Ford to introduce first ever PHEV Ranger in early 2025

Ford will offer a plug-in hybrid version of Australia’s favourite 4×4 pickup from early 2025, with the Ranger PHEV set to combine electric driving capability with adventure-ready versatility and work-ready dependability.

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. It will provide a 45km EV only range, and continue to offer a 3,500kg braked towing capacity.

The 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.

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It 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.

“The Ranger Plug-in Hybrid is a best-of-both-worlds solution for work, play, and family – offering customers zero-tailpipe emissions EV driving for short trips, or hybrid performance that delivers incredible on and off-road performance,” Ford ANZ president and CEO Andrew Birkic said.

“Ranger Plug-In Hybrid will bring all of the towing and payload capability our Australian customers expect of Ranger, and with Pro Power Onboard for the first time, Ranger owners will have power for both work and play.”

The 2025 Ford Ranger Plug-In Hybrid also comes equipped with proven four-wheel-drive capability, selectable drive modes and advanced driver safety and driver assist features.

“Ranger Plug-in Hybrid will join the Ford Australia line-up as our fifth electrified vehicle alongside Mach-E, E-Transit, E-Transit Custom and Puma BEV,” Birkic concluded.

Further details on the PHEV version of the Ford Ranger, including pricing and final specifications, will be available closer to its local launch.

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