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News The 2023 Ford Ranger was Revealed in Australia

The 2023 Ford Ranger was Revealed in Australia

The 2023 Ford Ranger was shown in its global form, the North American version is still a few months away

  • The right-hand drive version of the truck was shown for Australia

  • The American-market version should be very similar

  • A possible future electric version was hinted at

The 2023 Ford Ranger has been teased a couple of times already, but now, we get to see the final design, in its Australian form, at least.

The next generation of the Ford Ranger mid-size pickup has been revealed in Australia, but since this model is a global product, only small changes to the design are expected before it arrives in North America in 2022.

The truck carries a more rugged look that adopts square lines and mimics the style of the F-150 full-size pickup.

2023 Ford Ranger Australia | photo: Ford

This is also accompanied by physically larger dimensions, notably the wheelbase and the track that have both been stretched by 2 inches (50 mm), which allows for a larger bed that can be equipped with a cargo management system.

At the rear, the resemblance is closer to the Maverick compact pickup, with new LED taillamps and a tailgate design that is very similar.

The interior is described by Ford as being “car-like” and it makes extensive use of soft-touch materials. The Sync4 infotainment system is displayed on either a 10.1 or an optional 12 inch screen, both mounted vertically.

2023 Ford Ranger Australia | photo: Ford

The front structure was hydro-formed to add enough space in the engine bay to fit a V6 engine, which could lead to the Raptor version that enthusiasts have asked for since the last generation of Ranger arrived on the market.

This larger under-hood space will also future-proof the Ranger for future propulsion technologies, according to Ford, which hints at a future electric model, in the same vein as the F-150 Lightning.

2023 Ford Ranger Australia | photo: Ford

The powertrains that were presented with the truck will not be the same we will receive in North America. The Australian version will receive a choice of a 2.0L turbocharged engine or a 3.0L Turbodiesel V6. American and Canadian trucks are expected to use the same 2.3L EcoBoost four-cylinder as the previous model, which will be paired with the 10-speed automatic. As mentioned previously, a future Raptor model could be added later on with a turbocharged V6 engine.

2023 Ford Ranger Australia | photo: Ford

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