Ford Expands Ranger Family with First Ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid, including Pro Power Onboard

Ford Expands Ranger Family with First Ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid, including Pro Power Onboard

9/11/2023
  • Ford will introduce Plug-in Hybrid technology to the mid-sized pick-up segment with its first ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle in early 2025.
  • Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will offer zero-tailpipe emission driving in addition to the essential Ranger towing, off-road, and payload capabilities, and more torque than any other Ranger.
  • Pro Power OnboardTM 1 means customers can leave the generator at home and free up cargo space; with enough energy to power remote camp or worksites. 


AUCKLAND, New Zealand, September 19, 2023 – Ford will offer customers a plug-in hybrid version of New Zealand’s best-selling vehicle from early 2025. The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will combine electric driving capability with the adventure-ready versatility and work-ready dependability customers have come to expect from Ranger.


“We are very excited to soon be offering the Ranger Plug-In Hybrid to New Zealand customers,” said Simon Rutherford, Managing Director, Ford New Zealand. “New Zealanders are rapidly transitioning to electrified vehicle solutions and the Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will play a key role not only in Ford’s global sustainability efforts to reduce emissions from transportation, but also in helping meet the varied needs of our valued customers here in New Zealand. We anticipate that a more sustainable, low emissions solution will appeal across retail, business, rural and urban customers alike.”


The first ever Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will mark a significant step forward in Ford’s plans to offer a wide range of powertrain options for customers in the mid-sized pick-up segment.


“The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid offers a no compromise, electrified solution with zero-tailpipe emissions EV driving for short trips, or hybrid performance that delivers incredible on- and off-road performance,” said Rutherford. “Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will bring all of the towing and payload capability our customers expect of Ranger, and with Pro Power Onboard for the first time, Ranger owners will have the addition of portable power for both work and play.” 

Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will deliver more torque than any other Ranger, thanks to a 2.3-litre Ford EcoBoost turbo petrol engine paired with an electric motor and rechargeable battery system. It can be driven in pure electric mode for more than 45 kilometres2 without using a drop of fuel or producing tailpipe emissions, helping customers save at the pump.

The EV only capability will be extremely useful for Ranger customers as it can be easily charged at home, and many customers may travel 40km or less per day3.


The targeted maximum braked towing capacity of the Ranger Plug-In Hybrid is 3,500 kg4.


Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will also feature Pro Power Onboard, enabling customers to power their tools and appliances on a worksite or remote campsite by plugging them into power outlets embedded in both the cargo bed and the cabin. That means noisy, bulky, heavy generators can be left at home, leaving more space in the cargo bed for other gear and equipment.


In addition to having on-demand electricity, Ranger Plug-in Hybrid’s EV drive modes will give customers more flexibility in deciding how and when to use the EV battery power. 


Ranger Plug-In Hybrid also comes equipped with Ranger’s proven four-wheel-drive capability, selectable drive modes and advanced driver safety and driver assist features5.


“The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will help our customers move into an electrified future, with the confidence and capability that only Ranger can provide,” Rutherford concluded. 

Ford’s Electrified Line Up 

With its arrival in early 2025, the Ford Ranger PHEV will join a Ford New Zealand electrified vehicle line up across passenger, SUV and light commercial segments that will include:

  • Ford Puma – Full BEV and Hybrids
  • Ford Focus – Mild Hybrid
  • Ford Escape – Plug-In Hybrid and Hybrid
  • Ford Mustang Mach-E – Full BEV
  • E-Transit Cargo – Full BEV
  • E-Transit Custom – Full BEV
  • E-Tourneo Custom (9 seat) – Full BEV
  • E-Transit Courier – Full BEV
  • E-Tourneo Courier (5 Seat) – Full BEV



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    About Ford Motor Company

    Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan, committed to helping build a better world, where every person is free to move and pursue their dreams. The company’s Ford+ plan for growth and value creation combines existing strengths, new capabilities and always-on relationships with customers to enrich experiences for customers and deepen their loyalty. Ford develops and delivers innovative, must-have Ford trucks, sport utility vehicles, commercial vans and cars and Lincoln luxury vehicles, along with connected services. The company does that through three customer-centered business segments: Ford Blue, engineering iconic gas-powered and hybrid vehicles; Ford Model e, inventing breakthrough EVs along with embedded software that defines exceptional digital experiences for all customers; and Ford Pro, helping commercial customers transform and expand their businesses with vehicles and services tailored to their needs. Additionally, Ford is pursuing mobility solutions through Ford Next, and provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. Ford employs about 177,000 people worldwide. More information about the company and its products and services is available at corporate.ford.com.



Disclaimer

  • [1] Pro Power Onboard may vary between models and markets and is subject to regulatory approvals. Electrical outputs to be published closer to the on-sale date.
  • [2] Officially homologated energy efficiency figures including driving range will be published closer to the on-sale date using ADR 81/02 certification. Over 45km is the targeted range based on manufacturer-tested values and calculations according to the Worldwide Harmonized Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP). Actual range varies with conditions such as external elements, driving behaviour, vehicle maintenance, payload, towing, battery age and state of health.
  • [3] Next-Generation Ranger connected vehicle data, 1 June 2022 – 5 September 2023.
  • [4] Maximum towing capacity-braked using a Genuine Ford tow pack. To comply with these limits, occupants and/or luggage may need to be restricted to not exceed the GCM and GVM limits. For further details regarding passenger and luggage restrictions, please consult your authorized Ford Dealer and/or refer to the Owner’s Manual.
  • [5] Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. May not operate at certain speeds, or in certain driving, road, or weather conditions.



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