Despite the fact that the new version of the famous truck is set to come as a next-year model, there are already reports about 2020 Ford Ranger, which will represent the model’s second year of production.
As you may know, everything is ready for a big comeback of a model that was originally in production between 1983 and 2011. After 28 years of production, the company decided to discontinue this model in North America. The nameplate remained active only in Australia. However, the things are quickly changing in these days, so a mid-size truck segment is becoming popular once again.
The new Colorado has been on streets for some time already, while Ram also works on its mid-size truck. The new generation from Ford is also ready and it will come as a 2019-year model. Still, there are already some novelties in plans for the 2020 Ranger, such as new performance version.
2020 Ford Ranger redesign
Speaking of the design in general, the 2020 Ford Ranger will represent the second year model of the upcoming new generation. This is a clear indicator that there is no need for some changes so soon.
This version will feature all those characteristics that will debut in the 2019 model. This means a completely new architecture, which will later be also applied on the new Bronco. There are many design solutions borrowed from the bigger F-150. The new truck will also utilize a huge percentage of lightweight materials in its construction. Expect a similar aluminum and HSS combination, just in a smaller package.
Besides design solutions, the 2020 Ford Ranger will also borrow many styling details from the iconic full-size truck. Expect similar shape as well as pretty much the same front end, just in a smaller package. The interior will be completely new for this generation.
2020 Ford Ranger engines
So far, we know that the new 2020 Ford Ranger will certainly feature a new 2.3-liter EcoBoost unit, which debuted a few years ago in new Mustang. This engine features great efficiency. Despite the pretty modest size, this inline-four engine is capable to deliver more than 300 horsepower.
For this occasion, we are pretty sure that the new truck will feature engine’s version with 285 horsepower and 305 pound-feet of torque. Of course, the engine offer will include some other engines for sure.
Expect some of the V6 units in the offer as optional, but also a diesel engine in the offer. Still, we don’t have official information about engines, so we will have to wait for some time to get exact details of the new 2020 Ford Ranger’s powertrain.
When it comes to transmission, the new truck will feature company’s new 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2020 Ford Ranger Raptor
The biggest novelty for the 2020 Ford Ranger will most likely be its hi-performance version, known as Raptor. We already know how F-150 Raptor is different compared to base models, so we could expect something similar for this time. This means several chassis modifications. The new version should come with a new suspension, brakes, tires and other parts designed for especially for an off-road drive. Besides mechanical changes, we should see various visual tweaks which will emphasize truck’s off-road character. Expect things like new bumpers, grille, wheels and various other details.
Finally, the 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor should get a new more powerful engine. Most likely, it will be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost unit, with around 325 horsepower and 375 pound-feet of torque.
2020 Ford Ranger release date
Since this will be the second year of production, we expect to see 2020 Ford Ranger somewhere in late 2019. Still, some earlier arrival is possible, considering the new Raptor version.