Ford Ranger to get 2.3L hybrid powertrain; will not be made in Thailand, not going coming to Malaysia

Ford Ranger to get 2.3L hybrid powertrain; won’t be made in Thailand, not likely coming to Malaysia

Ford Ranger, Australian market

The Ford Ranger is about to obtain a petrol-electric hybrid powertrain inside the subsequent 12 months, Australian website Drive has reported. Plans sighted by the web site point out that the pick-up truck will get the selection of plug-in hybrid energy for the 2024 mannequin yr replace, although the web site notes that Ford Australia has not confirmed these reported particulars.

This might be a 2.3 litre four-cylinder petrol engine paired with “a number of” electrical motors for its electrified setup, and in pure ICE type the engine already serves within the United States-market Ranger in addition to its Volkswagen twin, the Amarok, the latter the place the engine produces 302 PS and 452 Nm of torque.

Whereas most variations of the Ranger and its SUV sibling, the Everest – corresponding to these for the Malaysian market – are made in Thailand, the Drive report means that the PHEV Ranger for Australia could possibly be produced in South Africa, which makes the pick-up truck and the SUV for African and European markets. The Silverton plant in South Africa additionally makes the Volkswagen Amarok.

The Ford Ranger and Everest that are bought in Malaysia and surrounding markets are made in Thailand, the place diesel powertrains dominate, and doesn’t produce both mannequin with the two.3 litre petrol engine. As such, the forthcoming PHEV Ranger for Australia might come from South Africa. This, subsequently makes it unlikely for the longer term PHEV Ranger to enter the Malaysian market.

In Malaysia, the newest variant of the Ranger pick-up truck to be launched is the Ranger Raptor in 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel guise, including to the vary a 210 PS/500 Nm 2.0 litre four-cylinder twin-turbodiesel engine and arriving at RM248,888 on-the-road with out insurance coverage. For comparability, the three.0L petrol V6-powered Ranger Raptor is priced at RM259,888 OTR with out insurance coverage.

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