Ford Three months ago, the company unveiled the new Ranger that it manufactures in the country. It is a global product with a wide range of engines, including a V6 version, which has just been expanded with the announcement of a new hybrid version.
This is an electrified variant with a Plug-in hybrid system (Plug-in), which combines the operation of an internal combustion engine with an electric drive and can store the energy necessary to move purely electrically over more than 45 kilometers.
Production of the first plug-in hybrid Ranger will begin in late 2024 and will be delivered to customers in early 2025. For now, the brand has not specified where this variant will be produced and in which markets it will be intended for.
It is excluded that European countries will be the first to receive it, since that is where the information comes from and it is generally the continent that most restricts the movement of internal combustion vehicles in certain sectors of some urban centers.
There is currently no announcement for the Ford plant in General Pachecho or for the Argentine market. However, it should be noted that this is technically a global project. The Buenos Aires factory would be able to carry out such a project if one decided to produce it locally.
With this announcement, Ford finally gains ground on Toyota, the brand that dominates the hybrid market worldwide, by launching a hybrid midsize truck for the first time.
The new Ford Ranger Hybrid Plug-In will initially be sold in Europe.
The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid offers more torque than any other Ranger combine a 2.3-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine with an electric motor and a rechargeable high voltage battery system. No strength or performance data has been reported at this time.
The hint that Ford has given is the autonomy that the car can only achieve with electricity: that will be it 45 kilometers, since it is possible to connect it to a charger or a conventional socket and store energy in its battery. This is particularly convenient for those who take short daily trips or travel through cities with low-emission zones, which is becoming increasingly common in Europe.
Unlike a traditional hybrid, where everything generally happens automatically, the new version of this pickup will feature driving modes that give customers more flexibility in deciding how and when they want to use the battery’s motive power.
With the Ford Ranger Hybrid Plug-In you can power tools or household appliances.
Even though the hybrid system is present, Ford clarifies that the Ranger plug-in hybrid’s maximum braked towing capacity is 3,500 kilograms, the same as the rest of this pickup’s range.
The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will also offer the Pro Power Onboard system, enabling customers Operate your tools and equipment E.g. on a construction site or at a remote campsite, by connecting them to sockets integrated into both the truck bed and the cabin.
Previously, this convenient system was only available on the brand’s F-Series, the largest truck range Ford sells worldwide.