Almost since the Ford Ranger was launched, enterprising retailers have been merrily bolting on a range of rufty-tufty accessories to attract the growing number of people who feel a chunky 2.5-ton pick-up truck just isn’t bad-ass enough for them. Now the new Ranger Raptor is about to put them all to shame.
A new Ford Ranger will arrive mid way through 2019, sporting a new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, the option of a 10-speed automatic transmission, and a wider range of driver assistance technologies.
While most people probably think of pickups as a fairly simple creation, these days buyers expect something more from their working vehicles: like all-day comfort, for one. That makes designing the modern pick-up a rather more delicate balancing act than it used to be, one that some manufacturers seem to struggle with, with more than one recently-launched pickup arriving onto the market while, shall we say, significantly under-engined. Thankfully, there is an answer in the form of the Ford Ranger, and with the option of a 3.2-litre five-cylinder it’s currently the most powerful pickup on the market.
The new Ranger goes on sale next month with prices from £15,515 (on-the-road, excluding VAT), with the top-of-the-range Double Cab Wildtrak 3.2 litre 200PS TDCi automatic at £25,040.
The all-new Ford Ranger makes its worldwide debut today at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney as the latest addition to a wave of global vehicles being introduced by Ford
A new Ford Ranger pick-up, on sale later this year, makes its first public appearance in Europe at the Geneva Motor Show next month
Ford is offering a limited number of Ranger Wildtrak models in Performance Blue with "Le Mans" style white bonnet stripes and a lockable load bed cover for £20,900
The new Ford Ranger arrives in the UK this autumn with a new, more powerful 2.5-litre TDCi diesel engine and a new exterior look
Ford today announced a new special edition Ford Ranger Wildtrak, available as a Double-Cab, loaded with extras and priced at £19,100
Ford Ranger Double Cab and Super Cab models 4x4 pick-ups for delivery from late July will come with prices up to £1,300 lower than before and some will carry extra kit