Previewed by an enigmatic video, the Ford Ranger plug-in hybrid has made its debut in Australia. It provides the identical towing and payload capability because the non-hybrid mannequin, based on the Blue Oval, however it positive aspects an on-board generator and over 25 miles of electrical vary.
Earlier than we dive into the small print, there’s an essential level to get out of the best way: Ford hasn’t introduced plans to promote the Ranger PHEV in the US, and a spokesperson for the model advised Autoblog it is just for international markets. And, talking of particulars, they’re pretty obscure. All we all know is that the hybrid system consists of a turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder engine, an electrical motor and a battery pack.
Ford guarantees the plug-in hybrid mannequin will boast extra torque than some other Ranger within the abroad line-up, although it hasn’t revealed a particular determine but. As of writing, the torque champion on the Australian market is the non-obligatory 3.0-liter turbodiesel V6, which delivers about 247 horsepower and 443 pound-feet of torque. The corporate additionally notes that the PHEV will characteristic an electric-only vary of as much as 27 miles.
Just like the non-electrified Ranger, the PHEV can be able to towing about 7,700 kilos and supply four-wheel-drive. In contrast to the non-electrified truck, it would include Professional Energy Onboard just like the hybrid and electrical F-150s that may let customers energy instruments, toys and home equipment far off the grid.
Visually, you may want a well-trained eye to inform the PHEV aside from the diesel-powered Ranger. Ford designers seemingly steered away from the inexperienced or blue trim that always denotes electrified fashions, and the principle powertrain-specific styling cue is a second flap added to the aspect of the cargo field. Photographs of the inside have not been launched, although we anticipate finding hybrid-only menus and graphics within the instrument cluster.
Ford sellers in choose abroad markets will start receiving the Ranger PHEV in 2025. Extra particulars will emerge within the coming months.