Can the iconic Ranchero pickup truck make a huge comeback? According to the latest and reliable reports, the answer is yet. The upcoming 2021 Ford Ranchero is in the works, and some details are already available. However, Ranchero could arrive with a different name. Courier name is speculation at the moment. Moreover, almost everything is a rumor because Ford is still refusing to provide any details.
However, reliable sources are suggesting plenty of novelties from the Blue Oval manufacturer in the years to come. Ranchero is just a beginning. While the new pickup won’t look as unique as its predecessor, Ranchero will look modern and upright. Interestingly, the 2021 Ranchero will wear similar design language as the arriving Mustang Mach E crossover. Here’s everything you need to know about the new Ford’s pickup truck.
2021 Ranchero Design
A few decades ago, Ranchero was one of the most popular models in the pickup truck segment. While that model was unique, the new 2021 Ford Ranchero won’t look that innovative. Instead, Blue Oval automaker will deliver similar styling cues that you can find on the Mustang Mach E electric crossover. On top of that, the new Ranchero won’t share styling cues with its predecessor. That means we are expecting a brand-new pickup in terms of design.
Unlike other manufacturers, Ford won’t offer unusual design and will opt for a traditional truck’s shape. Ranchero will arrive with a body-on-frame architecture, and it will ride on Ford’s CD6 platform that underpins the new Explorer SUV. Renderings are available, and we’ve seen spy photos that are probably showing the Ranchero model.
New 2021 Ford Ranchero will arrive with conventional interior design. That means we don’t expect anything surprising on the inside. Ranchero will sport the same high-tech amenities as any other Ford vehicle. Moreover, the cabin design will be similar to other brand’s models. While the interior is upright enough, Ranchero won’t offer plenty of luxury.
On the other hand, the range-topping trim level will probably offer a more premium cabin. Ford will offer a single cab version for sure, but other cab setups are still a mystery. The customers will be happy to see a five-seat variant, which means the double cab Ranchero is a must for the Blue Oval.
Under the hood, the forthcoming 2021 Ford Ranchero will use one of the EcoBoost engines. Moreover, it should be a turbocharged output, most likely a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine. Thanks to that, Ranchero will produce almost 300 hp. As for the optional engine, Blue Oval will provide a larger 2.7-liter or even a 3.5-liter V6 powertrain.
A hybrid powertrain is another possibility, but less likely to happen. Yes, Ranchero’s platform is perfect for the hybrid system, and Explorer SUV is the finest example. However, it may take another two or three years for this to happen. Lastly, Ford will offer its 10-speed automatic transmission.
2021 Ford Ranchero Release Date and Price
The upcoming 2021 Ford Ranchero will probably cost below $30,000. Reports are predicting an affordable pickup truck that will become available in five different trim levels. The main competitor could become the Chevrolet El Camino that is also making a comeback in the near future. As for the Ranchero, it could arrive with a different name, and Courier is one of the options. Ford will launch its new pickup truck at some point next year.