There is an all-new generation Ford Ranger in the works and this could be it.
These images, shared online by Australia’s Wheels Magazine, allegedly show a prototype of the new Ranger snapped during a photoshoot in Melbourne. To say the new Ranger looks way different than the current model would be an understatement. The front of the vehicle pictured shares an obvious resemblance to the fascia of the updated Ford Super Duty pickups.
For example, there’s a large grille with two horizontal chrome components connecting the headlights. Additionally, there are C-shaped lights which appear almost hidden under tinted plastic. It’s unconventional and quite futuristic.
Similarities between the vehicle pictured and the Super Duty continue at the rear with the taillights and chrome garnish at the base of the bumper. The pickup also sits on a set of familiar black alloy wheels.
Is this a new Ford or are we being fooled?
Few details have been provided about who snapped these images and whether or not the vehicle in question is a clay-model or in fact a functional prototype. Officially, there’s no confirmation that this is indeed the next-generation Ford Ranger, which means it’s possible that it could be the latest vehicle from another automaker, perhaps from China – that shares styling traits with existing vehicles in the Ford family.
Road & Track confirmed that Ford is indeed working on a next-generation Ranger back in January. It remains to be seen how far development of the pickup has progressed, particularly since production of the 2019 Ranger only commenced in October. Claims have been made that the new Ranger and Bronco will share a similar design.
Regardless of whether the pickup we’re looking at is indeed the new Ford Ranger, it’s clear that shoppers will soon have another mid-size pickup to choose from.