The Ranger will have a more robust appearance than the outgoing model
Front end styling will be a mix of the F-150 and the Maverick
The official launch should happen in the next few months
Ford has teased pictures of its upcoming 2023 Ranger, but they only showed the truck wearing heavy camouflage. New pictures have been leaked that show much more of its appearance.
As was expected, the next generation of the Ranger will feature a boxier and more robust looking exterior, especially up front.
The grille is shaped almost exactly like the one that is worn by the new Maverick compact pickup, while the headlamps more closely resemble the ones on the full-sized F-150. The shape of the rear door windows is also similar to the other two Ford trucks, with the bottom edge that kinks upwards at the rear.
It makes sense that the Ranger will look like a mix of both of those models, since it will slot in between them to occupy the mid-size pickup truck market.
Mechanically, the Ranger will use the same platform as the new Bronco, which means it will be powered by the 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder engine as standard, with the possibility of an optional 2.7L EcoBoost V6. Both two and four-wheel drive systems should be available.
Rumors say a Ranger Raptor will be added to the lineup as well, which would receive the same treatment as the upcoming Bronco Raptor. If this is the case, Ford would have two performance trucks in its lineup, both in the full-size and the mid-size segment.