The next generation Ford Ranger is already being sold in most parts of the world except the US. Blue Oval hasn’t yet launched a model in the United States, though recent rumors suggest it will be sometime this year, alongside the start of production.
According to sources from the manager Ranger6G forum site, production of the new North American Ford Ranger will begin on July 10, 2023 at the Michigan Assembly Plant. Meanwhile, OK-To-Buy (OKTB) status will occur in July as well or soon thereafter. That said, the next-generation Ranger is expected to reach dealers and customers in August or September 2023.
The 2024 Ford Ranger was recently spotted being tested in Detroit, giving us our first glimpse of the upcoming pickup truck for North America. The vehicle was caught with minimal camouflage, revealing a very similar design to the current generation Ranger sold overseas. The front of the truck features a new grille and headlights, while the rear gets new taillights.
The overall shape of the truck is unchanged from the current model, but with some updated styling. The inside of the truck is not visible in the spy shots, but it is expected to feature some new technology and a redesigned layout if we take a look at the global model we have driven before in Thailand.
The next-generation Ford Ranger is expected to be powered by a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder EcoBoost engine, paired to a 10-speed automatic or seven-speed manual transmission. Ranger is also likely to get a hybrid powertrain option. This engine option will provide a power boost and fuel efficiency. We also know that a twin-turbo V6 will be available for the Ranger Raptor, which is confirmed for the US market.
The 2024 Ford Ranger will compete with the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon and Toyota Tacoma. The Ranger has been a popular choice among truck enthusiasts and it is expected that the new model will continue to be a top contender in the market.