Ford by now has off-road versions of the Ranger, so could there be a rugged electric ute on the way?
A 2023 Ford Ranger Thunder variant could be on the way, with trademark apps remaining spotted abroad.
Ford has applied for a Thunder badge for Ranger, F-150, and Maverick pick-ups in the US according to Motor Authority, although Motor1 noticed very similar filings in Canada.
The Blue Oval hasn’t but used for the identify in Australia, but presented the F-150 Lightning is the title of the all-electrical decide-up, it is attainable Thunder could transform out to be an off-street variant with an electric powered powertrain.
Ford by now provides off-street versions of its significant select-up with the F-150 Raptor and F-150 Tremor, opening the door for a little something exceptional like an off-highway electric ute with the styling of a Raptor and the powertrain of a Lightning.
A Ford Ranger Lightning would make feeling as an electrical alternative for government and business fleets, but a Ranger Thunder could offer a rugged different with a zero-emissions powertrain, also borrowing its seems to be from the well-liked Raptor.
It is not the very first time Ford has utilized the badge. In 2020, a Ford Ranger Thunder was provided as a confined-version diesel-driven ute in South Africa and European marketplaces, sitting in in between the Wildtrak and the Raptor.