continues to make use of a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine and 10-speed automatic transmission.
It will enter production next year, though we expect it to arrive in the U.S. for the 2023 model year.
Ford remains in the middle of an overhaul of its truck lineup, which begins with the brand-new entry-level Maverick compact pick-up as well as works completely up each section to the heavy-duty F-series trucks. The Ranger is next up for a redesign to aid it be extra competitive with mid-sizers from Chevy, Jeep, and Toyota, as well as we’re getting a preview of the new version, which ought to show up in the united state by 2023, from the version that was simply debuted first for global markets.
The brand-new vehicle resembles the unibody Maverick developed into a mid-size body-on-frame truck, using similarly styled C-shaped LED headlights and bolder wheel arcs, which now have a side step situated behind them. Ford stretched the Ranger’s wheelbase by 2.0 inches and also expanded the track additionally by 2.0 inches, which must help boost its ride. The new truck will use a comparable suspension setup as the existing vehicle, but Ford placed the rear dampers outside of the frame rails.
Ford remains to utilize the turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that generates 270 horse power as well as 310 pound-feet of torque in the current vehicle (a variety of diesel engines are offered in various other markets), and it’s paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. We expect it to offer a similar 7500-pound max towing capability as the current vehicle. A six-speed handbook is available on the worldwide variation, however it’s not likely to be readily available in the States. An upcoming Ranger Raptor version must be readily available in the united state not long after the next-gen model arrives, and it’s expected to utilize a variation of the twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 located in the Bronco.
The Ranger’s aging interior and also infotainment system was in dire need of a refresh, as well as the next-gen’s cabin seems a huge enhancement. A 10.1-inch touchscreen is conventional, though Ford’s massive vertically oriented 12.0-inch unit is available, and they both run its SYNC 4 infomercial system that can regulate drive modes as well as reveal off-road controls. There’s a recently readily available wireless charing pad as well as Ford prolonged freight area in the doors and also under the back seats.
The next-gen Ford Ranger will enter production next year at Ford’s plants in Thailand as well as South Africa, and we should know more regarding the version that’ll be marketed in the States quickly, as it’s anticipated to show up for the 2023 version year.