2023 Author: Charles Youmans | [email protected]. Last modified: 2023-05-20 18:41
The next-generation Ford Ranger ad has finally kicked off. In a new video, the American automaker shows a camouflaged SUV driving through harsh conditions, demonstrating the pickup's excellent off-road capabilities.
In this video, a Ford ATV wade through mud, sand, crawl over rocks, slide in snow, and drive off-road. The manufacturer definitely wants everyone to understand that the new truck is capable of operating in no less difficult conditions than the pickup it will replace. The vehicles in this video are all covered with camouflage film and look exactly like the samples in the spy shots (photo: motor1.com). The design of the novelty demonstrates a neat evolution of the familiar to all Ford Ranger, but besides this, it also makes some changes.
Official teaser of the new Ford Ranger
The spy shots show that Ford is already testing a variant of the Ranger Raptor in the US. And this suggests that a more powerful pickup truck is finally making its way to America. The model is rumored to use a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 engine that reportedly delivers 400 horsepower and 563 Nm.
Spy photos of the new Ford Ranger
Other spy shots indicate that a hybrid version of the Ford Ranger is also under development. According to rumors, it will be powered by a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder petrol engine in addition to an electric motor. In total, the unit is capable of developing a power of 362 hp. and 680 N * m of torque. The model is reported to be on sale in 2024.
Ford has not disclosed a specific release date for the new Ranger. Most likely, it will be announced to us later this year. The SUV is expected to go on sale in the US in 2022, possibly as a 2023 model year product. The Raptor variant is likely to arrive a little later. In addition, the deal between Ford and Volkswagen suggests that the next-generation Amarok pickup uses the same platform as the Ranger.