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A Beefier Ford Ranger Is in the Making for 2023

2022-07-19

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There are numerous rumors about a new vehicle everywhere, but one seems to be accurate or, at least, way more popular than the rest, according to many sources. As you should know by now, Ford has come up with an entirely new Ranger for the 2023 model. Along with this new look, we expect a lot of new features and elements. However, there is one thing we didn't think about, and it is a new, longer wheelbase for the Ranger. 

 

At first, I didn't believe it since, as I said, there is a lot of fake news on the internet, especially in the automobile industry. Nevertheless, several pictures of what looked like a Ranger with a Crewcab and a longer bed started to appear all over the web.

 

Why is this such a big deal?

 

A full-size truck like the F-150 or the Super Duty Series has become expensive, and they are far from being accessible for the average Jo. It is OK when you have a company and you are making lots of money. However, when you are making average money, every dollar counts. Sometimes you just need an extra couple of inches, and you don't want to pay thousands of dollars for it. By the way, we are talking about truck beds here.

 

The Ford Ranger has quickly become one of the most popular mid-size trucks since its release in North America, and Ford saw an opportunity to extend the truck family with this new generation. A longer bed paired with the Crewcab with certainly make the Ranger more practical and more capable. With the previous generation, the Ranger's long bed was only available with the Supercab configuration, which is not very spacious if you have a family or a crew of employees.

 

Or course, we don't have numbers yet, but Ford is usually very conservative when it comes to measurement. All that to say that we think this new bed will be around six-foot long. In the current Ford Ranger, the most extended bed you can get with the Crewcab is a five-foot bed.

 

What About the F-150

 

Of course, being the best-selling truck in history, the last thing Ford wants to do is to impact sales of the F-150 in any way. To be honest, I don't think the Crewcab long-bed Ford Ranger will have any effect on the F-150 sales. The price difference between the two trucks is just too deep to be filled, and I'm not talking about both trucks' capabilities. The F-150 still offers an eight-foot bed.

 

So, at the end of the day, I think this new six-foot bed will attract more potential buyers to the Ranger, and this might be a good argument for the current Ranger owners to trade in their truck for the new generation. In many cases, the only thing I can say is that people at Ford really did their homework.

 

Jean-Sébastien Poudrier

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