New 2023 Ford Ranger spied in US

ByUnsealed 4X4January 13, 2021
New 2023 Ford Ranger spied in US

The new 2023 Ford Ranger has been caught on camera in the US undergoing testing.

US-based website Ford Authority has published spy shots of a next-gen 2023 Ford Ranger prototype undergoing road testing in the States.

Although the vehicle in the images is heavily camouflaged, the shape of the new front-end can be clearly seen and it looks as though it will mimic the new F-150’s styling to some degree, with a new C-shaped headlight design also revealed on the upcoming US-market Ford Maverick (pictured below).





Ford Maverick Spy Shot

Ranger’s front-end could have similar styling to Ford Maverick…

Ford F 150

… which will likely mimic the front-end of the current 2021 Ford F-150.

Interestingly, the rest of the Ranger prototype appears to look quite similar in overall shape to the current-generation Ranger, with a familiar-looking profile and upper turret design.

2023 Ford Ranger 3

2023 Ford Ranger 1

Although driveline details are yet to be confirmed, it’s possible that the next-gen Ranger, which will also form the basis for the next-gen Volkswagen Amarok, will be powered by Ford’s 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel engine, which also serves in the Ford F-150. This engine makes around 186kW at 3250rpm and almost 600Nm of torque – a more than significant increase on the current-generation Ranger 2.0L four-cylinder twin-turbo-diesel’s 150kW/500Nm output.

Ford 3.0l V6

The Ford 3.0L V6 diesel makes a claimed 186kW/600Nm.

The 3.0L V6 is commonly mated to Ford’s 10-speed auto, which is the same transmission used on the current Aussie-market 2.0L Ranger. It’s unlikely the next-gen Ranger will have a manual gearbox option, or that the 3.2-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder engine will survive beyond the current model.

It’s expected the the new MY23 Ranger will go on sale towards the end of 2022 in Australia.