Fordredesign.com – Another model that will see considerable modifications is the impending 2023 Ford Bantam. This pickup truck is quite popular in South Africa. The upcoming bakkie (pickup) will hit the market later this year and will bear the Volkswagen DNA. It is, as you may be aware, Ford’s new global alliance with Volkswagen. The new midsize Ford Ranger and VW Amarok will share many features.
Both versions will be built on the A0 architecture. The next Bantam model will most likely use the same platform. The original Bantam was based on the MkIII Escort, however this is now a completely separate type. Without further ado, here’s everything we know about a new model.
2023 Ford Bantam Design
Exterior and Interior Design
As previously stated, the new Ford Ranger will be similar to the Volkswagen Amarok pickup truck. As a result, the new 2023 Ford Bantam could learn a thing or two from the Ford-Volkswagen cooperation. Bantam will be delivered with a right-hand drive configuration. This is quite tough to forecast. According to reports, the new Bantam will borrow several features from the new VW Saveiro and VW Tarok.
This tiny pickup will also have a more rough appearance. The Ford Courier appears to have the most influence on the future Bantam model. The majority of the interior will remain. Of course, some things will have to alter, but we don’t expect big improvements. Blue Oval will include a new infotainment system as well as some new and optional driver-assistance systems.
2023 Ford Bantam Engine Specs
A new platform could also mean a new engine. As a result, it is difficult to determine which engine will power the impending 2023 Ford Bantam. Some reports mention a 1.5-liter three-cylinder EcoBoost engine. This engine is capable of producing 180 horsepower. Many components of the new Bantam will be shared with the Ford Courier.
As a result, a 2.0-liter turbo-four with 250 horsepower is quite likely an option. This has not yet been proven, but the stories are coming from trustworthy sources. An eight-speed automatic transmission will be available. The Bantam will be a front-wheel-drive pickup with AWD as an option.
Bantam Could Be Replaced?
According to the most recent reports, the Bantam pickup will come to an end. The 2023 Ford Bantam, on the other hand, is unavoidable. According to reports, the goal is to replace the Bantam with a new unibody pickup. The new vehicle will be based on the Focus or Fiesta variants. This is similar to what you may read about the new Ford Courier, which will be available in Mexico and Brazil.
Courier makes great sense because Ford wants to compete with segment leaders such as the Fiat Strada and Chevy Montana. South Africa has only one true opponent for the Bantam, and that is the Nissan NP200. Bantam could be replaced in the future, but the 2023MY is unavoidable.
2023 Ford Bantam Price And Release Date
The all-new 2023 Ford Bantam is poised to come with some substantial upgrades. As a result, the price will undoubtedly rise, but we cannot confirm this because it is only a projection. The new Bantam bakkie will be available for purchase by the end of 2023.