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Ford just launched the Ranger in America in 2019. But the “new” model is really a retro version of the Ranger Ford that has been on sale in overseas markets since 2011. So, despite its short lifespan, the new Ranger is likely to be an all-rounder. new. And the changes can be significant.

Ford keeps product info close to the vest before launch. But the new Ranger is coming to (and designed for) America with a proven market. We should see more (and more powerful) engine options. And Ford can even flex with the new Ranger Raptor to take on the Gladiator Mojave and Tacoma TRD Pro.

Here’s what we know about the next-generation Ford Ranger 2023, coming soon.

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Ford will reveal Ranger on November 24

Ford’s Down Under Division presents the 2023 Ranger trailer

Ford Australia has published several official teaser videos of the new Ranger 2023 pickup so far. The one seen here illustrates how the vehicle is “hiding in plain sight,” and indeed, it can be seen in much more revealing camouflage than before. A quick glance from the front end suggests it may bear some resemblance to the new Ford Maverick.

The new 2023 Ranger will be sold in 180 markets (and tough enough for all of them)

Like any modern vehicle, Ford is testing the new Ranger before shipping it to market. As the company admits in a recent video, while most of the development is being spearheaded in Australia, it’s also being tested from North America to New Zealand in both hot and cold climates.

Ranger 2023 will look like this

So far, Ford hasn’t officially unveiled the next-gen Ranger – but they’re definitely not shy about letting people see it. This photo, was first shared with fans on Ranger6G.com forum, describing the trio of 2023 Rangers all but undercover in the wild. The one on the left is allegedly a mid-level XLT, the middle truck is reported as an off-road-focused FX4, and the one on the right is a more off-road-focused Wildtrak.

The new Ford Ranger should offer a plug-in hybrid powertrain

Like many automakers, Ford will be trying hard and hard towards electrification these days. While the 2023 Ranger won’t be an EV pickup á la The F-150 Lightning, is expected to receive a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Car Expert from Australia suggest it could be a battery and electric motor-assisted version of the 2.3-liter turbo four currently used in the American Ranger, with the PHEV version putting out over 360 horsepower and 500 lb-ft of torque.

Ford is excited to share a Ranger teaser video

Previous videos showed the Ranger 2023 pickup being “extremely tested” in a variety of terrain and weather conditions. While the video is from Australia, the test pickup is a left-hand drive Ranger that will be aimed at the American or European markets.

When will the new Ford Ranger arrive?

All automotive schedules are still tentative with the pandemic and insane supply chain shortages. But Ford Authoritywho usually has fairly decent authority, says that the new Ranger will go on sale at the end of 2022 as a model year 2023 vehicle.

What’s the new Ford Ranger like?

The new Ranger prototype has been spotted several times. The camouflage still shows an extension of the current look with a bit more of a square silhouette like the F-150. Expect that, plus some more modern lighting and fascia details. The Ranger will probably look a lot like a reasonably sized F-150, which sounds pretty good.

Will there be a new Ford Ranger Raptor in the US?

Very likely. Another market—the market without the F-150—get the Raptor version of the Ford Ranger. Ford didn’t bring the truck to America for the current generation because it would probably weaken the F-150 Raptor, and it would require an expensive redesign.

Ranger is currently being designed with the American market in mind. The F-150 Raptor now starts at nearly $65,000, leaving plenty of room for the Ranger Raptor to fit under it. Ford should have an interesting choice of engines for one. And Rangers has been seen testing with Raptor-like features.

Will the new Ford Ranger get a V6?

There’s a good chance. Ranger currently only has the option of a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. The new Ranger will share the platform with the Bronco, which means the 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6 from the Bronco should be an option.

Ford Authority have the Ranger Raptor getting the 400 hp 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 used in the Ford Explorer ST.

Will the Ford Ranger get a hybrid?

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