Reportedly, the new 2023 Ford Ranger Plug-in Hybrid is coming, and it should debut later this year as a 2023 model. According to the latest spy photos, Ford is in the process of redesigning its mid-size pickup truck Ranger. Besides some styling refreshments, the new truck will also feature many novelties inside.
Generally, the automaker will make its cabin more pleasant, and it should introduce some new technology. However, the most exciting news is that Ranger will ride on the same platform as the Bronco SUV. That means it will receive a plug-in hybrid system utilizing a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4. The setup will reportedly deliver 362 hp and 501 lb-ft of torque.
2023 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid Design
Ford’s plan was revealed last week, and the Blue Ovals lineup will in the future purely consist of plug-in hybrids, battery-electric vehicles, and other types of zero-emission capable. Generally, the automaker says that all models will receive this torture by 2026. The new 2023 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid is the first model in this lineup. Moreover, the new PHEV model was caught testing a few days ago completely camouflaged.
From the latest report, the upcoming pickup truck Ranger will share a platform with the Bronco. Interestingly, the spied model is wearing an identical body structure as the recently rendered regular model. The best-selling vehicle has its own identity, including slightly slanted headlights, hexagonal grille, and an athletic stance overall. Like the standard model, the Ranger is 210.8 inches long and is available with SuperCab with a pair of rear-hinged half doors or the larger SuperCrew with standard rear doors. Last year, the manufacturer, for the first time, introduced a Black appearance package that includes 18-inch alloy wheels finished in black and many accents.
At the moment, there is no available image inside the new 2023 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid truck. As we heard, the PHEV version should share many features with the base model. Commendably, the Ford Ranger’s cabin should remain comfortable and modern.
Some additional features are available, and as a standard, this model comes with a Co-Pilot360 safety system. The package includes blind-spot monitoring, trailer-tow monitoring, lane-keeping assistance, and front/rear parking sensors.The new Ford Ranger also offers an 8-inch infotainment touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto smartphone integration, and Wi-Fi.
2023 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid Specs
Under the hood, the base 2023 Ford Ranger might deploy the same engines as the Bronco model. That means we should see a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 with 270 hp and a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 with 310 hp. However, a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 is also on the list, and we think that it will be most likely dialed for higher output in a planned Ranger Raptor.
As for the PHEV model, reportedly, the Ford Ranger will host a 2.3-liter turbocharged inline-4 that should be able to deliver at least 362 hp and 501 lb-ft of torque.
Release Date and Price
Since the 2023 Ford Ranger will share a platform with the Bronco SUV, we could see the plug-in hybrid setup as well offered in the U.S.
Generally, Blue Oval is keeping still all secretly, and we can expect in coming months to reveal final specs and pricing. Stay tuned for more news about this remarkable pickup truck.