Ford releases teaser for the 2023 Ford Ranger

Ford has released a teaser for the new Ford Ranger, and it's coming to UK roads in 2023

Ford has released a teaser video, showing off the first glimpses of the new Ford Ranger pickup, due to reach UK showrooms in 2023.

The teaser below shows the new Ranger off in its natural habit; off the beaten track. An exhibition of the vehicle’s performance on dirt, mud, snow and difficult terrain, the video uses every shot of dirt-drifting glory that the Ford marketing department could muster.

The 2023 Ranger will be the first fruits of the collaboration between Ford and Volkswagen on light commercial vehicles, with Ford responsible for the build and engineering of the new pickup.

There has been considerable investment in the plant in South Africa where the new vehicles will be built. Volkswagen has not yet released information regarding the replacement for the Volkswagen Amarok pickup, which is expected to share the same basic structure as the Ranger.

Full details of the new Ranger will be released later this year and it is likely that the full line-up of the current Ranger, including Regular Cab, Super Cab and Double Cab body styles will be included. The new Ford Ranger has been given the daytime running headlamp treatment, similar to the All-Electric Ford F150 Lightning pickup, pictured below, which was revealed for the North American market in May.

An all-electric Ranger would almost certainly include Pro Power onboard, similar to the E-Transit, also due next year, which offers up to 2.3kWh to power electric tools or re-charge equipment.

Information on other drivetrain options has yet to be revealed, but Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel and optional 10-speed automatic transmission are likely to be carried over.

Ford F-150 Lightning (2022)
The Ford F-150 Lightning (2022), announced exclusively for the American market in 2021

John Kendall
Began working for a motor industry consultancy in 1988 before moving into automotive journalism in 1990. Freelance since 2001. Chairman of the UK-based Guild of Motoring Writers in 2006-7.

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