Here’s an official look at the new Ford Ranger.
The brand new Ford Ranger is imminent, as we’ve seen by the spy shots we’ve shown over the past several months. Now, Ford Europe teased the first official glimpse of the truck, even though it’s still moderately camouflaged. The headline piece of news: the next-generation Ford Ranger will at least hit the European market later this year. From there, it will launch in 2022.
U.S. availability is still a question mark, but I wouldn’t expect it to vary that wildly from what the Blue Oval’s European arm is targeting for their launch. Depending on the production situtation, then, we could potentially see the updated Ranger sometime in the next 6 to 9 months. We’ll almost certainly see it by the 2023 model changeover, which is about a year from now.
As for the video (shown below), Ford showed off the new Ranger in its different environments. We get the usual marketing schtick, like that the company’s tested the truck to its limits on dirt and rock, in mud and sliding on snow. Nothing in the way of technical data appears in the video, but at least now we know we won’t have much longer to wait for that.
Like before, Ford will manufacture the new Ranger alongside the Bronco SUV at its Wayne, Michigan assembly plant. On that basis and what we’ve seen testing here in Colorado so far, we could get a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine in the four-cylinder powertrain — possibly in a Ranger Raptor. Hopefully, that’ll become clear over the next few months.
Check out the new Ford Ranger teaser below: