Next-Generation Ford Ranger Unveiled As Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Rival30
The 2023 Ford Ranger made its official debut today, arriving as a newly revamped rival to the Chevy Colorado and GMC Canyon.
The next generation of Ford’s mid-size pickup rides on an upgraded chassis with a 50mm longer wheelbase and a 50mm wider track. The longer wheelbase has resulted in a better approach angle, the automaker says, while the wider track provides better off-road articulation and capability. The redesigned truck also takes on a new yet familiar exterior appearance that taps Ford’s global truck design DNA, incorporating C-shaped LED headlamps and a tall, flat-faced grille.
Since the Ranger is a global product, this latest model will feature a range of diesel internationally – including the automaker’s 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine that’s currently offered in the Ford F-150. It’s doubtful these diesel engines will be offered here in North America, however, so consumers here will have to live with Ford’s familiar turbocharged 2.3L four-cylinder. This engine produces 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque in the current Ranger and is expected to carry over to the next-gen model largely unchanged.
Inside, the Ranger will offer a 10.1-inch or 12-inch touchscreen in the centre stack, depending on the trim level. A digital instrument panel will also come standard, complimenting the large center stack display. The touchscreen also houses most of the controls for the drive mode controls, freeing up space in the center console. Drivers can now go to a dedicated screen on the display to access’ the Ranger’s off-road and driving modes, allowing them to adjust these settings all on one single page. This dedicated off-road page also displays the current steering angle, vehicle pitch and roll angles.
The 2023 Ford Ranger will also feature an integrated side-step behind the rear tyres , giving owners a more stable way to access the box. The truck’s wider stance also resulted in a wider bed section, giving the truck much more usable bed space, says Anthony Hall, the vehicle engineering manager for the Ranger program.
“Widening the truck by 50 mm may not seem like a lot, but it makes a huge difference, especially in the cargo box,” Hall said. “It means that customers will be able to load flat some pretty fundamental items, such as a sheet of building plywood or a full-size pallet.”
The 2023 Ford Ranger will enter production at Ford’s global plants in Thailand and South Africa in 2022. More information on the U.S. market model is expected to be announced at a later date.
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This looks way better then the crappy canyon or Colorado.
Great Job this look worlds better than the the truck on the market today another win and #1 seller for FORD
Yup I agree 100% very nice looking truck. I already thought the ranger looked good but this looks great.
Ford is working hard with Bronco Bronco S Maverick Lightning and then next Ranger. And most of those products are in the sub 60 list. GM seems to be focusing on the big $ EVs with promises lower price models will come and be very good. Ford has rubber on the road.
As much as I make fun of them, this is a correct statement, don’t forget the Fusion replacement for ’23 also.
Looks less truck like to me, sport ute style from the back ,no thanks..
So you think this ford with a weird front bumper design looks better that a canyon or Colorado?! You mean the interior looks better than the chevy not the exterior LOL. Looks more like a compact “truck” then a real tough looking rugged truck. I hope the US version gets a more simple and uncluttered bumper.
Looks a lot like their new hybrid Maverick pickup.
The blue one in a group shot with the chrome grill looks like the Colorado.
To be honest I am not sure this really moved the needle unless it gets the turbo 6 over the coming GM models.
The interior is nothing improved.
I just hope GM keeps the crew long bed but we have not seen one testing. And to be fair it is a slow mover but it was something the others lacked, in fact we have yet to see an extended cab.
The interior was completely redone. Its certainly better the the existing gen.
Still not good.
The Colorado will have the 2.7 I4 Turbo. Not sure why the Ranger would keep the same engine specs knowing they will be leap frogged by the Colorado.
According to my understanding, the frame itself is wider, allowing the installment of the 3.0 diesel V6. The current platform was built for the I4 and I5 diesels, so they were kinda limited to the 2.3 I4 over here. The 2.7 should be expected
Looks even worse than the current fugly one they got. How is GM going to update the Colorado/canyon when this is what the competition brings to the table??
Tow truck drivers are happy to see better placed tow hooks..
Foundation Of Regular Defects……
Got mechanic coming?
For the Ranger?, absolutely…
Actually the ford ranger is the most rrliable truck on the road, even beating the toyota tacoma.
Nothing beats Toyota Reliability!
Except for other vehicles on the market that do.
They are great till the frame breakers.
gm needs to get with the program now and get the next Colorado out.
They brought the segment back and then abandoned it with old product. They will never learn.
Its only 6 years old and still copetes well with the competition.
This is why I love 2000s vehicles.
They aren’t all the same unlike the new junk the automakers pump out today.
Is Ford trying to copy GMC to troll them? what a joke.
3.0 diesel offering for North America should be considered. Diesel engines 10X’s better than gasoline engines and last 5X’s longer.
Next-Generation Ford Ranger Unveiled As Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon Rival
What exactly does the mean? The current Ranger already compete with and outsell the 2 of them combined.
Not bad Ford, not bad at all. Should sell well. Good thing the new Colorado/Canyon twins are coming and they will be lookers, jumpy people conveniently forget.
Not nearly as nice as our new Colorado
I hop both of them to pay more attention to make good trucks for their customers and make sure to bring good & economical vehicles to the market with less maintenance also good fuel efficiency. To make their trucks easy to own by customers as life expenses gets very high.