2023 Ford Ranger Talking about the next-generation Ford Ranger, it is hoped that 2023 is still a big mystery. Speculation will occur whether the platform will share with the next Volkswagen Amarok. Ford has been making pickups for good and they’re pretty good at it.
Take the Ford F-150 as America’s best-selling vehicle for the last 43 years. It is reasonable, therefore, to think that Ford would take the risk of sharing something important with other carmakers. But fortunately, the Ford Ranger Amarok has a secret weapon to ensure it stays in front of it, although it is much shared.
And the secret weapon is actually someone: Andrew Birkin. He was recently promoted to ford Australia and New Zealand boss after becoming the global chief project manager for the current Ford Ranger, and his brother in the Everest SUV is not sold in America.
As we know the Ford Ranger was originally designed in Australia and has been on sale since 2011. Most of the next Ranger is also improving, so the helmet will give some focus to this important product which is a Birkin. In a recent interview with Australian outlet CarSales, Birkic explained how the Ranger will have an edge over Amarok.
The main reason is that ford is spending more time with the new T7 architecture to be used by the 2023 Ranger. Birkin is working on the T7, and Ford has made some improvements to the Ranger while VW is involved. Birkin said this early start, along with Ford’s pickup expertise, would have been an advantage from the start.
The Ranger is also a core vehicle for Ford, especially in Australia. Not with VW, as their truck is not sold globally or close anywhere like Ford.
Birkin also said Amarok would have a different position from the next-generation Ford Ranger 2023, although he is not sure what will happen. On the other hand, the Ranger will have the same core positioning as it is today, only with every possible aspect of it being upgraded from the previous model.
2023 Ford Ranger Specs
The next-generation Ford Ranger will get a bold new look and major power enhancements – including a selection of turbo diesel from its older brother, the F-150 V6 – and a long list of advanced technology to go on sale next year or early 2022.
Base on model Ford Ranger XL and Ford Ranger XLT sales volume we recommend that our artists’ impressions – based on images without early design work – will adopt the next-generation Ford F-150 design guidelines.
The extremely wide, expanded grill bars and C-shaped daytime headlights for the Ford F-150 seem designed to create a visual connection.
Although the Ford F-150 – the best-selling pick-up in North America for the past 43 years – is not planned for the Australian showroom, the new Ford Ranger will continue to be sold with it in the US, so some family bears similarities.
Also, for most of the 180 countries where the Ford Ranger is sold – more regions, in fact, than a McDonald’s restaurant – the company will be called the insider vehicle “our F Series.”
While the next-generation Ford Ranger will be based on the ‘T6’ platform developed in Australia (also a version that supports all-wheel drive Everest and the US Ford Bronco), significant changes in suspension geometry aim to improve performance on the road. and off-road performance.
As a side note, the “line axle ratio” (the distance between the cab and the front wheels) extended the time the engine compartment will be replaced to meet a wider V6 engine option.
The track is said to be slightly wider and the axle distance is slightly longer, to give the new model a larger and more stable footprint.
Highway cleaning angles are said to have been improved, especially the new crane bar design at the rear will be better than the current model.
The rear bumper corners have a handy foot wedge (pictured below) to make the ute easier to get into and into the body.
Although the cabin is similar in size, the current Ranger of shape and space is expected to come for a large makeover, with high-quality materials, new digital instrument displays, large, a high-resolution infotainment display, and top premium sound. The latest model.
A smartphone app called Ford Pass, which allows owners to remotely locate, lock and unlock cars (pictured below), will be introduced in the current Ford Ranger later this year before being adopted on the next-generation model.
2023 Ford Ranger Tech
The current generation Ford Ranger has led the ute market in advanced safety – and was the first in its class globally to receive a five-star rating, in 2011 – although its competitors have closed the gap.
The Ford Ranger 2022 is said to be making another big technological leap, with available safety aids such as blind zone alerts (already available on current US models, pictured below), rear traffic alerts, and 360-degree cameras, all complementing autonomous emergency braking. , radar cruise control, and speed mark recognition on current models.
Ford Australia hasn’t confirmed the details or the estimated timeline for the new generation Ranger, but if history is any guide, it will be due in late 2021 or early 2022.
The current-generation Ford Ranger went on sale locally in September 2011, followed by a facelift in 2015 and 2018.
The average life cycle for a full model change on a body-on-frame pick-up is 10 years.
Though unconfirmed, the Ford Ranger will be required to adopt a center airbag (pictured below) in the center of the two front seats – a new requirement to meet the increasingly stringent five-star crash safety rating to prevent contact between front passengers in collisions – unless the company can find a way. others to achieve the same level of occupant protection without extra air pockets.
The 2021 Isuzu D-Max and 2021 Mazda BT-50 utes will both come with center airbags when they go on sale this year, to make them at least eligible for a five-star rating after a full round of crash tests.
The new Ford Ranger must be in showrooms by the end of 2021 to meet the current five-star rating criteria deadline. The goal post to reach the five-star rating will move again in 2022 to stricter safety standards.
2023 Ford Ranger Engine
As much has been speculated, CarAdvice understands that the 3.2-liter five-cylinder (147kW / 470Nm) turbo diesel engine – which has served the current Ford Ranger for a decade – will step back by switching to a new model.
The 3.2-liter, the five-cylinder turbo diesel engine is meant to end in 2018 when the 2.0-liter bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel arrives with the Ford Ranger Raptor (pictured above) and as an option on the XLT and Wildtrak.
However, Ford is keeping the 3.2-liter, five-cylinder turbo-diesel for longer than planned amid fears of buyer reaction to the switch to the smaller 2.0-liter engine.
Tests by CarAdvice and other media outlets have found that a 2.0 liter (157kW / 500Nm) bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel that matches a 10-speed car is faster and more powerful than a 3.2 liter (147kW / 470Nm) five-cylinder turbo-diesel fits a six-speed – whether empty, pulling or carrying a load.
The 10-speed auto means the 2.0-liter bi-turbo is always in the optimal power band and less stressed.
The big news – there has been widespread speculation – is that the expected arrival to borrow a 3.0-liter turbo diesel V6 Ford F-150 (pictured above) outputs are approaching 185kW and 600Nm.
Apparently, this V6 turbo diesel, which helps seal a partnership agreement with Volkswagen for the next generation Amarok, will be made by Ford but has a unique look (see a separate story here).
Currently, the VW Amarok TDV6 is suitable for peak output and an eight-speed automatic of 190kW and 580Nm in its strongest ass.
CarAdvice understands that both the 2.0-liter bi-turbo four-cylinder diesel and the 3.0-liter V6 turbo diesel (pictured below) will be powered by a 10-speed automatic transmission and heavy all-wheel-drive system in the Ford Ranger 2022. . It is unclear whether the manuals will be developed as an option for both machines due to relatively low demand.
Given the expected power, the Ford Ranger expects at least some derivatives to come with all-wheel disc brakes from the 2022 series.
The current Us market version of the Ford Ranger – and the current Ford Ranger Raptor – is already getting all-wheel drive brakes, hopefully, things without the 2022 artist for other models of the Ford Ranger.
Ford Ranger more affordable models are expected to transition the 2022 artist – including a single-cab tradie – to a stronger and more efficient next-generation of single-turbo 2.2-liter four-cylinder (118kW/385Nm) diesel. Transit Custom 2.0 liter four-cylinder single turbo diesel.
However, it is unclear which of the two outputs of the single-turbo 2.0-liter diesel will be used; Transit Special (pictured below) machine is available in 125kW/390Nm or 136kW/405Nm formats and is compatible with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic.
The Ford Ranger cuff is expected in addition to the diesel engine in 2022 (with 3.0 TDV6 XLT and wildtrack are likely to have an option on top-end models) there may also be gasoline power options on certain models.
CarAdvice read the high-powered twin-turbo V6 petrol – currently used in the Ford Explorer ST in the US (pictured below) – available under the hood of the next-generation Ranger Raptor (see a separate story here).
Hybrid petrol options are also reportedly being developed for the next-generation Ranger, but it is unclear whether one or both of these petrol engines will be available globally in some markets (including Australia) or only in North America.
The hybrid option will be introduced if the Ranger ute is available, sometimes after its initial launch.
The CarAdvice Ford Ranger 2022 understands that the current model class will be built on the road- leader features and technology, and engineers have been tasked with making the vehicle more in terms of comfort, such as the SUV, the dynamics of silence, and driving.
The good news is we won’t have to wait long before we see the next generation of Ford Ranger.
The moment’s car advice Ford Ranger 2022 will launch in the first half of next year will be a clearer picture of the local showroom arrival date.
For now, the windows are still wide open – late 2021 or early 2022 – as four Ford Ranger plants worldwide (Thailand, South Africa, Argentina, and the US) need to increase the production of new models.