The first update of the new truck in the market is coming very soon. Let’s get this straight – Ranger is a new model, although US truckers are familiar with it. After the break, the nameplate arrived totally different than before. Now, we go straight to the point. Launched as the 2019 year model, what could the 2020 Ford Ranger change? Cosmetically, nothing. Under the hood – a lot of things.
As soon as the Ranger returned, the rumors continued to swirl. This pickup is not going to offer only a four-cylinder engine. That is for sure. It is just a matter of time when the next unit will take the position in the lineup. Our bets are on a V6 powertrain. Well, don’t give up from this article yet, since there are some indications that diesel engine can be also on the way. We will see the F-150 diesel first, though.
2020 Ford Ranger V6 Specs
The new 2020 Ford Ranger could borrow the alternative engine from its bigger sibling. It seems like a reasonable decision for the Blue Oval company. In this case, the Ranger would get a new 3.3-liter unit that is capable to produce 290 hp and 265 lb-ft of torque. Well, a new 10-speed auto transmission could come in pair with it, instead of a six-pace gearbox used by the bigger rig. With it, the F-150 can tow 7,500 pounds. We will see if this engine can make the same hauling capability for a smaller truck. The size could be the problem here since we are not sure how 2020 Ranger can take larger displacement. But, Ford will figure out something.
2020 Ford Ranger Diesel
Besides the V6, right after the premiere of the new Ranger, some experts started bidding when will the diesel model appear. Well, the mid-size truck needs to be competitive with rivals. Chevy Colorado is the one to catch up with. GM’s pickup can tow up to 7,700 pounds and it is a class-leader in this segment. Ford has to respond, and one of the options is a 2.0-liter Euro-spec diesel unit. An EcoBlue engine is capable to produce 210 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. That is 30 hp more than Colorado pickup. Still, the towing capacity for the Euro-spec model is only 5,500 pounds. Engineers will revisit this engine before they place it under the hood of the 2020 Ford Ranger Diesel.
2020 Ford Ranger Raptor
This one might be the most unlikely rumor of all. Well, we would like to see the 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor, but it is not happening so soon. The next update could bring this off-road performance-oriented model, but the edition for the next season, nope. Australian and European buyers can already purchase it. But, Ranger is there for years now, and in the US it is still fresh. Ford will add an option by option, and the Raptor is not at top of the priority list.
2020 Ford Ranger Release Date
The truckmaker is not going to rush with the premiere of the new pickup. The current version is still fresh, and the company is gathering first feedbacks. Small updates will be done, but nothing that will change the look of the 2020 Ford Ranger compared to its predecessor. So, by the next spring we will see the new truck, and meanwhile, we hope that Ford will make more details official.