The 2024 Ford Ranger Drops Teaser Trailer Ahead of May 10th Debut
When the current-generation Ford Ranger first arrived it was 2021 and available to the entire world… except for North America. With many patient and eager buyers waiting on stand-by for two-and-a-half years, the day is finally coming. After the automaker released a 15-second teaser trailer for the next-gen 2024 Ford Ranger, the pickup truck will officially be making its U.S. debut on May 10th.
Featuring only a few quick glimpses of the 2024 Ford Ranger, the teaser puts the spotlight on the truck’s outdoorsy focus as it rips and tears through the desert sands. This also implies that the new Ranger will be available in a Raptor trim, which is the truck of choice for off-road enthusiasts.
As an added bonus, the rest of the global market will have to wait three months in between the Ranger standard model and the Raptor trim. So the U.S. gets to play in the dirt with this new truck before everyone else does. Back in 2021, Ford CEO Jim Farley stated that the U.S. Ranger would be making its debut in 2023, so it looks like the truck is right on schedule.
What Can We Expect with the 2024 Ford Ranger?
While the automaker has not revealed any other specific details regarding the next-gen Ford Ranger, some spy photos suggest that the truck has gone through a cosmetic overhaul like stylized mirrors, a body trim, grilles, and bumper covers. Much like the F-150 and Bronco, the new Ford Ranger can expect to see its own versions of the XL, XLT, and Lariat models too.
But what kind of powertrain is the 2024 Ford Ranger going to be packing? If it’s going to be hitting the trails, then it better have something big. As of yet, the US Ranger will feature two engine options to choose from. The standard model will be equipped with the turbocharged 2.3-liter Ecoboost four-cylinder and a ten-speed automatic transmission in its base model. Being able to produce 350 horsepower and 350 lb-ft at 3,200 rpm is an adequate standard for this entry-level trim.
The Raptor trim is presumed to have the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0-liter V6 EcoBoost engine, which will be able to raise the bar for its power output by producing 392 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque.
An all-electric drivetrain is also expected to be implemented into this version of the Ford Ranger by 2030. However, this truck will remain as a strictly ICE vehicle until then.
Aside from the truck’s powertrain, the 2024 Ford Ranger is expected to come equipped with Ford’s Trail Turn Assist feature, which is particularly useful for off-roaders looking to take full advantage of its tight turning radius via torque vectoring.
Ford fans can sign up to receive updates on the new Ranger at www.ford.com/rangerready, and the official details on this highly-anticipated truck will arrive May 10th, 2023.