Ford will unveil its U.S.-market 2024 Ranger and Ranger Raptor pickups on Wednesday, May 10, the company officially announced Saturday. This will mark the introduction of the updated model (launched everywhere but here for the 2023 model year) to the U.S. market and the first offering of the high-performance Ranger Raptor on U.S. soil in any form at all.
Thanks to the delayed U.S.-market launch, we already know most of the details of Ford's redesigned midsize pickup. While two diesels are available overseas, the only engine we expect to see here in the base truck is the existing 2.3-liter gasoline turbo-four. The Raptor is an entirely different beast, of course, and we expect its twin-turbo V6 will produce enough power to at least hang with Hennessey's 360-horsepower Ranger VelociRaptor, if not dust it outright. Overseas, it produces just 284 horsepower and 362 pound-feet of torque. One need only glance at the 418-horsepower Bronco Raptor to understand how unlikely that power figure is for the American market, especially now that the F-150 Raptor has a V8 upgrade.
We won't have to wait long to find out the details. Check back here on Wednesday for the complete rundown.