Back in the days, models like Rancher and El Camino were hugely popular in North America. However, thins changed in the automotive world and coupe utes haven’t been around for decades, though there were some exceptions in Australia. These days, things are changing once again and passenger cars are almost gone. It’s mostly about crossovers, while pickup trucks are getting more and more popular too. That’s why the 2021 Ford Ranchero comeback seems very likely.
Although we are still waiting to hear something from the officials, there are many unofficial reports that suggest this comeback. Simply, the Blue Oval company won’t produce passenger cars anymore. This model could be a great solution for all those who are looking for a little bit of two worlds, a combination of a crossover and a pickup truck. We might see it already in the next year.
2021 Ford Ranchero Design
In terms of base design characteristics, the 2021 Ford Ranchero won’t go too far away from its roots. We are about to see a famous coupe/ute design, though packed in a contemporary layout. Of course, this will be a unibody pickup truck. Most likely, it will ride on Ford’s new CD6 platform, which debuted with the new Explorer. The new architecture will all underprint the next-generation Mustang and We presume that the new 2021 Ford Ranchero will have many things in common with the famous pony car.
With an RWD layout, the upcoming model promises a nice driving experience, but we also count on stylish appearance. The front end will be shared with other models in the company’s lineup. On the other side, the back of the body will come with a large cargo bed.
On the inside, the 2021 Ford Ranchero will also stick to its roots. This means a single-row configuration, which characterized the original model. Still, today’s drivers have all kinds of demands, so we won’t be surprised if we see a two-row version in the offer as well.
The overall cabin layout may be the same as in the original model, but we have no doubt that everything will come packed with the latest design solutions. This refers to the dashboard, which will utilize hi-quality materials and come with the latest tech goodies. Speaking of the latest tech goodies, we are about to see the latest infotainment system, with the new vertically-positioned touchscreen in the offer as well.
2021 Ford Ranchero Engines
While all kinds of things are possible with the exterior and interior design, the engine lineup seems pretty clear. The 2021 Ford Ranchero will use the company’s familiar units and we don’t expect to see any particular surprise. Therefore, base models could easily come with a 2.3-liter turbo-four, which puts out around 300 horsepower. A 2.7-liter V6 is possible too. Given the fact that the new CD6 platform accommodates the 3.0-liter engine as well, we could see this unit in the offer as well. This engine would power hi-performance variants, considering that it delivers full 400 horsepower. We won’t exclude the possibility to see a version with a V8 engine either, as this could be a logical choice for car enthusiasts.
We are living in modern times, so there is no doubt that the 2021 Ford Ranchero will come with a hybrid powertrain one day as well. It’s still early for the exact details and we are pretty sure that this version won’t be for the initial launch.
2021 Ford Ranchero Release Date and Price
Although the company is still quiet on this matter, many sources suggest that the 2021 Ford Ranchero may arrive already in the first half of next year. When it comes to the price, we presume that base models would go around 30.000 dollars.
Along with the new Ranchero, we also count on a comeback of another legend, Chevy El Camino. You can read more about this comeback here.