The approaching 2023 Ford Ranger will be the next-generation model. This implies that the Blue Oval will make considerable improvements and upgrades. Ford is pursuing the truck segment aggressively, with plans for a compact Maverick, an electric F-150 Lightning, and now a redesigned Ranger. The latest spy images reveal several Ranger prototypes doing some tests in Michigan. Without a doubt, redesign is occurring.
Surprisingly, this newly Ranger wears an odd style that appears to have been updated in certain areas. By and large, the latest iteration, like the previous one, comes with one of the most appealing and well-known design languages in the segment, if not the world. Furthermore, the interior will gain some refreshments, and here’s all you need to know about the new Ranger.
2023 Ranger Redesign
The internet is now full of Ranger’s spy photos. The regular 2023 Ford Ranger appears to be identical to the Tremor model, though the camouflaged prototype appears to have a more muscular body. Additionally, the updated truck is substantially longer, which may help differentiate the mid-size truck from the upcoming Maverick. While the two vehicles look to be comparable in terms of durability, the prototype is equipped with Goodyear Wrangler Territory tires. On the other side, the Tremor is equipped with General Grabber rubber.
Despite the heavy camo, the front fascia exhibits significant alterations. We can confirm that the next-generation Ranger will follow in the footsteps of Ford’s legendary F-150 pickup truck. The massive grille is accompanied by all-new vertical headlamps. On top of that, new daytime running lights are brand-new. The Ranger Wildtrak model appears to be another intriguing prototype. This strongly implies that the off-road Wildtrak trim level will be available in the U.S. too.
Ranger Will Borrow Bronco SUV Engines
Ford made no mention of the engine lineup. However, similar to the Bronco, we believe it will be based on an updated version of the T6 platform. The 2023 Ford Ranger truck and the new Bronco SUV may share engine options, which would imply a 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine producing approximately 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, there is a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine with 310 horsepower and 400 lb-ft of torque.
Ford is also developing a new Ranger Raptor, which will likely be powered by a powerful V6 or the Bronco Warthog’s 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6. The latter is said to produce a maximum of 400 horsepower and 415 lb-ft of torque. Finally, a Raptor R version is a rumor. And while the F-150 pickup is getting the Raptor R treatment, Ranger will probably have to wait for another year.
2023 Ford Ranger Price, Release DAte
Whatever lies beneath the hood, Ford has already said that the next-generation Ranger would be available in the first half of next year. Pricing for the new 2023 Ford Ranger will begin at or above $30,000. Blue Oval is yet to announce a more precise launch date. Anyway, the famous mid-size pickup truck will arrive in the second half of 2022.