- Ford already launched the next-generation Ranger for overseas markets, but we have yet to see it officially debut for North America.
- A new Ford Authority report confirms the reveal is coming in May, so we don’t have too much longer to wait.
- The 2024 Ford Ranger still rides on the ‘T6’ platform shared with the new Bronco and should carry over the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine.
- This generation will actually launch the Ranger Raptor for the U.S., though, complete with a 3.0-liter EcoBoost twin-turbocharged V6.
- Other markets can get a range of diesel engines, but we’ll only see gasoline powertrains here in North America.
- The new Ranger should go into production here in the coming months — in time for the 2024 model year changeover.
The 2024 Ford Ranger is almost, almost here!
We’ve had to endure a teeth-grinding wait for Ford’s revamped midsize truck to actually reach our shores, as it’s already on sale in overseas markets. Ford stated it would debut the new Ranger for North America sometime this year, though thanks to a Ford Authority report we know it will finally arrive next month.
Considering we’re right at the end of April, that could mean we’ll see the U.S.-spec Ranger premiere in just a few days’ time, or it could be a few more weeks. At any rate, we’re in a watershed year for new midsize trucks and Ford’s offering looks more or less ready to go, as it’s lately been hitting the streets with little to no camouflage. In fact, Ford Authority has caught the truck cruising around the Michigan streets with no concealment at all.
So, when it does arrive, what can we expect the 2024 Ford Ranger to bring? The truck will still ride on the T6 platform (called ‘T6.2’ here), and we expect the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder shared with the Bronco to carryover with some revisions. The real news this time around, though, is that Ford is finally bringing the Ranger Raptor to our shores.
That’s a whole other level for this truck’s mass-market appeal, since it’s packing a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6. Exact horsepower and torque figures are technically an unknown quantity for American buyers, but the overseas version manages 392 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. Like the outgoing truck, a 10-speed automatic transmission will be the only option for both the standard models as well as the Raptor.
How will the competition shape up later this year?
When it does finally land, the 2024 Ford Ranger will face some stiff competition. By “watershed year”, we’re looking at the recent launch of the 2023 Chevrolet Colorado, as well as its forthcoming GMC Canyon sibling. Both of those trucks are getting more hardcore variants with a new ZR2 variant and AT4X model respectively. The 2024 Toyota Tacoma is just around the corner, with its TRD Pro and Trailhunter configurations alongside the standard trucks.
We’ll get far better clarity on what Ford’s planning for the Ranger here in the coming weeks. We’ll have more information here on TFLtruck, of course, so stay tuned for more updates.