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.
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.