Shortages Force the New Ford Ranger to Drop Features
There is a supply chain issue hurting Down Under that’s starting to slam the new Ford Ranger. In order to keep production on track, 2023 Ford Ranger models will be produced without a few convenient features, which could delay the American model.
Updated on 06/23/2002 for freshness.
The 2023 Ford Ranger faces supply chain issues
The new Ford Ranger hasn’t had the best rollout in Australia due to biohazard concerns and quality issues. Some customers may have to wait over a year for their models, and now a few features could be missing. Things are going slightly better in America so far.
According to Ford Authority, the ongoing semiconductor shortage is causing a few standard and available options to be cut from the 2023 Ford Ranger lineup. Anti-theft motion sensors, an inclination sensor, and heated mirrors are being dropped.
The anti-theft sensor allows the truck to detect an occupant in the cabin while the doors are locked. The inclination sensor detects when the truck is being jacked up. Also, the heated mirrors are helpful for defrosting.
But the next-generation Ranger has a proximity alarm that detects when the tailgate or doors are open while the truck is locked. This has been a popular feature with North American Ford models for years.
It’s currently unclear if these options will be added to the trucks once more semiconductor chips become available. But on a positive note, the semiconductor chip shortage is expected to ease up by the second half of the year.
The 2024 Ranger was supposed to enter production by July 10 but has been postponed to August 7. We hope it doesn’t experience more delays.
Can you order the 2024 Ranger?
Yes, you can submit an order for the 2024 Ford Ranger online. You can order the new Ford ranger raptor as well. If you make haste, you may still be able to qualify for the special $1,000 custom preorder discount.
If the Ranger enters production as scheduled, then a few new models could reach dealerships by the end of the year. However, while getting one in person might be faster, it could also have stout dealership markups due to popular demand.
The 2024 Ranger MSRP starts at $32,565, and the top-spec Raptor model increases the price to $55,365. These prices don’t include the $1,595 destination fee.
What comes with the 2024 Ranger Raptor?
The 2024 Ford Ranger Raptor packs a punch with a turbocharged 3.0-liter V6 engine that cranks out 405 hp and 430 lb-ft of torque. The engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It’s expected to be able to accelerate from 0 to 60 mph in about 5.8 seconds.
It rides on 17-inch wheels wrapped in 33-inch BFGoodrich KO3 All-Terrain tires. It doesn’t have an extra suspension lift and features an impressive 10.7 inches of ground clearance. Steel skid plates protect the undercarriage.
Off-roading upgrades include new upper/lower aluminum control arms, 2.5-inch Fox Live Valve shocks, front/rear locking differentials, outboard-mounted coil-over shock units, an electronically controlled transfer case, and a steel front bumper.
The 2023 Ford Ranger is being wrapped up so the new Ranger can enter production. The wait times could be up to a few months long, but we will get a better idea of how long it takes to get this truck once it enters production.