If we can rely on the latest reports, it looks like the Blue Oval company is seriously considering the revive this nameplate. Older generations definitely remember this interesting car, which was designed in some kind of a coupe/ute manner. These types of vehicles were pretty popular in the past, but faded away in past decades. These days, the interest for pickups is getting bigger, especially in a kind of a unibody sub-segment, led by Ridgeline. Of course, the 2020 Ford Ranchero won’t have too much in common with the excellent Honda Truck. It will rather come closer to the ground, in a manner of typical Australian coupe/utility vehicles, closer to the ground, with sporty performances.
2020 Ford Ranchero Design
At this point, the 2020 Ford Ranchero is just a theory, so take the following paragraphs with a big reserve. The new model is expected to stick to its traditional layout. Therefore, count on a couple of seats and a cargo bed, while the overall design will be closer to a coupe than to a typical pickup truck. Of course, the most important thing about the design is the platform. We believe that the new 2020 Ford Ranchero would use the company’s new RWD platform, which debuted with the new Explorer.
It seems like a perfect architecture for a vehicle like this, especially if we consider that the Ranchero will probably belong to a mid-size segment. Therefore, it should also share a lot of parts with the next-generation Mustang. Of course, this mainly refers to mechanics. We have no doubt that the company will tend to keeps its most iconic model as exclusive as possible.
Therefore, the new 2020 Ford Ranchero should be fitted to the company’s new design language. Considering that it will resemble a truck for a bit, we could easily see a front face that is similar to the new Explorer. Still, take this with a big reserve.
On the inside, we should see a typical coupe/ute design. That means a single row of seats, though there is a chance to see some kind of a bench, with capacity for three passengers. In any case, we expect that the cabin will come in Ford’s typical manner, with a familiar dashboard look and quality materials. Of course, we also count on a full load of the latest tech goodies, both in terms of the infotainment system and advanced safety systems. This would include a new digital instrument cluster, which measures impressive 12.3 inches.
2020 Ford Ranchero Engines
We definitely don’t expect surprises in this aspect. The new 2020 Ford Ranchero should stick to the company’s proven EcoBoost units. Most likely, we will see the same powertrain lineup as in the new Explorer. That would mean a familiar 2.3-liter turbo-four unit for base models. This one is good for about 300 horsepower and 310 pound-feet of torque.
Higher trims should come with a bigger 3.5-liter V6, which is good for about 365 horses and ensures pretty amazing performances. Speaking of performances, don’t be surprised if the company offers some hi-performance version, equipped with eight cylinders.
All engines should come paired with a new 10-speed automatic gearbox.
2020 Ford Ranchero Release Date and Price
The 2020 Ford Ranchero is just a rumor at the moment and we are still waiting to hear something from the officials. However, some reports suggest that the new model could come already in the next year. If it arrives, base versions will probably go around 30.000 dollars. Currently, there are no such vehicles on the market. However, that doesn’t mean there are no potential rivals for the future, especially if we consider that the revival of another famous coupe/ute has been rumored. Of course, we are talking about the biggest rival, Chevy El Camino.