The 2025 Ford Ranger plug-in hybrid is on the way, but it's not destined for the U.S. market.
The Ranger's PHEV powertrain will likely make over 443 pound-feet of torque and provide about 28 miles of electric driving range.
The new Ford Ranger is adding a plug-in-hybrid powertrain, it just won't be available in the United States. Instead, the PHEV variant will be offered in Australia, Europe, and New Zealand, with production set to start at the end of next year before the first models hit driveways sometime in early 2025.
The plug-in Ranger features a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder with an electric motor and the obligatory battery pack. While Ford doesn't give specific details about the e-motor, the battery capacity, or the combined system output, the company does claim that the PHEV configuration will provide more torque than any other Ranger. Since the diesel 3.0-liter V-6 that's available overseas is the current leader with 443 pound-feet, we expect the electrically assisted setup to exceed that figure.
Those who want drive the PHEV Ranger on electricity alone can expect to go 28 miles on a full charge. Of course, that estimate is based on the optimistic European WLTP test cycle. Ford also says the electrified mid-size truck offers four-wheel drive and can tow as much as its internal-combustion counterparts, with a max capacity around 7700 pounds. The plug-in-hybrid model also offers something those other versions don't—Pro Power Onboard, which means the truck can function as a generator to run everything from power tools to appliances.
What about U.S. Customers?
The U.S. version of the 2024 Ford Ranger is available with multiple powertrains: a 270-hp turbo 2.3-liter four-cylinder and a 315-hp 2.7-liter turbo four. There's also the might 405-hp twin-turbo 3.0-liter V-6 that's exclusive to the off-road-focused, widebody Ranger Raptor. So what about folks who want an electrified pickup truck that wears the new-look Blue Oval badge? A Ford spokesperson told Car and Driver that the company believes it offers alternatives with the Maverick hybrid as well as the F-150 plug-in hybrid and F-150 Lightning EV.
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