Spy shots have made it clear an all-new Ford Ranger is in the works. Now the next-generation Ford midsize pickup is nearing its global debut, with Ford Australia confirming its reveal for November 24th. Of course, ahead of this reveal Ford is offering up an official teaser of the new truck.
The teaser video and image (below) gives us our clearest view yet of the new Ranger. Based on Ford’s T6 architecture, this new ranger will sport an entirely new design. This new design is pretty clear in the teaser images, which show off a new front fascia highlighted with a C-clamp light signature. This is a similar design cue to the latest version of the F-150.
Ford says it has spent countless hours studying what global pickup truck buyers like and dislike to drive development of the new Ranger. This new Ranger is expected to be a truly global model, hence the initial reveal taking place in Australia. That said, North America is not expected to get the all-new Ranger until sometime in early 2023. In fact, Production is rumored to commence in the U.S. in May 2023.
Despite all the official teasers, there isn’t a lot known about the new Ranger just yet. Insiders say we can expect a plug-in hybrid option for the first time ever. There’s also speculation of a Ranger Raptor using Ford’s twin-turbo 2.7-liter V-6 engine. Lastly, there’s expected to be two new diesel engine options for global markets, but it is unclear if those will land in the U.S. Given Ford just discontinued the F-150 diesel option, it seems the diesel prospects are slim.
We also expect to see Ford’s SYNC 4 infotainment system with a large touchscreen display. It would also be unsurprising to see some of the F-150’s unique gadgets trickle down to the all-new Ranger as well.
Another confirmed attribute of this new Ranger: it will spawn the next-generation VW Amarok thanks to Ford’s alliance with Volkswagen.
Stay tuned for all the news and photos of the next-generation Ford Ranger on November 24th.