After great success with the amazing Ford F-150 Lightning, the automaker is hinting at the arrival of another electric pickup. The word is about the all-new 2024 Ford Ranger Lightning, which is a perfect candidate to conquer the mid-size pickup segment. The forthcoming truck will reportedly use a new platform, and it should provide great performance and refinement.
Like the new F-150 Lightning, the forthcoming Ranger Lightning is expected to use two electric motors, a standard or extended-range battery, and four-wheel drive as standard. A less powerful single-motor variant is expected as well, driving only the rear wheels.
2024 Ford Ranger Lightning Design
The 2024 Ford Ranger Lightning’s exterior design is expected to be modern, sharing many cues with the F-150 Lightning. We have some renderings of the upcoming truck, and it looks awesome. First of all, the design is refreshed, and the new model sports futuristic light bars, unique wheels, and unique badging. Also, a closed-off grille is available, and it seems that’s inherited from the F-150 Lightning.
The colors of the EV model shouldn’t differ too much from other Fords. Some of the popular paint colors from this manufacturer are Antimatter Blue, Iconic Silver, Rapid Red, and Carbonized Gray.
What to Expect Inside?
The compact 2024 Ford Ranger Lightning is a massive step up from the current generation of Ranger. This model will reportedly offer more comfort and better-quality materials. It will also sport a large 12-inch touchscreen on upper trims, as well as Ford’s latest Sync 4 software.
The fully digital instrument cluster is a must, just as the variety of technology options. The Ford Ranger Lightning’s seats will likely be finished in fabrics, while leather or faux leather should be available on upper trims. We expect the Ford Ranger to offer a frunk that measures a massive 14.1 cubic feet. It will also introduce a great package of safety features, in which driver-assist technologies such as adaptive cruise control, and 360-degree cameras will be standard.
2024 Ford Ranger Lightning Motor Specs
As we said, the 2024 Ford Ranger Lightning will probably use the same setup as the F-150 Lightning. This means that the base model will be powered by a single motor setup, while the upper one will have two electric motors. There should also be a standard and extended-range battery, and four-wheel drive as standard.
It is worth mentioning that the less powerful single-motor variant will use only the rear wheels. From some rumors, the Ranger Lightning will be able to produce around 300 horses with a single engine and more than 400 horsepower with two engine options.
2024 Ford Ranger Lightning Price, Release Date
At the moment, Blue Oval Company didn’t reveal any information regarding pricing or release date. As far as we know, the new Ford Ranger Lightning is expected to start at about $35,000 MSRP.
Compared to the regular track, it is about $8000 more. Rivals that will compete with the new Ranger electric are the Chevrolet Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. We’re expecting the new Ford Ranger Lightning to be unveiled sometime next year, while sales are set for the winter holiday.