The 2024 Ford Ranger will almost certainly be available at U.S. dealerships by the end of next year, although it’s existence isn’t a mystery at all. As Ford Authority previously reported, the next-generation midsize pickup is currently in the first stages of its global rollout, with Australia being one of the first countries to receive the truck. That said, at least one camouflaged example has been caught with a longer bed in SuperCrew configuration boasting North American power outlets. Now, our photographers captured a similar truck strutting its stuff – but this time the pickup in question was testing in the United States.
If The Blue Oval decides to offer the 2024 Ford Ranger SuperCrew with a long bed option in the United States, it would be a big deal, as the current model can only be ordered with a six foot bed in regular or SuperCab configurations. In any event, not much else is known about the North American version, aside from the fact that it is definitely scheduled to arrive sometime in 2023. Ford CEO Jim Farley confirmed that timeframe soon after the Ranger Raptor debuted. As Ford Authority previously reported, the Michigan Assembly plant is expected to switch over to manufacturing the next-generation model next spring, and is slated to receive a cash infusion for the upgrades necessary for its production. Before switching over to produce the redesigned truck, the plant will produce a presumably truncated run of 2023 model year pickups, which will represent the final year for the current generation model.
The 2024 Ford Ranger will be part of an expected eight year run for the next generation pickup. While powertrain details are unknown, North American pickups will most likely launch with the same Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost as the current model, with the Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost being standard on the Ranger Raptor. Sync 4 will likely become the standard infotainment setup, as global variants feature the tech, albeit with two different screen sizes, depending on the model. Additionally the next-generation model is expected to boast DIY-friendly features.