The Ford Ranger is the best-selling pick-up model in Europe, and now it has a plug-in hybrid version. It is the first PHEV Ranger, and production will start by the end of this year. It is interesting that the American car manufacturer decided that this model will make its debut outside the United States.
Ford Ranger has been a leader in the European market for years, and with this version Ford wants to strengthen that position. When it comes to design, the differences between the plug-in hybrid version and other versions are minimal. The charging port is located on the left side next to the fuel cap, while the 18-inch wheels have a new design. Initially, the Ranger PHEV will only be available as a Wildtrak, and will have the Pro Power Onboard feature that includes outlets in the trunk for various tools and devices.
The new Ford Ranger will be powered by a 2.3L turbo four-cylinder engine combined with an electric motor, with an unknown total power output. As a reminder, the 2.3L EcoBoost V6 engine delivers 292 hp (215 kW) and 362 lb-ft (491 Nm) of torque. Ford announced that the Ranger PHEV will be able to travel 45 kilometers (28 miles) in purely electric mode, while the maximum weight the car can pull is 3,500 kg.