US Ford Ranger Pre-Orders Begin in May

Production Starting Soon

As declared in the freshest internal Fleet Distribution Dispatch from the Blue Ovals, ordering for the cutting-edge Ford Ranger shall start on April 17, 2023. The Ranger6G forum posted an illustration of the announcement, thereby authenticating prior suppositions that production of the 2024 Ranger would start on July 10, 2023. This subsequently implies that consumers will have a rather quick wait time of nearly three months.

Ford’s most recent midrange pickup has already been out in other regions since 2022, and even though the United States-specific Ranger details remain a mystery to some degree, the well-known T6 platform that it utilized in the past model is continuing.

Happily, the T6 platform affords plenty of space for a several engine choices. The only shared trait between all international markets is the powertrain featured on the Ranger Raptor. This dual-turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 generates 392 horsepower and generates 430 lb-ft of torque, which is slightly lower than that of the Bronco Raptor that uses the same unit.

Options for engines in locations other than the United States encompass a turbocharged V6 diesel and several 2.0-liter, single- and double-turbo four-cylinder diesel engines. These are unlikely to be accessible in America.

The probable option appears to be the current 2.3 litre EcoBoost – albeit with some modifications to make it more advantageous compared to the brand-new Chevrolet Colorado.

In lieu of this, a detuned variant of the twin-turbo V6 applied in the Raptor can be employed by Ford. Due to environmental standards, the Raptor has been debilitated in Europe and over there, the engine only produces 288 horsepower. This engine could act as an intermediary between the EcoBoost and the absolute, unaltered Raptor. As Ford trademarked Ranger Lightning, there is likewise the likelihood of an all-electric version.

We are cognizant that a Ranger Raptor is already present in the United States. It had been previously caught on the assembly line in Michigan this year, displaying several modifcations required for its permissible usage in the country. These adjustments encompass yellowish reflectors affixed to the vehicle’s front guards, a further backhigh-placed brake lamp over the cabin, as well as a rolling window near the rearside.

Since Ford has already done experiments on the fresh Ranger Raptor of the production range, Ford may introduce both the unexceptional Ranger and Ranger Raptor concurrently. The 3.0-liter EcoBoost motor is created at the Lima Engine Plant in Ohio, and the 2.3-liter EcoBoost is produced in Cleveland Engine Plant No. 1.

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