It looks as if the Ford Ranger won’t be getting an electrified offering, at least not here in the U.S. Speaking to Car and Driver, Ford confirmed that it’s not bringing over a plug-in hybrid version of the recently updated Ranger to buyers here in the U.S.
Ford recently updated the Ranger for 2024. With the refresh came slight updates on the Ranger’s three engine choices: a 2.3-liter I4 and two turbocharged V6 engines. But there was no hybrid or plug-in hybrid option. Rumors of a Ranger PHEV coming to Australia started circulating earlier this summer. But there was no word on whether or not we would be getting it here in the U.S. Now it’s official: a Ranger PHEV is coming, but it’s not coming here. And for the countries it is coming to, it’s going to be a bit of a wait.
So why wouldn’t Ford offer a game changing truck like this to the biggest pickup truck market on the planet? It’s because they offer other models. A Ford spokesperson confirmed as much to Car and Driver, saying that the Ranger PHEV won’t be sold in the U.S. because “the company believes it offers alternatives with the Maverick hybrid as well as the F-150 hybrid and F-150 Lightning EV.”
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