Ford Ranger (2011–)
- October 2010: The all-new Ford Ranger made its worldwide debut
- March 2011
- October 2011: Awarded Five Star Euro NCAP rating
- May 2012
- November 2012
- September 2015: Facelifted Ford Ranger unveiled
- September 2017: Ranger Black Edition launched
- August 2018
The all-new Ford Ranger made its worldwide debut
Shown at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney as the latest addition to a wave of global vehicles being introduced by Ford.With '21st Century Tough' design ideas there are three body styles – Regular, Super and Double Cab – and 2.2-litre and 3.2-litre turbodiesel engines. It’s also the first pick-up to earn a five-star score from Euro NCAP.
Ford Ranger Wildtrak makes its European debut. Unveiled at the 2011 Geneva Motor Show the Ranger Wildtrack is designed to deliver impressive power and safety, excellent fuel efficiency and significant capability.
Aiming to deliver class-leading safety, the new Ranger utilises Electronic Stability Program (ESP), to keep its wheels sturdily planted on the road under all conditions. The Ranger is also fitted with technologies such as satellite navigation and Bluetooth voice control.
Awarded Five Star Euro NCAP rating
The new Ford Ranger made motoring history by becoming the first ever pick-up to achieve a maximum 5 Star rating under the Euro NCAP crash test protocol.
The Ranger scored 89 per cent for overall safety – the best score ever earned by a pick-up and one of the highest scores recorded by Euro NCAP for any type of vehicle. Moreover, the new Ranger achieved the highest rating of any vehicle ever tested by Euro NCAP for pedestrian protection (81 per cent).
Truckman Tops launched for Ranger. Truckman unveiled a new range of hardtops for Ford's 2012 Ranger pick-up. These include a luxury hardtop called The Grand and a commercial hard top: the Truckman AeroTop RS. Both have been specifically created to fit the new model Ranger
The new cab-high Truckman AeroTop RS features solid sides for increased security and perfect for sign writing, tinted and toughened rear glass, an easy wipe clean interior which can be scrubbed or jet washed and an integral spoiler with high level brake light. There is also a chrome push button lock while keyless remote locking is optional
Ford Ranger wins International Pick-up Award 2013. The pick-up is praised for its on- and off-road ability, strong engine line-up and safety.
Facelifted Ford Ranger unveiled
The revamped Ranger offers better fuel economy, with a more efficient powertrain range – enhanced by Auto-Start-Stop technology, new final drive ratio options and the introduction of Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) – delivering reductions in fuel consumption of up to 17 per cent. American looking front, either chromed or grey plastic.
Improved diesel line-up features a 160PS version of Ford’s latest 2.2-litre TDCi engine – increased output compared to the 125PS and 150PS engines in the previous model – and the powerful 200PS five-cylinder 3.2-litre TDCi unit. Both six-speed manual and automatic transmissions are available, and customers can select four-wheel drive and two-wheel drive variants. Wildtrak models feature four-wheel drive as standard. 160PS model offers 43.5 mpg and 171g/km CO2 – down from 36.2 mpg and 206g/km CO2 .
Robust electronically controlled transfer case allows drivers in four-wheel drivemodels to shift on the fly from two- to four-wheel drivehigh-range with a knob on the centre console. For low-speed torque or additional downhill braking in challenging terrain, drivers can also engage low-range four-wheel drive gearing. An electronic locking rear differential also helps to improve traction in difficult conditions. These off-road strengths are matched by towing capability of up to 3,500kg and exceptional payload capacity.
New technology and connectivity includes Ford’s voice-activated SYNC 2 system, which features an 8-inch touchscreen with colour-coded corners for easy menu navigation. D river assistance technologies deliver greater comfort and convenience, including Lane Keeping Alert and Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Rear View Camera, and a standard Electronic Stability Control system with rollover mitigation and trailer sway control.
Ranger Black Edition launched
The Black Edition model is based on the popular Limited series and features a de-chromed body in Absolute Black with a black finish for the radiator grille, alloy wheels, sports bar and exterior detailing. The production run will be restricted to just 2500 units and will be offered in Double Cab bodystyle only.
The Ranger Black Edition standard equipment specification includes satellite navigation, front parking sensors and rear view camera, adding to the Limited series features such as Ford SYNC 3 multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen, dual-zone electronic climate control, leather seat trim, and power-folding heated door mirrors.
Ford confirmed that the Ranger Raptor will arrive in Europe in early 2019. Developed by Ford Performance, has bespoke suspension and tyres andf a 212PS/500Nm motor with 10 speed automatic transmission and all wheel drive with Terrani Management System.