Sat. Sep 23rd, 2023
    Ford Unveils Plug-In Hybrid Ranger with On-Board Generator and Electric Range

    Ford has introduced the Ford Ranger plug-in hybrid in Australia, offering similar towing and payload capacity to the non-hybrid model. The plug-in hybrid version comes with an on-board generator and provides over 25 miles of electric range. However, it is important to note that Ford currently has no plans to sell the Ranger PHEV in the United States, as it is intended for global markets only.

    Details about the hybrid system are currently vague, but it is known to consist of a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, an electric motor, and a battery pack. Ford is promising that the plug-in hybrid model will have more torque than any other Ranger in its overseas lineup. However, specific figures have not yet been provided. The PHEV will also offer an electric-only range of up to 27 miles.

    In terms of capabilities, the Ranger PHEV will be able to tow about 7,700 pounds and offer four-wheel drive. It will also include the Pro Power Onboard feature, allowing users to power tools, toys, and appliances in remote locations.

    Visually, the plug-in hybrid version of the Ranger will have subtle differences from the non-electrified model. Ford designers have chosen not to use distinct green or blue trim often associated with electrified vehicles. The main design cue specific to the powertrain is an additional flap on the side of the cargo box.

    While photos of the interior have not been released, it is expected to feature hybrid-specific menus and graphics in the instrument cluster. The Ranger PHEV is set to arrive at Ford dealerships in select overseas markets starting in 2025, with more details anticipated to be revealed in the coming months.

    – Autoblog