The world has had access to the next-generation Ford Ranger for the past year, and in that time, a few notable variations have been released for the markets. Meanwhile, in North America, production still has yet to begin. With a recent pushback of two months, we won’t expect the latest Ford Ranger (P703N) to begin Job 1 production at the Michigan Assembly Plant until July 10, 2023. That said, Ford is preparing to launch the newest version of the Ford Ranger along with the Ranger Raptor with the recent release of a new teaser, complete with that iconic Built Ford Tough voice-over.
The teaser for the all-new but actually not-so-new Ford Ranger is as you would expect for a truck commercial, complete with a random person holding a fishing rod. However, the more exciting information pertains to the YouTube videos description, which states that people can see the 2024 Ford Ranger for themselves on May 10. as of the time of writing, the official splash page for the new Ranger hasn’t yet been unlocked, but we suspect that it’ll detail all the desired information regarding the American-spec Ford Ranger including powertrain, trims, and (hopefully) pricing.
2024 Ford Ranger For USA And Canada: Details
We suspect the latest version of Ford’s 2.3-liter turbocharged I4 gasoline engine will be the main powertrain option for the midsize truck, which has an output of around 300-310 horsepower. This rating is similar to the new 2023 Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon. Since the Ranger will be built at the same plant as the Ford Bronco, the 2.7L EcoBoost V6 could also be an option for customers. As for the upcoming U.S. Ranger Raptor, we can expect to see the more powerful 3.0L EcoBoost V6 under the hood, giving it a similar output to that of the Bronco Raptor, and likely more than both the new GMC Canyon and Chevrolet Colorado, which only offer four cylinders.
In March, Ford stopped offering the manual transmission for Broncos along with the Base and Everglade trim levels as it began to turn over the Michigan Assembly Plant to prepare for the launch of the new P703N Ford Ranger. Since that was two months ago, we suspect Ford is close to completing the updates to the factory. Time to get ready to visit your local dealership to place an order; it won’t be long now.