It’s no secret that the blue oval company is currently working on a new generation of the well-known mid-size pickup. The new model is expected to come in the next year, with all kinds of novelties. Some of the most interesting novelties that are about to come are those under the hood. From what we know so far, the new generation will also come in a plug-in hybrid variant. Allegedly, the 2023 Ford Ranger PHEV will be very capable.
At this point, the details are still unavailable. The electrified version is a certain thing but the exact information is still to come. Still, our reliable sources already came up with some details, which will be shared with you in the following paragraphs. The officials are yet to confirm them, so take the following sentences with a dose of a reserve.
2023 Ford Ranger PHEV Powertrain
Of course, the most interesting thing about this particular version will be under the hood. From what we can hear, the 2023 Ford Ranger PHEV will be very capable. The new version will be based on a familiar 2.3-liter turbo-four engine, which already powers the current generation and delivers 270 horsepower and 325 pound-feet of torque.
In the 2023 Ford Ranger PHEV, this engine will get significant help from an electric motor. The exact power of the motor hasn’t been announced but unofficial reports suggest that the combined output will go up to 362 horsepower and 502 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the system will be paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
2023 Ford Ranger PHEV Design
Other than the powertrain, the new 2023 Ford Ranger PHEV won’t be much different compared to the rest of the Ranger lineup. We are about to see a full redesign and changes will be applied to the electrified version as well. From what we know so far, the new generation of Ford Ranger will continue to ride on the T6 platform, designed by the Australian department of the blue oval company. It will bring evolutionary changes, but that shouldn’t mean a lack of improvements in all aspects.
While the mechanical aspect of the truck won’t change completely, the styling will be completely new. The testing model has been spotted on the road but it still wears a complete camouflage. So, we can see the details, but we presume that the front end will come with the styling that’s highly inspired by the new-generation F-150. The rest of the truck, though, doesn’t seem to feature significant changes compared to the outgoing model.
The inside of the 2023 Ford Ranger PHEV will certainly be all-new, just like in other versions of the next generation. So, the first thing that comes is the dashboard. The current generation doesn’t impress in this aspect, even if we talk about the segment of work mules. Simply, aesthetics are outdated, while the materials are mostly low-rent plastics. These things will definitely change, though we have no doubt that the new layout will also put functionality before style and convenience.
The new model will come with finer materials and better build quality. We also count on more tech features, and all these things will positively affect the overall cabin look. A typical Ranger is available in different cab styles, with extended or crew cab layouts. However, we expect that the 2023 Ranger PHEV will be available only with the biggest cabin on the offer. The batteries should be positioned under the body, so passenger and cargo space shouldn’t be compromised.
2023 Ford Ranger PHEV Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2023 Ford Ranger PHEV will come sometime in 2022 but a more precise date is yet to be announced. When it comes to the price, some rough estimation would go around 35.000 dollars. Key competitors should be electrified versions of the rival models, such as Jeep Gladiator etc.