The Ford Ranger is well on its way to establishing a leadership position in the midsize pickup space, both domestically and abroad. Even though the current T6 platform Ranger has been around since 2011 in international markets and since 2018 in the U.S. of A, the current truck has plenty of life remaining. And now, Ford Authority has learned several actual details about the upcoming Ranger Tremor variant.
The Ford Ranger Tremor will take the Tremor off-road formula established by the F-Series Super Duty Tremor, and apply it to the midsize pickup truck to slot above and be more capable than the available FX4 package. Upgrades will consist of various features that will make the Ranger more capable on rough terrain.
Sources familiar with the product tell Ford Authority that the Ranger Tremor will feature a unique set of wheels wrapped in a set of BF Goodrich All-Terrain rubber.
The body will utilize the same front and rear ends as the existing Ranger, though there might be a unique air dam treatment that will enable higher approach angles. The cab will feature a set of unique tubular, high-clearance running boards for the front and rear passengers. Tremor script graphics will adorn the sides of the box.
As of this writing, things are bit murky as it relates to the suspension of the upcoming Ranger Tremor. It’s possible that the suspenders will be fortified in some way, potentially with larger shocks. What we do know for sure is that the Ranger Tremor will have a very healthy amount of ground clearance.
Under the hood, the Ford Ranger Tremor will be powered by the same turbocharged 2.3L EcoBoost I-4 engine and 10-speed automatic transmission as all current Ranger models sold in North America.
The Ranger Tremor will be offered as a package (not a trim level) on at least the Lariat and XLT trim levels, with the goal of bridging the relatively wide gap between the various light-duty off-road packages like FX4 (offered in North America), Wildtrak (sold in Australia, New Zealand) and Storm (sold in South America) as well as the range-topping Raptor (available exclusively in select international markets). That said, the Tremor package will likely be offered exclusively in North America market.
Update: we just caught the a prototype Ranger with the Tremor package undergoing testing. Check out the spy photos here.