Blue Oval confirms a plug-in Ford Ranger to enter production before 2025.
The next-generation Ford Ranger is set to launch next year as a 2023 global model. It will continue riding of Ford’s T6 platform – a one also used by the Bronco SUV.
The pickup in its hot Raptor version will bring a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 under its hood. The engine will be mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission. We also know Ford has been testing one more version – the Ranger Tremor. Both Raptor and Tremor will offer a rear coil spring suspension for the first time.
Moreover, it is reported that the next Volkswagen Amarok – a pickup for markets other than North America – is based on the Ranger. The vehicle will go into production at Ford’s South African Silverton Assembly Plant alongside the 2023 Ford Ranger.
Well, as we can see, the Ranger does not lack relatives and versions. But that’s not all about the upcoming model: Ford Europe plans to introduce a plug-in hybrid or fully electric Ranger.
Rumors lean more towards the plug-in hybrid variant. Given PHEVs are less eco-friendly than pure electric cars, and European emission rules are tough, a BEV drivetrain is possible for the next-gen EU-spec Ford Ranger.
Will the plug-in hybrid Ranger get to North America?