Ford already dropped the Ranger overseas, but at least we’ll finally get U.S.-specific info.
Today, the automaker at least announced its plans to bring the all-new Ranger to an American audience — including the hotly anticipated Raptor. Thanks to its overseas launch, we already know what this truck will look like, but we’ll have much more for you about what the Blue Oval’s planning for folks here in North America.
Coincidentally (queue the air quotes), Ford’s new Ranger will make its North American appearance nine days ahead of the 2024 Toyota Tacoma.
If you need to catch up on the Ford Ranger news to date, here’s a quick primer. The 2024 model rides on an updated version of the T6 platform that underpinned the outgoing truck, as well as the new Bronco SUV. This new truck should continue on with the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, and bring in the 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6 for the Raptor. Ford builds the North American Ranger alongside the Bronco in Wayne, Michigan, so it’s little surprise it will share those two powerplants.
Not that anyone is holding out hope for Ford to re-introduce its ‘EcoBlue’ diesel engines into the mix, but it’s extremely unlikely we’ll see its arrival on U.S. dealer lots.
The real question is this: Just how potent will the Red, White and Blue Ranger Raptor be? Will we get the same 392 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque that Australian buyers get? Will we get even more grunt to handily open a can of whoop-ass on the Chevy Colorado ZR2? We’ll have to wait and see, and of course Ford is eager to fuel the hype with a 15-second teaser video below: