2023 Ford Ranger Lightning First Look

2023 Ford Ranger Lightning – Cadillac offered Escalade owners the opportunity to take lots of stuff with them on their outdoor adventures through its four-door SUV version. This was possible for five generations. It was released to coincide with the second-and-third iterations of luxury SUV names. The Escalade EXT variant was, of course, a sibling to the quirky and well-received Chevy Avalanche.

2023 Ford Ranger Lightning
2023 Ford Ranger Lightning

2023 Ford Ranger Lightning Review

Both have now been “lost (new generation) translated”. This is a subtle way to say they were lost in translation and are headed into the unknown of car Valhalla. This is quite sad considering automakers have managed to convince clients to spend a lot on F-150 Limiteds. They keep coming up with new products in this niche, like the GMC 2022 Sierra Denali Ultimate. However, they don’t have the Caddy branding panache. It’s not surprising that virtual artists are trying to reinvent the Escalade EXT brand, which is based on the fifth-generation luxury high-tech SUV. The pixel master behind GM’s c_zr1 social media account, who struck an emotional chord with both truck enthusiasts and Caddy aficionados, is a perfect example.

2023 Ford Ranger Lightning Redesign
2023 Ford Ranger Lightning Redesign

It looks completely plausible. It makes it clear that Cadillac doesn’t send these EXTs on the streets to take market share away from its posh pickup truck competitors. Well, that’s anyone’s guess. This virtual interpretation, which is supposedly based on the ESV model, looks ready to ride a dirtbike in its bed in the morning and party at the club at night.

Engine Specs

Ford upgraded the Ranger EV to nickel-metal hydride chemistry in 1999. Around 1,500 trucks were manufactured through 2002. The 26 kWh NiMH battery had a range of 82 miles (132 km) and a rating of 26 kWh. The Dacia Spring is currently the most affordable electric vehicle available in Europe. It has a rating of 27.4 kWh and can travel as far as 230 km (143 miles) using the WLTP combined testing cycle. The Blue Oval began to take electric vehicles more seriously after the Ranger EV, and the appalling Focus Electric that was produced between 2011 and 2018, with the Mustang Mach-E. Next year, the crossover will be joined by the F-150 Lightning, a half-ton pickup that is available with dual-motor AWD and starts at $40k.

Redesign

It’s clear that all of the truck-making companies will soon electrify mid-size trucks with GMC, Ram, and Tesla, as they are all vying for the same customers. The all-new Ranger will be in production by 2022. It will also become a 2023 model. The T6.2 platform, which also underpins Bronco’s design, means that Ford Motor Company will soon offer customers a hybrid option or plug-in hybrid. Pixel artist SRK Designs took the results to the next level, adding F-150 Lightning cues and a charging port to the Ranger’s right front fender. Along with the aero-focused wheels and accent bars on the front grille, the LEDs in the grille’s front grille are sure to bring it home.

2023 Ford Ranger Lightning Specs
2023 Ford Ranger Lightning Specs

2023 Ford Ranger Lightning Verdict

It’s difficult to predict when Ranger Lightning will be realized based on the current information. We do know FoMoCo has two new platforms in development – the unibody GE2 platform and body-on-frame TE1 platform – to produce next-generation electric cars. An electric Ranger-like silhouette was displayed earlier this year at Delivering Ford+. This is our best hint yet that an electric Ranger may be on the horizon.