According to reports, Blue Oval manufacturer plans to replace its Courier model. The 2020 Ford Ranchero will be a new model that will ride on Focus’ platform. Courier pickup is sold in South America, but Ranchero could go on sale in North America. For that reason, new Ranchero will be larger than the Courier model.
On top of that, Ranchero will arrive in a crew cab variant and it will be a unibody pickup truck. Basically, Ranchero is a car-based pickup that will deliver something new. Besides that, Ford also plans to introduce Ranger and “Baby Bronco” pickup trucks in the U.S.
2020 Ford Ranchero Exterior Design and Renderings
To this moment, Blue Oval didn’t confirm or deny the 2020 Ford Ranchero. So far, we have renderings, but the reality could be totally different. We know, it is still just a rumor. On the same render photos, Ranchero was shown as a small pickup, wearing a Focus’ design and it offers higher ground clearance. Of course, bed in the back is added as well.
On the other hand, Ranchero that shares underpinnings with Focus is a possible outcome. Still, it is hard to believe that the upcoming Ranchero will look like Focus hatchback. A new pickup truck will surely offer longer wheelbase in order to provide more space from the inside. We are still waiting for Blue Oval to confirm this model that is very probable. After that, we will have an opportunity to see more exterior details.
It is impossible to predict the interior of the all-new 2020 Ford Ranchero. There are so many directions Ranchero could go. For instance, first rumors are predicting a chassis cab and a room for three. However, crew cab is a must for various reasons. Next, Ranchero should borrow a lot of things from Ford’s Escape/Kuga crossover.
The goal is to deliver a very modern cabin with plenty of room and stylish cues. Surely, Ranchero will be more rugged and it will offer far less luxury than the company’s crossover. There will be at least three trim levels, according to our sources.
The upcoming 2020 Ford Ranchero will get a wide range of available engines. Still, anything is possible for Blue Oval’s new pickup truck. For instance, a 1.5-liter EcoBoost Turbo and larger 2.0-liter EcoBoost Turbo are the main candidates. A high-performance variant is another possibility. If that happens, it will run on a Mustang’s 2.3-liter turbo unit. The same engine is powering the Focus RS model. Ranchero Raptor, call it how you want.
This pickup will deploy the same platform that underpins the Focus Hatchback. For that reason, the AWD system is not an option. The diesel variant is another probable outcome. It makes perfect stance, given the better fuel efficiency and better towing capacity. A hybrid or plug-in version is not that much probable. At least not in the next year or two.
2020 Ford Ranchero Price and Release Date
The forthcoming 2020 Ford Ranchero will cost around $20,000. The price for the base model could even start below that. After all, it is a small Focus-based pickup that should offer a pleasant ride and solid performances.
If you need hotter variant, Ranchero Raptor could be in the offer as well. This pickup will rival Renault Duster Oroch, a Dacia Duster sibling that is available in the United States.