Ford Could Be Planning To Introduce A PHEV Ranger In 2024: Report

2024 Ford Ranger XLT Sport

2024 Ford Ranger XLT Sport
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Ford simply launched the closely up to date 2024 Ranger. And whereas the pickup gained a trio of impressively powered engines, noticeably lacking was any type of hybrid or plug-in hybrid choice. Which may be altering as quickly as subsequent 12 months, as Australian outlet Drive studies that the Ranger is outwardly gaining a plug-in hybrid variant for the Australian market that can ultimately be offered right here within the U.S.

Whereas Drive mentions that Ford Australia hasn’t precisely confirmed this, they’ve allegedly seen plans exhibiting that the PHEV is coming subsequent 12 months as a part of some 2024 updates. If these updates sound unusual to you contemplating that the Ranger was simply up to date, keep in mind that the Ranger we’re getting as has been on sale in the remainder of the world since 2021.

Ford has additionally type of confirmed and hinted that the Ranger (and Ranger-based Everest SUV not offered within the U.S.) was designed from the ground up to tackle electrical and hybrid powertrain choices. As for what precisely will energy this PHEV Ranger, Drive says that it’ll be powered by the two.3 liter Ecoboost I4 —that sees responsibility in the whole lot from Lincoln crossovers to the Ford Explorer— paired with both single or twin electrical motors.

If Ford performs this proper, it may very well be successful. Except for Ram’s gentle hybrids, Ford’s personal Maverick Hybrid (when you can discover one), and Toyota’s i-Pressure Max engines within the Tundra and new Tacoma, there aren’t many different hybrid pickups, not to mention plug-in hybrid fashions. However Ford is struggling to maintain up with consumers who need the Maverick as it’s, and PHEVs are usually pricier than their fuel and hybrid counterparts. Hopefully, Ford doesn’t find yourself with one other well-liked however expensive truck nobody can get their arms on.

I emailed Ford for remark and can replace this story if I hear again.