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Ford Ranger To Utilize T6 Platform Into Next Decade: Report

Big changes are on the horizon for the long-running Ford Ranger, even though the all-new, next-generation version of the mid-size pickup just launched in select international markets last year, with a U.S. launch set to follow this year. As Ford Authority reported last month, an all-electric version of the Ford Ranger is likely coming before 2030, and like all of The Blue Oval’s future and second-generation EVs, it will ride on its own dedicated platform. However, the ICE Ford Ranger will reportedly continue to ride on the Ford T6 platform into the next decade, according to the latest product roadmap from AutoForecast Solutions.

That roadmap indicates that the new Ranger is set to enter production at the Michigan Assembly plant on May 1st, 2023, and will remain in production there through July 27th, 2029. However, the next generation of the mid-size pickup will follow it on August 1st, 2029, and will reportedly continue being produced through July 31st, 2037 – but perhaps more importantly, it will do so on the same T6 platform that underpins the current model, as well as the Ford Bronco.

As Ford Authority previously reported, the next-generation Ford Bronco is expected to enter production at the Michigan Assembly plant in November 2029 for the 2030 model year, and it will also continue to ride on the T6 platform as well. This timeline also means that the ICE-powered Ford Bronco will be sold alongside the all-electric version of the off-road-focused SUV, which is also expected to launch in 2029, entering production on November 1st of that year and running through November 26th, 2036.

However, the Bronco and Ranger EVs are slated to be produced at the under-construction BlueOval City complex in Tennessee – not alongside their gas-powered brethren in Michigan. Both new EV models will also ride on Ford’s new TE1 platform, dedicated EV underpinnings that those vehicles will share with a variety of other future pickup, utility, and van models.

We’ll have more on the Ranger soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for the latest Ford Ranger news and ongoing 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. Jason

    Wouldn’t say I “loved” the new design over the most recent, but it was definitely an upgrade. But now that the new-look GM midsize sisters have been revealed, the new-look Ranger looks underwhelming in comparison.

  2. cw

    may 1 for the new 2024. The 2023 Ranger I ordered has a build date of 1st week February after they bumped it from last week January. I wonder if I will get it or get or get pushed to the next year like some of the maverick orders. seems to be cutting it close.

    1. RWFA

      Seems a little unrealistic that at this point a Feb 1 scheduled build could ever be bumped to the next model year.

      I think you deserve to set yourself some more optimistic expectations.


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