The new generation of Ford Ranger will have “advantage” over VW Amarok

As you already know Ford and Volkswagen will launch the new generations of Ranger and Amarok in 2022. Both trucks are in development and will be produced together to continue battling in the mid-size pick-up segment.

Known as Cyclone project, the idea was to produce both models in Argentina in the Buenos Aires town of General Pacheco and take advantage of the proximity of the plants of the American and German firm, but after different negotiations, the joint plan did not prosper in our region and Volkswagen will build the new Amarok exclusively in South Africa.

In return, everything would indicate that in our country, the oval will continue Ranger’s operations for years to come as it has been doing for decades. In tune with this situation, now the news comes from Australia, where Andrew Birkic, president of Ford in the oceanic country, assured that the North American truck will have an “advantage” over the Amarok.

Before the new position, the manager was the head of marketing for models like Ranger and Everest, the SUV brother of the midsize pick-up. Birkic was in the planning of the oval product, either to observe the future countries where it will arrive, as well as the development of the new model itself.

“That is what I have done for the last 20 months every day of my life”, revealed to Carsales in an exclusive interview. Keep in mind that one of the The most important elements shared by both pick-ups will be the new Ranger platform.

In this way, the Australian manager ensures that Ford has an advantage over the Volkswagen model in that it has the “lead vehicle.”

“We have a luxury, we have an advantage, we have an advantage over them (Volkswagen)”Birkic said. “We have a very strong history and a very strong global game with Ranger. So I think for us it is how we continue to improve and raise the bar, while for them I think it is a different play, “continued the president of the oval in the oceanic country.

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After confirming that Volkswagen has been successful in Australia with Amarok, Birkic revealed that the new pick-up of the German firm will have its own elements. “I think Amarok has a different positioning and I have no idea how they will position it. They will bring a different dynamic.”said the manager.

With this panorama abroad, we will have to be attentive to see what measures will be taken in Argentina since both are very popular models in the region. For the moment, on the assembly line Volkswagen has its star truck added to the recent Taos, which will be released on October 13. On the other hand, since the start of the Focus, Ford only produces the current generation Ranger.


Atenti Jeep Wrangler: Ford already tests its Bronco Raptor and showed the first photo

Ford prepares a wilder version of the Bronco (Photo: Ford).

With the Bronco Ford Not only did it revive a traditional brand name but also a concept: that of a true 4×4 that allows you to face the most demanding off-road. And not only that, but it will also have an even more extreme version.

Although it is not official, it is most likely called Raptor, as well as the sportier and wilder versions of the Ranger and F-150. Aim for the most radical version of the Jeep Wrangler.

The photo that Ford advanced, in which the Raptor version of the Bonco is seen.
The photo that Ford advanced, in which the Raptor version of the Bonco is seen.

The strongest proof that they work on that was given by the automaker itself, by posting a photo on their social networks in which they still see Jumping bronco, but also camouflaged, which indicates that it is a new version.

Not much is known. United States media indicated that the engine would be the 400 horsepower 3.0 V6, a more than interesting figure for a product of this type. It could also carry a less powerful variant, with the 310 hp 2.7 V6.

The two-door version of the Bronco, a true 4x4 that takes up a historical name.
The two-door version of the Bronco, a true 4×4 that takes up a historical name.

The idea of ​​a V8 is practically out of the question. Erick Loefller, chief engineer for the Bronco project, said: “The V8 engine would be a problem in meeting the government’s CO2 emissions targets for the next few years.”

Of course the change in the mechanics will be accompanied by many others in the suspension, brakes, steering and the general set-up of the components.


The new Ford Bronco Raptor is coming

After 24 years, Ford once again bet on the classic off-road family, called Bronco. After more than two decades without a presence in the market, the oval brand wants to lead with this class of vehicles, where Jeep Wrangler appears as the main rival.

Now, one of the novelties for the new model of the American firm is a new extreme configuration for those who love off-road and outstanding performance, either on or off the asphalt.

The idea will be to follow the same path of pick-ups, such as F-150 and Ranger, where at the top of the range own the Raptor version, synonymous with high-performance models. Testing for the most extreme variant of the Bronco has already begun and despite the covers, the tires stand out to perform mainly off the pavement, new suspensions, higher height and better entry and exit angles.

There are still no mechanical news, but already there is talk of a 3.0 V6 Ecoboost 400 hp engine. As mentioned above, the rehearsals have already started but it will take a while for their presentation.

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Ford unveils the F-150 electric pick-up, not sparing it in the field

Ford unveiled the first hint in the design of the F-150 electric pick-up and added a few shots from testing the prototype in demanding conditions.

Ford has been working on the development of the electric version of its best-selling F-150 pick-up for a long time, but only now has the carmaker decided to publish the first mysterious photo. The electric F-150 attracts attention with its unmissable light line, which stretches just under the hood across the entire width of the mask and descends to the bumper.

The mask itself will probably get a textured decor that looks slightly futuristic. This is also underlined by the sharp edges and minimalist space reserved for traditional headlights. The Ford Bronco, which offers a similar square mask, could have served as inspiration for the designers. In his case, however, it is broken by at least round headlights

Despite the carmaker’s efforts to disguise what appears to be, it is also likely that the electric F-150 will share some body parts with conventional F-150 models. American colleagues, who have a well-peeked current F-150, point out, for example, similar shapes of mirrors, fenders and hoods.


Instead of the engine, however, there should be a lockable and waterproof “frunk” under the hood – the front trunk. It will offer space for valuables, work tools or other small items that you do not want to leave scattered on the body and exposed to the vagaries of the weather and the uninitiated.

The rugged and fearless appearance of the electric F-150 should correspond to its features and capabilities. After all, the carmaker recently published a video in which the test prototype under the body of a traditional F-150 is exposed to proper stress on the terrain polygon. At the same time, he had to deal with towing a trailer, extreme inclines, muddy and rocky terrain, etc.

The drive should be taken care of by a pair of electric motors, each on one axle, with a maximum output of at least 336 kW. Ford has previously stated that the electric F-150 will be the most powerful model in the series. According to previous information from patent offices, batteries with hitherto unknown capacity should then be placed in a frame, which will allow a better weight distribution and a reduction of the center of gravity.

The production of the purely electric Ford F-150 will take place at the River Rouge Complex plant, which Ford has owned since 1928. The cars were therefore manufactured here when Henry Ford was at the helm. The first car produced here was the Ford Model A.

The plant, of course, underwent several upgrades, but the last one cost about $ 700 million. In addition, the carmaker plans to employ around 300 new employees, whose task will be to support the production of batteries not only for the purely electric F-150, but also for the hybrid F-150 PowerBoost.

The production of the purely electric Ford F-150 itself should start here in the middle of 2022 and could probably reach the markets at the turn of 2022/2023. So we will probably have to wait a while for specific information.


This is the prominent front and the new light signature of the electric Ford F-150 – News – Hybrids and Electric

The one that is postulated as one of the toughest rivals for the media Tesla Cybertruck, the Ford F-150 eléctrica, begins the game of teasers, previews and data for their own presentation, which, if everything runs according to what is established, should be presented in its final production form during 2021, to reach the market a year later.

With this teaser of the front of the electric F-150, Ford also reveals that they have seen it necessary to equip the electric variant by batteries of their famous pick-up of a front end that differs from the thermal engine versions, so that at first glance this electric version could be clearly differentiated, it will be, mainly, by its light signature, which sports a line of LEDs that surrounds each headlight on the outside and joins in a line of LEDs that crosses the entire front side to side of the electric Ford F-150.

In addition, there are also some much smaller mirrors to which Ford has us accustomed in its veteran pick-up. At first it might give one to think that this electric F-150, in view of greater efficiency, will come by reducing its size according to an F-150 with a term engine, but the prototypes that Ford has so far let us see indicate that it will enjoy of a wingspan similar to the rest of F-150. Another possibility is that Ford first introduces the electric F-150 conceptually, a possibility that should not be ruled out.

Parallel to this preview in image form, Ford has also revealed a promotional video In which the roughness of the tests to which the prototypes that carry the electrical scheme that the American electric pick-up will make use is shown is shown. The video shows a rough off-road driving, how he faces an unevenness with a slope of 60%, in addition to being towed a caravan, among other situations.

The sequence also shows a preview of what will be l1st electric Ford F-150 factory in Rouge, where the work already carried out in the field prior to the construction of the building is appreciated where Ford, in addition to shaping its future electric pick-p, will also assemble battery packs from the supplier SK Innovations, as we remember, Ford declared previously that their electric cars did not enjoy such a volume of sales as to produce the batteries themselves in their entirety.

Few technical details are known about the electric Ford F150 beyond that it will enjoy a power of about 450 hp in conjunction with about 690 Nm of torque, distributed between two motors, one on each axle, which would give it total traction. A curious aspect that this electric F-150 would leave us, would be the huge front trunk that would leave the absence of heat engines, and is that we are probably facing one of the “frunk” (as the Americans call it) largest in history .

Of its rivals, yesterday we knew that the first units of the electric pick-up of Rivian, the R1T I was starting to build the first pre-series units on its assembly line at the Illinois plant.


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They create a replica of the 1967 Shelby GT500 ‘Eleanor’ out of wood!

In the world of YouTube one can find almost anything that interests him and they are increasingly fans of the motor world that demonstrate their various abilities to create and shape a series of replicas with a spectacular level of detail. The best example we have with the channel Woodworking Art, which has just astonished us with its latest creation: a 1967 Shelby GT500… made of wood!

A spectacular result

The famous Ford Mustang ‘Eleanor’ from the movie ’60 Seconds’ has been recreated by this craftsman using different tools, various wooden boards and many days of meticulous work. The result is simply spectacular and in the video presiding over these lines, we can contemplate the entire creation process from scratch, in a time span of eight minutes that we could see over and over again without getting tired.

It all starts with designing the basic shape of the car in different pieces of wood. Two of them contain the silhouette of the Shelby and serve to begin the assembly of the model. From here, the skilled craftsman proceeds to carve the roof section of the American muscle car before using a chisel and saw to work some of the finer details, including the front and rear, followed by the boot lid and the hood, including the particular air intake That reveals the powerful propellant that is hidden underneath, in the real car of course.

With a complete interior

After designing the doors, the wheel arches and even the exhaust system side outlet, the youtuber cuts out sections to place on the windshield and rear window. But not only that, since this project stands out for the attention to small details such as, for example, the trouble taken to create a replica gas cap. Then begins the difficult task of forming the front of the car, including the grill. The work done is amazing as the Shelby even enjoys a complete interior, which includes dashboard, three-spoke steering wheel, gear stick and seats.

Last but not least, we cannot forget about the tread pattern on the tires and the design of tires, true to the originals, as well as the motor that this artist has recreated. In short, a three week job that will not leave anyone indifferent.

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2021 Ford Ranger Tremor: New version on the way

The engineers of Ford they are already working on a new generation of that pick-up global how well received it has been and whose name is Ranger. But of course, before firing the current model, the oval firm wants to satisfy its customers with a special version intended for more intense off-road use. We are talking about a product that has just been photographed by our spies and whose name, Tremor, derived from the Super Duty series.

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Slight aesthetic changes

For now, the details of this variant are scarce, but if we take a look at the photographs of these three prototypes of the Ford Ranger Tremor we can discover some other characteristic feature. He camouflage chosen by the firm, the oval covers both the front and the rear of the pick-ups so that products are appreciated that are not going to receive major changes in terms of design. The only notable modification is found in the lower part of the front bumper, which matches the exterior color of the body.

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If we go to the side we have an indication that the production model will have a series of specific graphics since the camouflage tries to hide it. As for the rims, these have a similar appearance to the Ranger Raptor and are wrapped in robust tires designed for off-road driving. It seems that the pick-up also has a lift kit for suspension since the bodywork is one point higher than the original, while the stirrups they sport a novel design.

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Mechanical improvements?

Regarding the interior We can’t be sure what Ford will do, but considering the minimal changes to the exterior, we’re not expecting much. From what we can see, this Tremor package is much more subdued than the one offered in the pick-ups. Super Duty bigger, which feature a number of enhancements designed for off-road riding, such as limited slip differentials and stronger Dana axles, among other things.

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No modifications are expected in the propulsion system, so the Tremor will be offered with the same thrusters that the oval brand offers in the standard Raptor. We will have to be attentive to the next movements of a version whose presentation date will take place before the end of 2020.

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On two wheels: 1400 horsepower electric Ford Mustang was put to the test in the 1/4 mile and this passed …

Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 (Photo: Ford)

If you’re still one of the people who thinks electric cars are boring or underperforming, here’s something you need to know: the Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 completed the quarter mile in 8.27 seconds, with a top speed of 270 kilometers per hour.

What is the Mustang Cobra Jet 1400? A prototype that Ford presented a few months ago to demonstrate that electrical technology can be as or more performance-based than internal combustion, in full controversy over the launch of the Mustang Mach-E, the SUV with a zero-emission engine that is already sold in some markets.

This vehicle has so much power at the start that the front axle could not hold on the asphalt and, when the traffic light turned green, it took off. The first meters were literally done on two wheels. Check it out in the video below.


Striking performance of the electric Mustang Cobra Jet.

The prototype was developed by Ford Performance and RTR, who ensure that the vehicle was created without limitations, with the sole objective of turning it into a true asphalt rocket.

The treatment of both the suspension and the complete chassis was that of a racecar. And it offers different configurations since its engines allow it to be front, rear or total traction.

The aerodynamic work was intense, with body modifications both in the front, in the wheel arches and on the side, as well as in the rear sector, where a huge spoiler stands out that can generate more than 1000 kilos to 257 km / h!

Of its seven engines, three are attached to the front differential and four drive it from the rear axle. The multiple configurations of the vehicle allow it to be tuned -automatically- for both practice drifting as for a high speed race.

The battery 56.8 kilowatt-hours is made of nickel manganese cobalt bag cells, and they designed a special cooling system designed for competition.

The brakesFor their part, they are Brembo and similar to those on the Mustang GT4, with the addition of a hydraulic handbrake for drifting.

Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 (Photo: Ford)
Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 (Photo: Ford)
Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 (Photo: Ford)
Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 (Photo: Ford)
Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 (Photo: Ford)
Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 (Photo: Ford)


The electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400 shows remarkable pieces

At the start, he stands on the rear wheels, overcomes the 400-meter sprint in 8 seconds and shines up to 270 km / h on the tachometer at the end.

Do you remember the electric Ford Mustang Cobra Jet 1400, which the carmaker introduced in April this year? The unique prototype was not a belated April Fool’s prank, but an extremely powerful racing machine, the parameters of which the carmaker still hid from us at the time. Today, however, it reveals all the details and adds an interesting video.

On it we can see an electric Mustang at the start of a classic sprint for ¼ miles, which is about 402 meters. At the start, the car stands on the rear wheels, reaches the end of the straight in 8.27 seconds and its speed at that moment is around 270 km / h. Impressive, don’t you think? It’s not just Ford’s fault.

The Blue Oval joined forces with Cascadia Motion, which significantly helped with the development of the powertrain. It consists of four electric motors, each reaching up to 10,000 rpm and a maximum output of 350 kW (approx. 476 hp).


However, the power of electric motors does not add up, so do not count on a total power of 1400 kW. However, even the resulting 1044 kW (approx. 1419 hp) is not enough. Especially when looking at the maximum torque of 1120 Nm, one is not surprised that the car is so willing to stand on the back.

Since the discovery of the car, we have continued to fine-tune it, and now we know that so far we are only scratching the surface of what we should be able to achieve with so many electric horses in sprint races,Adds in a press release Mark Rushbrook, Global Director of Ford Performance Motorsports.

The bloated electric sprinter should present himself to the public live for the first time at the NHRA US Nationals races, where he will face a special Ford Cobra Jet on conventional fuel. It will also be possible to watch the race online.