Last year saw a brand new Ford Ranger in some global markets, but the American was left out until the 2024 model year. The automaker’s CEO had already confirmed that the truck and the performance-oriented new Ranger his Raptor would be coming, but didn’t give any details on when the truck would land. ford authority recently revealed its release date, and it will be out soon.
The Ranger is set to debut in May, according to publication sources. It was previously expected to enter production next month, so we don’t know if the upcoming announcement will affect the launch process in Michigan. is about to arrive.
The new Ranger Raptor will be a completely different animal, but the truck is expected to have the same turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine as its predecessor.Twins producing 392 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque. It may have a turbocharged V6. The Ranger will be based on the Ford T6 platform that the Bronco is based on, with a 10-speed automatic transmission being the only option.
The styling has been updated with a grille and LED running light geometry similar to the Ford Maverick, but the new truck doesn’t look radically different than before. The interior of the International Ranger model has been significantly improved and is expected to remain in the US version. Ford installed a much larger vertical touchscreen on the top trim, and the cabin offers higher quality materials. Other markets have single-cab variants available, but Americans have no choice.
Upon arrival, the Rangers have a tough competition outside the gate. Chevrolet and GMC have updated their midsize trucks for 2023, offering off-road configurations, but the trucks aren’t quite as hardcore as the Ranger Raptor. It’s teasing the 2024 Tacoma and hinting at off-road-ready overlanding trim, but again, it wouldn’t match the Raptor.