As we are inevitably approaching the era of full electrification, there is no doubt that pickup trucks will also have to drop internal combustion engines at some point. We presume that mid-size pickups will be among the first ones. Of course, we have no doubt that the Ranger will be one of the first models in the class to get an all-electric powertrain. The full-size F-150 already did it and we count on the same design approach. The latest reports suggest that the new model could arrive already in the next year, as the 2024 Ford Ranger Lightning.
At this point, the officials are still quiet on this matter, so we can only speculate about the design and features. Still, we presume that Ford engineers will take the same approach as in the case of the all-electric F-150. Therefore, the standard Ranger should serve as a basis, but a lot of things would be significantly different, whether it’s about technical or aesthetical aspect of the vehicle.
2024 Ford Ranger Lightning Design
Of course, the first thing to talk about is the base design. We presume that the 2024 Ford Ranger Lightning will be based on the standard Ranger, which is just about to receive a full redesign. So, the electric iteration should implement many of the design solutions, though there is no doubt that a lot of things will be different as well.
When it comes to the exterior design, we expect similar dimensions. Considering that the next-generation ICE Ranger is about to keep similar dimensions as the outgoing model. For reference, the current-generation Ranger is good for about 75.2 inches in width, 211.4 inches in length, and 74.2 inches in height.
On the other hand, we expect a notably different styling approach for the 2024 Ford Ranger Lightning. Although it will probably feature the same silhouette as the gasoline model, the styling will significantly accentuate its all-electric nature. We count on the same approach as in the case of the F-150, so you may count on lots of futuristic lighting elements, exclusive wheels etc.
Unlike the exterior, the interior design probably won’t be all that different. Instead, we expect to see a dashboard that looks largely similar to the standard model, which is about to get a new design the next year. We count on lots of improvements over the previous generation, while the 2024 Ford Ranger Lightning would probably come with a couple of exclusive details, such as color schemes, instrument cluster etc.
We expect that the all-electric Ranger will be offered only in a crew cab layout, so we count on a couple of spacious and comfortable rows of seats. Considering that the battery will be positioned under the floor, we don’t expect any compromises regarding leg- and headroom.
2024 Ford Ranger Lightning Powertrain
Just like the F-150 Lightning, the 2024 Ford Ranger Lightning should also come in two or more variants. We presume that even the base versions will come in a dual-motor setup. Of course, the max output will be notably lower compared to the F-150, which is available in variants with either 452 or 580 horsepower. Though it’s still early to talk about numbers, we presume that the base versions will be good for about 300-350 horsepower.
The same thing is with batteries. We presume that two variants would be on offer. The standard model should be able to make around 250 miles on a single charge, while the long-range versions should be able to go over 300 miles on a single charge.
2024 Ford Ranger Lightning Release Date and Price
We believe that the 2024 Ford Ranger Lightning could arrive already in the second half of the next year. Some sources estimate the starting price of around 35.000 dollars. When it comes to the competition, we know that Toyota is working on the all-electric Tacoma, while Chevy should come up with Colorado EV as well. However, it’s still unknown when these two models will be ready for production.