The Ford Ranger began an eight-year hiatus from the United States in 2011, before returning for the 2019 model year. The Ranger is now a global product, sold around the world. While Ford is already preparing the successor to the current model, American customers expect at least one more surprise: the Ranger Tremor. The name Tremor comes from an off-road oriented package available on Ford’s Super Duty pickups.
Details on the Tremor package for the Ranger are scarce, but visually we’re struggling to spot many of the changes in this new bundle of photos, which shows three Tremor test vehicles. Camouflage covers the sheet metal, but it doesn’t hide any changes to the design of the truck, as we can see – it looks like your regular Ranger. The only noticeable change is the lower front fascia which matches the exterior color. The camouflage on the side of the truck indicates that it will go into production with a graphic set.
You have to look elsewhere to notice the changes. The wheels resemble the units offered on the Ranger Raptor available worldwide, which are wrapped in large all-terrain tires. It looks like the pickup has a suspension lift as well, although it’s subtle, only lifting the Ranger Tremor a tiny amount compared to the regular pickup. We can also spot high clearance running boards, and they appear to be of a new design.
We can’t be sure what Ford will do on the interior, but given the minimal changes to the exterior, we don’t expect much. From what we can see, this Tremor package is much more discreet than what is offered on the larger Super Duty pickups, which feature some serious off-road upgrades like a Dana limited-slip front differential, a lockable rear on the fly. differential, and more. We don’t see that level of off-road capability added to the Ranger. The truck is unlikely to receive any changes to its performance, but we’ll know more when it officially debuts in the coming months.