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Ford is slowly cutting all of the cars in favor of SUVs, crossovers and pickup trucks. However, a pickup truck based on a regular car is becoming a common thing these days. Knowing that the 2020 Ford Ranchero could be another pickup in the Blue Oval’s lineup of trucks. If the rumors are true, the upcoming Ranchero will be based on the fourth-generation Ford Focus. The sales will firstly start in the South and North America and Ranchero will replace the Fiesta-based Courier model.
Ranchero was a popular car long ago and it isn’t in production for decades now. Ford is just returning the nameplate that will share literally nothing with its predecessor. After all, it is a pickup truck and not a regular car. Whatsoever, the 2020 Ford Ranchero will deliver a unique design with a sporty stance. When it arrives, Ranchero will slot in the compact pickup trucks category.
2020 Ford Ranchero exterior design
As we said, the exterior of the all-new 2020 Ford Ranchero will look sporty. The pickup truck won’t look too aggressive as the Blue Oval carmaker decided to provide sportier design and modern styling cues. The front part adds a body-color bumper and the gorgeous hexagonal radiator grille. Xenon headlights will be standard but we would recommend optional LED units. The same stands for the fog lights as well.
At the back, LED taillights will be optional too. The arriving truck is 201.5 inches long and it will be 60 inches tall. Compared to the F-series trucks, Ranchero is significantly smaller. It will offer 16-inch alloy wheels as standard and higher trim levels are available with the 18 and 19-inch wheels. As we wrote, Ranchero will use the same platform as the fourth-generation Ford Focus.
2020 Ford Ranchero interior rumors
We don’t know too much about the interior. For sure, the 2020 Ford Ranchero will be available in a chassis cab. That means the newest Ford’s pickup will accommodate up to three passengers. The interior will borrow plenty of styling cues from Ford Focus. The cabin will look modern and the comfort will be great, especially on the upper trims.
With so little information, we still don’t know the position and layout of the seats and controls. However, some info is leaking and if the rumors are true, a multifunctional steering wheel is coming as standard. Leather upholstery will be optional on the base model and standard on higher trims. Expect at least three trim levels.
2020 Ford Ranchero powertrain
The approaching 2020 Ford Ranchero will offer a single powertrain unit but with two different outputs. A 4.0-liter six-cylinder engine comes with a 6-speed automatic gearbox and a standard rear-wheel-drive setup. It will produce 261 HP and 288 lb-ft of torque. The second engine’s configuration is delivering 362 horsepower and 393 lb-ft of torque. This is just for the start, as Ranchero could easily obtain a diesel powertrain, or even hybrid.
2020 Ford Ranchero price and release date
The Ford Focus-based pickup truck will hit the dealerships later in 2019. The sales will start in the South and North America first, while the production will be ended in Mexico. The 2020 Ford Ranchero will arrive as a compact pickup truck and it will cost around $25,000.