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Ford Ranger Production Still Severely Constrained In August

Production of the all-new, redesigned 2024 Ford Ranger was originally slated to begin at the Michigan Assembly plant late last month, but was later delayed by one week. Since then, customer build dates continue to get pushed back due to supply chain constraints, according to FoMoCo. As Ford Authority reported last month, Ford Ranger production plummeted in July as well, with just 151 units coming off the assembly line which is a whopping 5,221 units or 97 percent less than the 5,372 that it produced in June. Now, according to Ford’s August sales report, things didn’t improve much last month, either.

In August, a grand total of 259 Ford Ranger pickups were built at MAP, which is an increase of 108 units, or around 72 percent – an improvement for sure, but not much of one, while the mid-size pickup now stands at 28,885 units produced, year to date. At the same time, production of the Ford Bronco – which is also built at the same plant – increased from 8,507 units up to 14,771, which is a gain of 6,264 SUVs, or 74 percent.

Thus far, most 2024 Ranger order holders are opting for one of a few select configurations – the Ranger XL STX with four-wheel-drive finished in Oxford White, the Ranger XLT Sport 4WD with the tow package in Cactus Gray, and the Ranger Lariat Sport 4WD with the tow package. A total of 80 percent of Ranger customers are opting for 4WD, in fact, while 70 percent are going for the tow hitch, and 20 percent for the FX4 Off-Road Package. For the Ranger Raptor, 40 percent are spec’ing the optional beadlock-capable wheels, while the most popular colors are Shelter Green Metallic and Shadow Black.

The 2024 Ranger is vastly different than its predecessor in virtually every way, save for its carryover T6 platform and base Ford 2.3L I-4 EcoBoost powerplant – though the more powerful 2.7L V6 EcoBoost was also added as a late availability option. Otherwise, the new Ranger gets fresh exterior styling, a completely new cabin, a standard 8-inch digital instrument cluster or optional 12.4-inch unit, a standard 10.1-inch or available 12-inch center infotainment screen, and Sync 4 – although it costs a bit more than its predecessor, too.

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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  1. CrabbyMilton

    That’s ok. It’ll at least delay the latest FORD recalls. 🙂

  2. Michael K

    I’m not sure Ranger has ever had a consistent production run, it’s like they really don’t want it.

  3. Chuck

    Really getting tired of “supply chain constraints”! Maybe they should find other suppliers?

  4. Confused

    That’s really bad that I ordered a ranger in November of 2022 and it took 8 months to get . I purchased a other vehicle instead and another family member took the ranger that I ordered instead of having to wait for a year to get one . Ford encourages you to order yet can not produce in a timely manner.
    Yet they make BILLIONS in profits.

  5. Charles P.

    Looking like the UAW strike will slow Ranger delivery even more. I ordered my Lariat in May and the way it’s going it may be next year before I get it. Oh well…..


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