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A new plug-in hybrid version will arrive in Australia, Europe and New Zealand

A new plug-in hybrid version will arrive in Australia, Europe and New Zealand

Ford has announced that the upcoming 2025 Ford Ranger will feature a plug-in hybrid (PHEV) powertrain. However, this variant of the popular mid-size pickup truck is not available in the US. Instead, it will be offered in Australia, Europe and New Zealand. Production is scheduled to begin late next year, with the first models expected to arrive in early 2025.

The Ranger PHEV will combine a turbocharged 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine with an electric motor and a battery. While no specific details about the electric motor, battery capacity and total integrated system power have been provided, Ford says the PHEV configuration will deliver more torque than the rest of the Ranger. The current diesel variant with a 3.0-liter V-6 engine offers 443 pound-feet of torque, so the electric-assisted configuration is expected to surpass that figure.

As for electric range, the Ranger PHEV is estimated to deliver approximately 28 miles on a full charge. This figure is based on Europe’s trusted WLTP test cycle. Additionally, the electrified truck will have all-wheel drive and a towing capacity of about 7,700 pounds, matching its internal combustion counterparts.

A unique feature of the plug-in hybrid model is the Pro Power onboard system, which allows the truck to act as a generator to power various tools and equipment.

For U.S. customers interested in Ford’s electric truck, the company offers alternatives like the Maverick Hybrid, F-150 Plug-in Hybrid and the all-electric F-150 Lightning. These options offer a variety of choices to suit different preferences and needs. The 2024 Ford Ranger available in the United States has several powertrain options, including a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine, a twin-turbo V-6, and a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V-6. Ranger Raptor focused on off-road.

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Sources: Car and Driver