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Ford Ranger Engine Production Begins In Argentina

Production of the all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger began the Pacheco Assembly plant in Argentina back in June 2023, but the pickup itself wasn’t the only new addition planned for that particular facility. In fact, following a rather large investment in the Pacheco plant, it was also slated to begin building engines for the new Ford Ranger in the near future as well. Now, that process has officially begun, the automaker has announced.

Ford Ranger Engine Production Begins At Pacheco Assembly Plant South America

Production of the turbocharged 3.0L V6 Power Stroke diesel engine destined for the new Ford Ranger at the Struandale Engine plant in South Africa – along with the 2.0L single- and bi-turbo diesel powerplants – have been in production for some time now, but following an $80 million dollar infusion of cash into the Pacheco plant, it is now building both the 3.0L V6 Power Stroke and 2.0L four-cylinder diesel as well.

This is just the latest phase in what is a massive transformation for the Pacheco plant, a facility that builds and exports the pickup to other markets in addition to South America. The Ranger originally entered production at the Pacheco plant back in 1996 in two-wheel drive, regular cab configuration. Since then, Ranger production has expanded greatly at that facility, and currently consists of around 16 different variants, supplying roughly 70 percent of the total Latin American market for the mid-size pickup. Back on October 2022, Pacheco built its one-millionth Ranger pickup, in fact.

Ford Ranger Engine Production Begins At Pacheco Assembly Plant South America

Since launching some time ago, the all-new Ford Ranger has racked up its fair share of accolades across the globe, including Best Pickup honors in the 2024 Parkers Van and Pickup Awards, the 2024 International Pickup Award (IPUA), Best Commercial Vehicle in the 2024 PIA Awards, and 2024 Car of the Year in Argentina by the PREMIA Group.

We’ll have more on the Ranger and the Pacheco plant soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Ranger news and around-the-clock 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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