The all-new Ford Ranger is now in testing phase as evidenced by a recent teaser video. Expect the global launch in May 2022, and then landing in North America a year after.
The Blue Oval has been making durability testing of the all-new Ford Ranger. Ford’s latest video is proof of it.
The prototypes covered 6,213 miles in desert testing at high temperatures and extreme heat, which is the equivalent to 776,714 miles of customer driving or 388,357 miles of off-road driving at max load capacity.
Ford also took test vehicles of the next-generation Ranger to cold environments in New Zealand and North America to test how stable the pickup can be during frosts. In addition, Ford tested the model plenty of time in laboratory conditions including the assessment of the body’s strength.
Intensive tests of the 2023 Ford Ranger and more frequent teaser releases indicate that the reveal time is coming. However, the debut date is still a subject of speculation.
The Ranger is a global model for 180 markets. According to some insider’s information from ranger6g blog, Ford will first launch the new-gen Ranger in Thailand, then in Australia next May.
Production for the U.S. market should start in May 2023 at Ford’s Michigan factory (MAP), while sales are set for the beginning of July the same year. This is preliminary unofficial data.
The new Ranger will have a resemblance with Ford’s newest trucks – F-150 and Maverick. Expect the base model to use a 2.3-liter 4-cylinder EcoBoost engine and a 10-speed automatic transmission, but higher-output engines should be in the lineup too, as well as electrified powertrain(s). Also, a hot version – Ranger Raptor – is on its way to America.