The New 2023 Electric Hybrid Ford Ranger – Where Ford is Headed
At Swiss Vans, we want to continue to provide you with the information you need to know about all kinds of hybrid and electric vehicles, charging stations, and UK government policies and available grants. We are excited about the forward movement to all-electric vehicles to help protect our environment. With so many topics to discuss in this area, today our focus is on a new version of a popular pickup truck.
Ford has some exciting things to show us in their 2023 Ford Ranger hybrid model. This article highlights what we know about this new model coming to the UK in 2023.
Headquartered in Michigan, USA, Ford was founded by Henry Ford in 1903. It is still one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. Still family owned, William Clay Ford, Jr. runs the company in his role of executive chairman. Known for long-term innovation, Henry Ford and Thomas Edison worked together in the early days to innovate on parts and new technologies for the early Ford vehicles.
From the earliest of automobile designs to today’s most innovative technologies, Ford continues to manufacture some of the top cars and trucks in the world. Based on what we are seeing, the new Ford Ranger coming out in 2023 will not disappoint.
What is Ford Promising us in this new Hybrid Truck?
This mid-size pickup truck has been a popular choice for a long time. With the hybrid model coming soon, it will certainly keep its status in the market. What is said to be called the Ford Ranger Raptor, this new plugin model will produce around 362 horsepower. While not yet fully electric like other Ford vehicles, Ford is on the journey to producing this Ranger model as an all-electric version over time. Still early in the process, Ford seems to be looking to their customer base to understand their priorities and needs in their journey to all-electric.
What is Ford’s Journey to All-Electric with the New Ford Ranger?
This hybrid Ford Ranger truck coming in 2023 is the beginning of the journey to more electric trucks and vehicles for this Ford model. This plugin-hybrid model is a starting point that Ford can easily springboard from. They thought ahead in building an innovative platform that allows for incremental upgrades to get to a full electric version of the Ford Ranger over time without rebuilding the platform.
The New Design
Making a substantial change, this 2023 Ford Ranger was designed and engineered in Australia. With a more block-like look, it brings the more rounded look of earlier models to look more like other mid-size pickup trucks. This modern design will come in 2 body styles that are said to be a few inches longer and wider than previous models. Ford is not yet releasing the full specifications, but they are looking to release a better-balanced model that will work to provide a great journey for those using the truck for work and those using it for personal use.
From the side view, it sounds like the new Ranger will look like the earlier version but with a more modern look on the doors and the full body. The headlights and taillights are available in either halogen or LED. With other remote monitoring options like remote start, lock and unlock, and other connected features available on the app, there is a lot to look forward to in this new model.
Expected Interior Upgrades
Ford seems to be focused on some big improvements on the interior of the new Ford Ranger model. This new modern looking pickup truck uses advanced technologies like a touch screen mounted on the dashboard to manage entertainment and cabin and drive features. It sounds like there will be a lot packed into this new touch screen including the off-road options and modes. The touch screen will be available in 2 sizes.
Other upgrades include a larger center console, more space in the door storage area, a larger upper glove box, and more storage in the bins located under the back seats. There are also some technology upgrades expected, like a 360-degree camera and a wireless phone charging station.
Expected Driving and Vehicle Upgrades
This new model will have improved performance, road handling, durability, and overall efficiency. The upgraded chassis, longer wheelbase, and wider track allows for more space for the driver, passengers, and the cargo. The longer wheelbase not only gives you more space, but it also sets you up for a better off-road driving experience. Dual recovery hooks located in the front bumper, makes recovering from off-road challenges a lot easier. You can go off-road without worry in this new model.
Where Ford is Headed
While Ford is not going completely all-electric out of the gate on this model, they are clearly moving in that direction. They plan to listen to customer needs and prioritize what they invest in based on those needs. With over 100 years of experience, Ford can move fast here to address these customer needs quickly.
The upgraded platform was designed to allow for the future of electrification. This was a smart move as it allows Ford to add more electric options over time and as the demand increases. They will continue to see the gas and diesel vehicles for the time being to support those customers who are not ready to move to electric vehicles.
There is so much happening in the electric vehicle space here in the UK and all around the world. Whether it be groundbreaking innovation in electric vehicle design, updates in UK government support and grants, new innovative ways to make electric vehicle charging more accessible, or just some very cool new features, we can help keep you informed.
There are plenty of things to discuss and we at Swiss Vans will continue to bring you the highlights and breaking news. If you have any questions about the new hybrid Ford Ranger pickup or any other popular models, don’t hesitate to contact us.
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