For anyone looking forward to a new iteration of the Ford Ranger (*show of hands*), it looks like November 24th would be a good day to mark on your calendar. In a teaser video posted to YouTube today, the Blue Oval announced that it would show off what it calls a âglobalâ midsize pickup truck on that day.
It will be released by the Ford Europe team, and the teaser was voiced by an Australian. It seems fairly comprehensive to us.
Of course, we’ve taken this route before, with the Ranger Raptor appearing in other markets but refusing to play this side of the pond, not to mention the fact that the existing Ranger has been shilled in other countries long before. its appearance in the United States. The same goes for Nissan, which for years had a so-called “global” pickup that it sold pretty much everywhere else except, well, here. These memories put us on high alert.
Nonetheless, the company promises that this Ranger will be sold in 180 markets, one of which will surely have 50 stars and 13 stripes on its national flag. Pickup previews shown in the teaser above show familiar design cues, including the stylized fender vents that appear on the F-150 and Super Duty, as well as a C-shaped light signature. which is currently an integral part of the Ford truck lineup in this country.
There’s no word on the powertrain at this point, but it’s worth noting that Ranger doesn’t currently offer a V6 between its front fenders in America. Shadetree guys tend to think that the existing 2.7L EcoBoost in the F-150 will fit into a Ranger’s engine bay without much difficulty, and you must be thinking that the company that literally invented the assembly line can figure out how to cram a few more horsepower under the hood of his tweener pickup. The same goes for Fox shocks and other Raptor gear. Here’s hoping, at least.
Spy photos taken by eagle-eyed photographers have captured development mules that appear to maintain similar proportions to the current truck. Expect a continued supply of SuperCab and SuperCrew body styles, as both appear to be selling in enough numbers to justify maintaining them – not to mention most of its competition doing the same. Reflecting the engine choices in the Bronco would be a smart move, but stranger things have happened at the Glass House in the name of profit or politics. If the Bronco’s 7-speed manual transmission were worn on the new Ranger, it would fulfill the dreams of many Blue Oval fans.
Whatever is in the hopper, everything will be revealed on November 24 on Ford of Europe’s YouTube channel.
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