The next 2024 Ford Ranger will have numerous upgrades, and some of them will be major. Ranger returned to the U.S. but this mid-size pickup truck is also one of the most popular options in Australia. The current model rides on the T6 architecture. However, the next one will sit on the new and improved T6.2 platform. This is just the beginning for the mid-size Ranger.
The base engine should stay, but there should be a new and optional powertrain. With more power and improved ride quality, Ranger will be one of the most impressive trucks in the segment. It looks amazing, and even the interior is very upright and practical. There are also rumors regarding the all-electric Ranger Lightning model.
The upcoming 2024 Ford Ranger will continue to borrow styling cues from the F-150 truck. However, this time the smaller Maverick pickup could have some impact on the new ranger. That mostly covers the front fascia, with a recognizable grille and headlights. Ranger will look bolder than the Maverick model, and some parts of it will be unique. The side profile is more distinctive than ever before. However, we don’t know what will happen with the rear section of the truck.
As we said, the new T6.2 platform will underpin the new Ranger. From what we heard, this mid-size pickup will also provide a longer bed for the Super Cab models. A Super Crew cab will be available too, which is great to hear. Blue Oval carmaker will provide a couple of important styling upgrades, followed by new colors and new optional packages.
The interior of the 2024 Ford Ranger is getting important updates. We are talking about the US-spec model, as the competition is tougher there than in Australia. The goal is to offer a more competitive interior, with additional high-tech features and more upright materials. Thanks to that, interior upgrades are more significant than those on the outside.
The new architecture should provide even better ride quality. On the other hand, we don’t know if anything will change in terms of the truck’s dimensions. In any case, Ranger will be a spacious model. A 12.1-inch touchscreen is on the way, and we also expect to see additional driver-assistance aids.
Ford Ranger Specs
The 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine will be standard once again. This unit is providing 270 hp and 310 lb-ft of torque. Moreover, it uses a 10-speed automatic transmission. From what we know, the 2024 Ford Ranger could gain more power, but this is not official yet. There is also a high-performance Ford Ranger Raptor truck. This variant is using a 3.0-liter V6, producing up to 400 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of twisting power.
We don’t know if Blue Oval plans to improve the Raptor model as well. With more power, Ranger will be more competitive, that’s for sure. However, one thing could be a game-changer and it is an all-electric Ranger. Not so long ago, Blue Oval trademarked the “Ranger Lightning” name, which means the fully electrified Ranger could be on the way.
2024 Ford Ranger Release Date, Price
The price of the upcoming 2024 Ford Ranger should start at around $26,000. It is a reasonable price hike, as numerous updates are on the way. The US-spec Ranger will hit the markets next fall. Again, this model will also reach the Australian shores at the same time.