The upcoming 2023 Ford Ranchero has been rumored, and its return is expected early next year. The next Ranchero, like the previously released Ford Maverick, will be small and compact, but it should have a fairly large cabin.
Ranchero was a coupe pickup built by Ford until 1979. The new truck will, if reports are true, be based on the same architecture as the existing Ford Maverick. The chassis, on the other hand, will apparently be bigger, and we expect it to be more durable as well. Here’s all we know about its return thus far.
Ford Ranchero Exterior Design
The forthcoming 2023 Ford Ranchero will borrow exterior design from the existing truck in the lineup. We anticipate that this new model will have the same appealing boxy design as the compact Maverick. Moreover, the new Ranchero could use the same architecture as this model. As a result, the truck’s proportions will be reduced, and ground clearance will be roughly 8.5 inches.
The design language will most likely be similar to what we saw on the Maverick. In any case, we’re guessing it’ll come standard with 17-inch wheels, with larger wheels available as an option. On the other hand, Ranchero will reportedly get unique front fascia and distinctive exterior colors.
The cabin of the 2023 Ford Ranchero will borrow lots of stuff from the Ford Escape crossover. As a result, we may anticipate a cabin that is both spacious and technologically advanced. We don’t expect the same level of luxury as the current Escape model, but you can expect a practical interior with plenty of space for five passengers.
Blue Oval carmaker is going to provide cloth upholstery as a standard feature, as well as an 8-inch touchscreen. The SYNC4 system, as well as Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, Bluetooth, and navigation. Surprisingly, the same bundle of features is available on the Ford Maverick XL base model. We don’t know which trim levels will be on offer, along with the optional packages.
Possible Engine Options
The automaker had not released any information about the engine specifications for the 2023 Ford Ranchero. However, we expect it to use some of the existing engines, most likely the smaller four-cylinder unit. We expect this model will come standard with a 1.5-liter gasoline engine, with a larger 2.0-liter engine available as an option.
It’s also rumored to use a 2.5-liter four-cylinder engine with a 94-kW battery. For those who are unaware, the same hybrid powers the Ford Maverick, which produces 191 horsepower. Interestingly, Maverick is the only pickup that comes with a standard hybrid powertrain at the moment.
2023 Ford Ranchero Price, Release Date
The new 2023 Ford Ranchero will reportedly hit the dealerships in early 2023. This model will borrow a lot of stuff from the Maverick pickup and Escape crossover. The price of $20,000 sounds fair in our opinion. On the other hand, Ranchero will most likely go on sale in South America exclusively.