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We just got our first look at the 2023 Ford Ranger in its Single Cab configuration, giving us our first look at details of an entry-level, utilitarian Work Truck trim.

The new Ranger test truck was caught on the streets of Dearborn, Michigan, and is set up as a left-hand-drive prototype. Prior versions of the Single Cab Ranger were only offered in the global version of Ford’s T6 platform, and were not offered in the U.S. Judging from prototypes captured in the U.S. and Australia, it appears that Ford is stepping away from the two-Ranger strategy now that the midsize truck is once again a fixture in the U.S. market—creating one single Ranger platform for global consumption. GM is said to be taking a similar path on the next-generation Colorado/Canyon trucks, which currently have diverged from the globally offered variant.

Whether Ford's single-Ranger strategy will open the door to a work-focused, Single Cab variant is currently unclear, but the path to such an offering should be clearer than before. The Ranger Single Cab is running on simple steel wheels, which also appears to be an option on the upcoming Ford Maverick compact pickup, so Ford sees the value in a more basic version of its entry-level truck brand. Will Ford further flesh out its U.S. truck lineup with a more basic version of the Ranger? Only time will tell.

Until then, we get to see a Ranger with a more basic halogen headlight design for the first time, instead of the more upscale lighting treatment seen on every prior 2023 Ranger prototype. The tail-lights at the end of the Single Cab Ranger’s lengthy bed are the same tail-lights seen on all prior Ranger prototype’s, further solidifying the commonalities between this entry-level truck and the Crew Cab and Super Cab prototypes previously spotted in Dearborn.

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Not sure. I looks like the bed is over 6'. Would make sense if its on the same frame. Wondering if they will offer the freight vehicle with no bed. So pleased that Ford is offering more option on the platform. I am hoping this is a sign that the PHEV will cover all configurations. I do not wish to purchase the top trim to go half electric. I would also like to see the Tremor option offered in the Scab, but I am not holding my breathe.
 
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Now that they are teasing us with other cab and bed configurations, i can only hope a SuperCrew with a longbed (6’ box) is in the mix for the next gen??? I’ve read so many threads that mentioned wanting a midsize truck with that longer bed and the SuperCrew cab configuration.... especially those who want to overland with a cap and sleeping arrangements.

That extra foot of bed also allows Mtn bikes and white water boat to be hauled with the tailgate up, which allows more flexibility for the hitch to be used (small camper or additional bike racks)

All of the midsize competition (body on frame) has a SuperCrew/longbed configurations. It should be a no brainer for Ford too, if they want a chance at taking the top spot from Toyota.
 

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I’ve been stewing over this since my last post... If this plain two door regular cab is using the same frame (wheelbase) as the SuperCab with a 6’ box and a SuperCrew with a 5’ box then the bed shown in these photos just might have a 7’ bed? This isn’t at all a far stretch since the Ranger is already available with these 3 different cab/bed configurations in markets outside of North America (just Google search “Ford UK” and see the specs).

Part 2 of my pondering takes it another step further with the thought of a 1’ expanded wheelbase. In theory, the cab and bed configurations could be mixed and matched with 5 different cab/bed configurations?...

Current frame (wheelbase):
Reg cab (as shown) with 7’ bed
SuperCab with 6’ bed
SuperCrew with 5’ bed
A modified frame (long wheelbase)
SuperCab with 7’ bed
SuperCrew with 6’ bed

i would love to see the midsize platform with more configurations! Seems like a relatively easy way to cater to consumers needs/wants???
 
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I’ve been stewing over this since my last post... If this plain two door regular cab is using the same frame (wheelbase) as the SuperCab with a 6’ box and a SuperCrew with a 5’ box then the bed shown in these photos just might have a 7’ bed? This isn’t at all a far stretch since the Ranger is already available with these 3 different cab/bed configurations in markets outside of North America (just Google search “Ford UK” and see the specs).

Part 2 of my pondering takes it another step further with the thought of a 1’ expanded wheelbase. In theory, the cab and bed configurations could be mixed and matched with 5 different cab/bed configurations?...

Current frame (wheelbase):
Reg cab (as shown) with 7’ bed
SuperCab with 6’ bed
SuperCrew with 5’ bed
A modified frame (long wheelbase)
SuperCab with 7’ bed
SuperCrew with 6’ bed

i would love to see the midsize platform with more configurations! Seems like a relatively easy way to cater to consumers needs/wants???
https://www.ford.co.uk/content/dam/guxeu/uk/documents/feature-pdfs/FT-New_Ranger.pdf
 
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