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2021 Ford Ranger Order And Production Dates Revealed

An all-new Ford Ranger, which is being developed by Ford in collaboration with Volkswagen as part of the automakers’ tie-up back in 2019, is set to debut in the next couple of years. But in the meantime, it’s business as usual for Ford’s mid-size pickup. That means we can expect to see the new model year soon, and now Ford Authority has learned the exact 2021 Ranger order and production dates.

The 2021 Ranger order books are scheduled to open up on September 14th, 2020, and production will begin on December 7th, 2020. The Ford Ranger will continue to be built at the Michigan Assembly Plant, and will soon be produced alongside the Ford Bronco. Both vehicles ride on variants of the Ford T6 platform.

The 2021 Ford Ranger is expected to feature a few minor changes for the new model year. These updates are intended to keep the mid-size pickup fresh until the all-new, next-generation model arrives. That model will reportedly come with a host of new powertrains, including a plug-in hybrid option, though it’s not clear if those engines will make it to the North American Ranger.

Expect the next-gen Ford Ranger to go on sale in Australia in late 2022 or early 2023, with a global release toward the end of the 2022 calendar year.

In addition, Ford Authority has learned that the next-gen Ranger will ride on a massaged version of the Ford T6 platform used by the current model. It will also serve as the basis for the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok, with Ford completely controlling the Ranger. In other words, Ford will be sharing the T6 architecture with Volkswagen, rather than the other way around.

According to another report, the next-gen Ranger Raptor will also launch in the U.S., and will do so with Ford’s 2.7L EcoBoost V6 under the hood.

We’ll have much more on the all-new Ranger as it becomes available, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Ranger news and non-stop Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Don Nissen

    Are those pictures of a 2012 Ranger or 2019 as it says at the bottom of picture.
    proof read,proof read!!

    1. Brett Foote

      Not sure what you mean about 2012, I’m assuming you mean 2021. And these are pictures of the 2020 model, because there are no pictures of the 2021 model available yet.

      1. Alex Luft

        Don – the 2021 Ranger will look identical as the 2019 and 2020 Rangers, save for color changes and a few equipment-level changes. But visually, they will look the same.

        Think, think, think.

  2. Aaron

    The saber color was discontinued, but will there be any color options for the 2021 Ranger that were introduced on the new Bronco?

    1. TimmyB

      We are definitely getting a 2021 Ranger when our Explorer lease expires next June. Do you have any info on the minor changes you are expecting it was that just a way of saying there would be no MAJOR changes? We are well aware that they won’t make major changes in the last year of a model but we’d love to know if there is anything worth looking forward to.

  3. Indy South

    I have read on-line that a 6 foot bed will be offered with the 2021 Ranger SuperCrew instead of the 5 foot box. Any one know if that is true or not?

    1. TimmyB

      I can’t believe they would do that for the last model year of this generation. I’d be flipping ecstatic to be wrong because that would solve one of our biggest problems with the vehicle, but maybe they meant the 2022 Ranger?

  4. One 4 Ranger

    In 2005 I requested a 4 door greenish-Grey 4×4 with a 6 foot bed with a 6 cylinder motor that has a tow package with off road capabilities that can tow up to 7,900 lbs

    Because 1996 Ford Ranger could not handle my ditch witch. The ditch witch weighs nearly 7,000 lbs I use it on the job site. Using the 2590 is too big for small jobs.

    The funny thing is the magnetic Grey is the greenish Grey truck. The raptor is exactly what I asked for because it tows up to 8,000 lbs it is 4×4 with a 6 cylinder motor. I am hoping it has the 6 foot bed.


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