If we look at the current situation on the market, pickup trucks are more popular than ever. Full-size trucks are making some amazing sales records, while the demand for light pickups is very high as well. However, there aren’t too many light trucks on the market. Therefore, many carmakers legendary nameplates are coming back. Among them, you can find the 2020 Ford Ranger as well. The famous truck is not in the American market for years. However, it is present in Australia and this model will serve as a basis for the North American version.
- Revival of the famous nameplate
- Powerful engines
- Efficient diesel version
- Potentially more expensive than its key rivals
We have big expectations for the 2020 Ford Ranger, if not of anything else than for its reputation in the history. The new model will come heavily based on the Australian Ranger. However, it will also come with significant upgrades. First of all, it will utilize some new technical solutions, borrowed from the full-size F-150. This primarily refers to light materials. The new truck will be quick and efficient. Also, count on a bunch of visual upgrades. There is no doubt that the recently updated F-150 will serve as inspiration, so count on many styling details borrowed. When it comes to base design characteristics, the new model should be available in various versions, with different cab designs and bed sizes.
This is the area where we expect biggest improvements for the 2020 Ford Ranger. If we look at the current Ranger, it definitely can’t compete with others in terms of materials quality. The new Gladiator is coming with an upscale cabin, while the current leaders like Tacoma and Colorado are on a high level as well. This means that Ford designers will have a lot of work to do, both in terms of style and materials quality. Of course, count also on numerous tech updates.
For those who are unfamiliar with the Australian truck market, most drivers prefer diesel engines. Therefore, we count on a completely new engine lineup for the U.S. 2020 Ford Ranger. This means at least two gasoline engines in the offer. Base models will probably feature a four-cylinder 2.3-liter EcoBoost unit, tuned to 285 horsepower. Count on a 2.7-liter V6 as well. This unit delivers around 325 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. Finally, expect one diesel version in the offer as well. It should be a familiar 2.0-liter twin-turbo, which is good for about 210 horsepower.
2020 Ford Ranger Release Date and Price
The 2020 Ford Ranger is definitely coming next year. However, we are still waiting for some more precise launch date. When it comes to the price, base models should go somewhere between $22,000 and $25,000.
December 24, 2018