2023 Ford Ranger ST – The new Ford Ranger international market was unveiled last November, with new styling and tech features. It was followed by the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor which was unveiled last month. The pickups will be available in the U.S. starting next year. However, the latter model will be the highest performance model of the mid-size model. Both the Ford Edge, and Ford Explorer, however, have more high-performance ST variants that are designed for on-road use. FoMoCo previously rejected the possibility of an ST version of Ford Maverick. We were left wondering, even though it seems unlikely (much like an ST Ford F-150), how would a 2023 Ford Ranger ST appear?
2023 Ford Ranger ST Redesign
We believe the answer would be something similar to these renderings. The 2023 Ford Ranger ST has the same upgrades as any other ST model. It features a lowered suspension and larger tires. There are also body-color trim pieces that can be used to match the Ranger Raptor’s “Ford” script grille.
A Ranger ST could be built easily, as Ford could use the 3.0L EcoBoost V6 found in the Explorer ST or Ranger Raptor. This engine produces 392 horsepower and 430 pounds-feet and flows to all four wheels through a 10-speed auto transmission. This powerplant would be plenty powerful enough to power a street-focused performance variant such as the ST.
This is unlikely to happen as many consumers are choosing off-road-oriented vehicles over pavement-pounders. It’s not impossible to imagine what might be if FoMoCo could make such a vehicle a reality.
2023 Ford Ranger ST Released
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