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North American 2024 Ford Ranger Spotted Without Camo

While the next-generation Ford Ranger is already on sale in select international markets, the all-new mid-size pickup has yet to launch in the U.S. – though that is set to happen this year for the 2024 model year, as Ford Authority previously reported. In the meantime, Ford Authority has spotted a couple of 2024 Ford Ranger prototypes testing in America, including a SuperCrew and a model wearing a long bed. But while both of those models were wearing heavy camo, this newly-spotted 2024 Ford Ranger is completely uncovered, giving us our best look yet at the North American version of the new pickup.

It’s worth noting, right off the bat, that this 2024 Ford Ranger looks very much like its international counterpart, which is to be expected, given the fact that the prior-gen model features similar styling, regardless of where it’s sold. The one big tell-tale sign that this is, in fact, a North American Ranger, however, is the truck’s side marker indicators, which are not required in other markets. Otherwise, this Ranger appears to be a Lariat-based model given its body-color door handles, the chrome portion present on the side badges in front of the doors, and the wheels, which appear to be the same exact ones that come standard on the 2023 Ranger Lariat.

Otherwise, it’s pretty difficult to distinguish this North American 2024 Ranger from its international brethren, as it sports the same edgier styling and C-clamp headlight treatment. Inside the cabin, the next-gen Ranger features a standard 10.1-inch or optional 12-inch infotainment screen, Sync 4 (rather than Sync 3, as is the case with the current model), and a digital instrument cluster. In other parts of the world, the Ranger has also ditched its traditional owner’s manual for a digital version.

The new Ranger continues to ride on the Ford T6 platform shared with the sixth-generation Ford Bronco – though it has received some updates. It’s unclear what engines might be available in the 2024 Ford Ranger at this time, but it’s likely that the new pickup will retain the turbocharged Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost as its base powerplant.

Meanwhile, the high-performance Ford Ranger Raptor will also be making its debut in the U.S. this year as well, most likely getting the more powerful Australian version of the twin-turbocharged Ford 3.0L V6 EcoBoost engine, which produces 392 horsepower and 430 pound-feet of torque, while the European variant makes substantially less – 284 horsepower and 362 pound-feet. As Ford Authority reported back in September 2021, the 2024 Ford Ranger is expected to enter production at the Ford Michigan Assembly Plant in May of 2023.

We’ll have more on the 2024 Ford Ranger soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more 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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Comments

  1. Tim

    The box does not look like it belongs to that truck. Not really impressed with the redesign.

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    1. GWayne

      Yeah the two tone box and rear bumper look out of place. Not crazy about Ford’s current design language either. Luckily it doesn’t look as bad as the super duty.

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    2. Rusty

      I think what really messes the look up is that they left the cab the same as the outgoing. This seems like a mild refresh then all new. I still like the Maverick design language more.

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    3. Nate

      Glad to see someone else say that. It was my first thought. It’s like the box off a different truck.

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  2. Random

    Gross, it still has the goofy looking knuckle bandage / bra global front bumper. Was really hoping for a split bumper like the Raptor or prior gen US spec. Also, where are the bed steps? I hope they aren’t dropping it for the US version or making it an option. The two tone without the steps is goofy looking too.

    They nailed the Raptor. Big miss on this one for me. I can’t believe I’m writing this but the Colorado looks a lot more compelling now.

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  3. Richard Rassh

    Looks better with camo

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  4. JBeem

    The new Ranger is off my list. The new GMC/Chevy twins look modern and amazing compared to this Ranger. Now just waiting to see the new Tacoma so I can decide which new midsize I’ll get. Leaning Frontier because no turbo 4 banger..

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    1. Kevin James

      It’s all very subjective, but I like what Ford has done with the new Ranger.
      It looks like an American truck.

      Both of GM’s midsize offerings, in my view, look overwrought…too “busy”.
      Very much in the same design direction of many of the Asian manufacturers. Honda seems to be the only Asian automobile company which produces consistently “clean” designs.
      All the others throw-in way too many flourishes, nostrils, body creases, and (some) really over-the-top lighting configurations. They just can’t seem to help themselves in their attempts to stand-out.
      Unfortunately, GM’s Truck designers are fanboys of this school as well.
      Their new offerings are repulsive.
      I have seen the new Tacoma, and it’s hideous too.

      Chrysler and Ford are getting it right.

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  5. Ross

    They look great in person, I can’t wait to get mine

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  6. Drew Ford Retiree

    Did they run out of white paint when they got to the lower rear?

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  7. blksn8k

    A lot of things about this particular truck that make me wonder if this is still just a prototype and not the finished product. For example, in 2019 Ford made a big deal out of the fact that the North American Ranger had a “proper” steel front bumper as opposed to a plastic cover. Yet this truck obviously does not. I also doubt the bed step available in other markets would not be available here which might sort of explain the goofy blacked out area. Or, it could just be that this is how the Lariat will look and other models will get those more truck like features.

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  8. hot toddy

    like being married to an ugly woman. Eventually you get used to seeing her around

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    1. Kevin James

      …best comment of the day!

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  9. cj

    I like it better than last bodystyle…at least they got rid of the extra large rear tail lights…..

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  10. Jason

    Pales in comparison to the styling and looks of the new GM twins.

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  11. David Milewski

    If only they would remove that atrocious chrome bar from the grill it would look like a normal truck, which would be great. Why does Ford think its longtime customers have any interest in this bizarre new ‘design language’? I pray there’s some way to take it off because otherwise this is a compelling truck. Please Ford, its not too late.

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    1. Nate

      It would look better without it. I’m guess at best you can buy a cheap version where that bar is ugly black plastic instead.

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  12. John C

    Ford designers are the worst in the automotive industry.
    Boring as f**k, god it makes me sick.

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