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Ford Ranger PHEV set to join range in 2025

With a long overdue plug-in hybrid Ranger on the horizon, here are all the details we know so far

  • 2.3-litre plug-in hybrid powertrain
  • 28 miles of pure-electric range estimated
  • Minor exterior and interior changes

Ford will further its best-selling Ranger pickup truck lineup with a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) model, and is preparing it for a release at some point in 2025 – meaning there is still plenty of time for refinement.

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While the majority of details are being kept under wraps, the first set of images has started to surface and showcase minor tweaks to set it apart from its combustion engine-powered alternatives. Exterior changes include a new set of 18-inch alloys and a charging port beside the fuel filler cap.

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At the heart of the Ranger PHEV will be a turbocharged 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine, which will work in tandem with an electric motor and battery pack to provide an estimated WLTP-rated electric-only range of around 28 miles.

The current Ranger can be had with a number of petrol and diesel engines, mated to either a six-speed manual gearbox or a 10-speed automatic. They offer anywhere from 168bhp in entry-level diesel models or as much as 288bhp in full-bore Ford Ranger Raptor trim

Though we expect the PHEV to sit somewhere in the middle of the power band, it should boast the highest torque output of any UK Ranger model. Its maximum towing capacity is also estimated at 3,500kg – which is similar to the current diesel Ranger.

The plug-in-hybrid system will also allow Ford to add its ‘Pro Power Onboard’ technology, enabling vehicle-to-load charging of electrical appliances.

Inside, the infotainment unit should also see a slight revamp, with the most notable change being the inclusion of Ford’s latest SYNC4 system and a displayed figure for the electric-only range alongside its respective petrol figure.

Pricing is also being kept under wraps, but we expect the arrival of the new Ford Ranger PHEV to continue to solidify its standing as one of the UK’s best pickup trucks as buyers make the switch to low emissions models.

Are you in the market for a pickup? Check out our in-depth guide on the Ford Ranger, or read our rundown of the best pickups available...

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Shafiq has had a serial obsession with all things automotive since he experienced his baptism of fire as a seven-year-old in the passenger seat of a fourth-generation Toyota Supra. He then decided to turn this passion into a profession by becoming a double journalism graduate and cutting his teeth at publications like CarThrottle, Electrifying, and The Intercooler.

He now works as a Content Editor at Carbuyer, and looks to keep the nation informed on the latest trends and news in an industry that is embracing its most significant period of change since Bertha Benz’s historic drive in the Patent Motorwagen. 

Shafiq says…

“Whether you’re a traditional enthusiast looking for your next big super saloon or someone who simply wants to find their perfect back-to-basics supermini, there is common ground to be found for both parties right here at Carbuyer. Our goal is simple: to provide you with all the advice and the details that you need to make a calculated decision that satisfies both your head and your heart.”

Shafiq Abidin’s expertise and interests:

  • Mini SUVs
  • Luxury electric saloons
  • Used performance cars

Shafiq Abidin’s top tips for car buyers:

  1. So often, buyers have their hearts set on a particular colour combination or specific cabin details. There’s nothing wrong with that, but a willingness to compromise on trim and design will often pave the way for big savings. At the end of the day, buyers should first and foremost be looking at whether or not a car satisfies their needs, and only secondarily on the more materialistic things.
  2. Having a full log of service stamps and the entire documented history of a used car is everything you need to understand how its life has been lived. Where one car may have just 10,000 miles on the odometer, but has been plagued with issues over its lifespan, another with 50,000 miles could be completely trouble-free – it’s all an indication as to how its previous owners have treated it. Remember, you’re not just buying that car, but you’re also taking on the responsibilities of what its former owners have done with it, so it’s paramount that you don’t underestimate the value of good maintenance.
  3. Do you really need that bigger, more powerful engine? These days, even the mid-level options for a particular model range provide everything you need to make a statement while retaining a large portion of the economy provided by the more ‘boring’ option. Fuel isn’t going to get any cheaper, and finding the right balance is key to ensuring that you won’t be spending more than you’d be happy to.

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