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2023 Ford Ranger Production Still Far Behind Bronco At MAP

The all-new, next-generation 2024 Ford Ranger for North America was just revealed this past week, ushering in an entirely new era for the mid-size pickup that also includes the debut of the Ranger Raptor in the U.S. for the very first time. However, before production of this new model begins at the Michigan Assembly plant, 2023 Ford Ranger production must first wrap up. According to the the automaker’s latest sales report, that process seems to be well underway, as 2023 Ford Ranger production lagged far behind the Ford Bronco last month.

Ford built a total of 3,856 2023 Ranger pickups last month, which is just far less than half the number of Broncos – 10,346 – that rolled off the assembly line during that same period of time. So far this year, Ford has built a grand total of 17,462 Ranger pickups versus 46,742 Bronco SUVs, which isn’t a surprise given the fact that demand for the latter model remains quite high, while the former is winding down before MAP switches over to 2024 production.

After they were initially closed to new customers, 2023 Ford Bronco order banks opened up to everyone back in late March, though the popular SUV remains riddled with supply constraints affecting numerous configurations and options. Meanwhile, 2023 Ranger order banks are already closed, while 2024 order banks are set to open on May 26th, as Ford Authority reported last week. Production of the brand new model is expected to begin on August 7th, which is in line with FoMoCo’s estimate of “late summer.”

Those interested in ordering a 2024 Ford Ranger will have quite a few things to look forward to, including more bed space, increased ground clearance, and improved ride and handling, as well as a new engine option – the twin-turbocharged Ford 2.7L V6 EcoBoost, which generates 315 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque in this guise.

We’ll have more on the 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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