Australian customers for the next-gen Ford Ranger have a reason to get excited as the long-awaited truck finally makes its way to Australia. Ford’s Thailand plant finally has these trucks rolling off the production line, and workers had just celebrated the milestone before the trucks were shipped off to their new home.
The new P703 Ford Ranger is expected to arrive on showroom floors by June, with dealers expecting to receive the 2.0-liter, four-cylinder diesel variants first, with the V6 diesel arriving shortly after. Even more exciting, the new Ford Ranger will begin making its way down the assembly line soon. However, Ford has warned that delays due to the chip shortage are likely to affect the Rangers’ production and when they will start to be delivered to Australian customers. Still, a slight delay isn’t that bad since US consumers have to wait until next year before getting the exciting new truck.
2023 Ford Ranger Fuel Economy: An Early Look
The next-generation Ford Ranger now has official fuel economy figures, which CarExpert has shared. The figures are for ASEAN markets such as Thailand but can give us a decent idea of what local figures will be, based on their fuel economy cycle, which is different from ours. The new single-turbo 2.0-liter turbo-diesel four-cylinder engine has been given a combined cycle fuel consumption of 7.6L/100km (30.9 MPG). The 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel four shows figures of 6.9L/100 km and 7.2L/100 km (32.6-34 MPG). The former is likely for the manual transmission option.
The new 3.0-liter turbo-diesel V6 is pretty thirsty compared to the other options, with 8.4L/100 km (28 MPG) for its claimed fuel consumption. It’s unlikely that American buyers will be able to choose from the turbo-diesel powertrains. This brings us to the fuel economy of the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor and its 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6, which consumes 11.5L/100km (20 MPG). These estimated fuel economy numbers are paired with the automatic stop-start option, which means trucks not paired with the feature could see some differences.