Despite that the mid-size pickup truck has been reintroduced to the North American market just recently, it looks like we are about to see a complete redesign soon. Simply, the current generation may be new in North America, but it is actually a pickup truck that dates from 2011. It started to show its age and that is not good, considering that the competition is getting tougher these days. Therefore, a 2021 Ford Ranger redesign sounds logical. At this point, we are still waiting for the official confirmation but numerous reputable websites, including Whichcar and CarBuzz, suggest this redesign.
It would happen in about a year or two and it looks that the Australian department will once again be in charge. This overhaul will bring lots of novelties, including some new, more powerful engine options and plenty of other design solutions.
2021 Ford Ranger Redesign
A lot of changes are expected from this redesign. At this point, we can only speculate and rely on rumors. According to most reports, the new generation won’t get a completely new platform. This will rather be an evolution of the current T6 platform. Of course, we count on significant upgrades. We presume that a lot of new technologies and styling solutions would be taken from the flagship F-150. This particularly refers to the use of lightweight materials, such as aluminum and HSS. The new model should be lighter and more efficient, while improved hauling and towing capabilities seem like a natural thing.
When it comes to the exterior design, we don’t expect radical changes. First of all, we expect similar dimensions and overall proportions. The 2021 Ford Ranger redesign may bring a couple of inches in wheelbase, but the overall size won’t drastically change. When it comes to the styling, there are some rendering photos on the network, but such a styling approach doesn’t like very likely in our opinion.
The new model will probably feature evolutionary changes only, while the front end should take a lot of inspiration from the F-150. Some reports suggest that the 2021 Ford Ranger Australia could feature a little bit of distinctive styling, but that doesn’t seem very likely.
The Ford Ranger 2021 model will also come with novelties on the inside. At this point, we don’t know anything about the new interior, but we may presume that a lot of changes are about to come. The current model doesn’t look particularly attractive from the inside. It is a typical working machine, but times are changing. These days, even pickups tend to have upscale cabins, full of quality materials and tech features. Therefore, we have no reason to believe that the 2021 Ford Ranger will go in a different direction.
2021 Ford Ranger Engines
This is where we expect a lot of novelties for the next year. The 2021 Ford Ranger engine lineup should consist of many more engines. The current model in North America is available only with a 2.3-liter turbo-four EcoBoost unit. It is good for about 270 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque. The engine is pretty efficiency and ensures pretty good performances and towing capabilities. Still, we expect more from a model that tends to be a class leader.
Therefore, most reports suggest that the new model will also be available with a bigger, 2.7-liter turbo V6 engine, the same one that is available in the F-150. This unit delivers around 325 horsepower and 400 pound-feet of torque, which are numbers that should take this truck to the completely next level in terms of performances and capabilities.
Some reports suggest that the V6 engine will be reserved for the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor. Considering that the hi-performance off-roader is expected to finally come to North America.
When it comes to diesel models, things are still unclear. In Australia, the current model comes with two turbodiesel units in the offer. Those are familiar 2.0- and 3.2-liter units and it is still unclear whether one of these two is going to carry on, or both of them are going to be replaced. In any case, there is a new engine to come. Of course, we are talking about a new 3.0-liter V6, which already powers the F-150. This unit is good for about 250 horsepower and 440 pound-feet of torque.
At this point, it is still unclear will diesel versions be available in Australia only, or we are about to see them in North America as well.
2021 Ford Ranger Release Date and Price
We are still waiting to hear something from the officials on this matter but most reports suggest that the new generation will come in about two years. Therefore, there is a big chance to see is as a 2022-year model. In any case, we presume that the price won’t be much higher compared to the current model, which starts at around 24.000 dollars. When it comes to the 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor price, we believe this model will cost a little bit over 40.000 dollars.