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2015 Ford Ranger spied testing in Victoria

Ford Australia is preparing a facelift for the Ranger ute that will bring its styling into line with the forthcoming Everest SUV. CarAdvice’s spy photographers snapped three prototypes testing in Victoria with plastic cladding disguising their revised front ends...

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Ford Ranger 4x4 XL Plus expands ute line-up
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Ford Ranger 4x4 XL Plus expands ute line-up

The local Ford Ranger line-up has been expanded with the addition of the new fleet-focused four-wheel-drive XL Plus variant. Starting at $46,280 and available in single- and double-cab chassis and double-cab pick-up body styles, Ford says the Ranger 4x4 XL Plus has been specifically developed to “fulfil the needs of the mining industry, key government agencies, as well as private Ranger customers"...


Ford Ranger: Australian-developed ute joins UK military fleet
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Ford Ranger: Australian-developed ute joins UK military fleet

A fleet of more than 100 Australian-designed and -engineered Ford Ranger utes have been selected to serve in the UK military. A total of 104 Ford Ranger XL pick-ups will don appropriate decals and lights after being selected by the UK’s Ministry of Defence (MoD) for use by the Army, Navy, Air Force and the Ministry itself...


Ford Ranger Video Review
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Ford Ranger Video Review

Designed and developed by Ford Australia for global markets, the Ranger is one of the best dual-cab utes when it comes to playing both workhorse and lifestyle vehicle.


Ford Ranger Review: XLT dual-cab 4x4
Rating: 910 /10
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Ford Ranger Review: XLT dual-cab 4x4

Aspirational purchasing isn’t something normally associated with commercial pick-ups, but since its 2011 launch the Ford Ranger has gained a reputation as the tradie’s ultimate status ute. The Ford Ranger is part of a small group of premium grade dual-cab workhorses that provide car-like comfort, safety and driveability, including rivals such as the Mazda BT-50 (sister ute to the Ford) and the Volkswagen Amarok...

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$19,740 to $59,390

Ford Ranger Video Review

Ford Ranger Video Review

Designed and developed by Ford Australia for global markets, the Ford Ranger is one of the best dual-cab utes when it comes to playing both workhorse and lifestyle vehicle. You can also read the full CarAdvice Ford Ranger review here.

Priced At
$55,390

Ute comparison: Toyota HiLux v Ford Ranger v Volkswagen Amarok v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Nissan Navara v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton

Ute comparison: Toyota HiLux v Ford Ranger v Volkswagen Amarok v Holden Colorado v Isuzu D-Max v Nissan Navara v Mazda BT-50 v Mitsubishi Triton

The Toyota HiLux could this year become the first ute to claim the title of Australia's best-selling vehicle. It's famously and successfully marketed as 'unbreakable', but while that could also be applied to its stranglehold on its segment, this is a boom time for all utilities. They account for an eighth of Australia’s new car market, and are growing...

Priced At
$37,000

Ford Ranger gets V8 power for 2014 Dakar Rally
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Ford Ranger gets V8 power for 2014 Dakar Rally

Two V8-powered Ford Ranger utes will take on the 8500km-plus 2014 Dakar Rally when the event kicks off in South America in January. Built and designed in South Africa by Pietermaritzburg-based Neil Woolridge Motorsport with support from Ford’s global product developments division, the two Dakar utes are based on T6 4x4 Double Cab Ford Rangers normally fitted with a 147kW/470Nm 3...


Ford Ranger SUV mule spied in Melbourne
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Ford Ranger SUV mule spied in Melbourne

A mule of the Ford Ranger-based SUV currently under development by Ford Australia has been spied undergoing testing in Victoria. Snapped by an avid CarAdvice reader from Western Australia on holidays in Melbourne, the left-hand-drive prototype's appearance on public roads confirms Ford Australia's engineering work on the SUV designed around the Ranger's T6 platform is progressing...


Ford Ranger XLS: new 4x4 ute from $48,090
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Ford Ranger XLS: new 4x4 ute from $48,090

The Ford Ranger XLS has been released, adding a new feature-packed model to the ute’s already extensive range. Based on the $46,390 4x4 XL Double Cab Pick-Up with its 147kW/470Nm 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and six-speed manual transmission, the new $48,090 Ford Ranger XLS bridges the gap between entry level XL and mid-spec XLT, with the $1700 premium bringing with it altered exterior touches and improved interior comfort...


Ford Ranger increases towing capacity to joint class-leading 3500kg
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Ford Ranger increases towing capacity to joint class-leading 3500kg

The Ford Ranger ute now boasts joint class-leading towing capacity of 3500kg after the introduction of some chassis-strengthening measures. The revised braked towing capacity rating is for its diesel-powered 4x2 Hi-Rider and 4x4 variants fitted with the company's official tow pack and tow ball...


Ford Ranger recall: rear seat defect affects 4200 utes
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Ford Ranger recall: rear seat defect affects 4200 utes

More than 4000 all-new Ford Ranger vehicles have been recalled due to a rear seatback issue that could result in a safety hazard for passengers, just over 12 months after the Ford ute's Australian launch in September 2011...


Ford Ranger recall: faulty tow bar affects 16,000 utes
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Ford Ranger recall: faulty tow bar affects 16,000 utes

Ford Australia has recalled more than 16,000 Ford Ranger utes to repair a defect with the vehicles’ factory-fitted tow bar. A total of 16,287 Ford Ranger XLT and Wildtrak models from the previous two generations (PJ and PK model codes) sold in Australia between September 18, 2006 and June 17, 2011 are affected by the recall...


Ford Ranger Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Ford Ranger Review

The Ford Ranger may not be built here, but the big ute arguably has as much right to describe itself as Australian as much as the likes of the Toyota Camry and Holden Cruze. The Blue Oval’s new-generation utility was designed, engineered and tested primarily by Ford Australia, and predominantly in Victoria...

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$53,390

Ford Ranger Wildtrak hits Australian showrooms
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak hits Australian showrooms

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak has finally landed in Australia nine months after the first examples of the Australian-designed and -engineered ute hit the market. Originally scheduled to arrive no later than March, supply shortages caused by last year’s Thailand floods forced Ford Australia to delay the introduction of the flagship model...


Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 production boosted to meet demand
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Ford Ranger, Mazda BT-50 production boosted to meet demand

High global demand for the Ford Ranger and Mazda BT-50 has encouraged the two manufacturers to ramp up production of the all-new utes. A $US27 million ($26 million) investment from Ford and Mazda into their AutoAlliance Thailand (ATT) manufacturing joint venture will boost production by 20,000 units annually, taking total utility capacity at the Rayong-based plant to 140,000 per year...


Ford Ranger gets 5-star safety rating from ANCAP
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Ford Ranger gets 5-star safety rating from ANCAP

As well as earning a 5-star safety rating from the European new car assessment program (EuroNCAP), the Australian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP) has also awarded the new Ford Ranger a 5-star safety rating. Having scored 89 percent for overall safety in EuroNCAP testing, the Ford Ranger became the first ever pickup to earn a five-star safety rating by the organisation...


Ford Ranger scores top marks in EuroNCAP testing
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Ford Ranger scores top marks in EuroNCAP testing

The Australian designed and engineered Ford Ranger scored a five star EuroNCAP crash test rating during testing in Europe today. Ford's Ranger is the first ever pickup to achieve the top five star rating, outclassing the likes of the Volkswagen Amarok (four star EuroNCAP safety rating) and more than doubling the PK Ranger's two star safety rating effort...


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Ford Ranger Review
Rating: 810 /10
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Ford Ranger Review

There is really no other way to put it; the new Ford Ranger is an absolute winner. Ford’s new Ranger, which has been designed, engineered and tested here in Australia, is about to give a rude wake-up call to its major rivals. With class leading towing capacity, car-like interior, advanced powertrain and transmission packages, and superior safety, Ford has a sure winner in its stable...

Priced At
$19,740 to $57,390

Ford Australia apologises for $7000 Ranger pricing mix-up
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Ford Australia apologises for $7000 Ranger pricing mix-up

Update: Ford Ranger Review Ford Australia has been forced to apologise to potential customers of the upcoming Ford Ranger following a mix-up that underestimated the price of the all-new model by around $7000. Ford received a number of complaints last week after it revealed the official pricing of its new Ford Ranger line-up...


Ford Ranger prices, specifications for Australia
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Ford Ranger prices, specifications for Australia

Update: Ford Ranger Review Pricing for the all-new Ford Ranger ute has been announced, along with the various trim levels and engine specifications that will be available. The all-new Ford Ranger will be available in three different model variants and in three cab styles: single cab, super cab and double cab. Making up the entry-level range is the Ford Ranger XL...


Ford Ranger Global Challenge voting opens next week
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Ford Ranger Global Challenge voting opens next week

Voting for the Ford Ranger Global Challenge will open to the public next week. Ranger fans will be able to select their favourite of the five finalists that were announced by Ford at the 2011 Australian International Motor Show in Melbourne last month...


New Ford Ranger undergoing emissions testing: video
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New Ford Ranger undergoing emissions testing: video

Ford has released a behind-the-scenes video detailing the process behind determining the fuel consumption and emissions of new vehicles. Ford Australia emissions test laboratory supervisor, Jason Bellamy, explains the process as a heavily camouflaged Ford Ranger is put through its paces...


2011 Ford Ranger pricing details, PX model code revealed
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2011 Ford Ranger pricing details, PX model code revealed

A fumble with the fine print has seen Ford Australia unwittingly release the first pricing details of the all-new 2011 Ford Ranger – exactly the kind of information car companies like to play close to their chests until the vehicle goes on sale. We can reveal Ford’s proposed price of the Ford Ranger XLT Double Cab Pick-Up six-speed automatic as $58,500 drive away...


Global Ford Ranger Challenge takes Australian-developed ute to the people
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Global Ford Ranger Challenge takes Australian-developed ute to the people

Ford is taking the locally designed and engineered Ford Ranger to the people by giving five Australians the chance to put the new ute through its paces before its official launch. The Global Ford Ranger Challenge aims to find the toughest real-life challenges for the new ute, with one winner to drive away with their own brand new Ford Ranger...


2011 Ford Ranger interior technology detailed
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2011 Ford Ranger interior technology detailed

The all-new 2011 Ford Ranger promises to offer one of the most technologically advanced interiors in the light commercial market. Higher-specification Ranger models will be equipped with Ford’s global Bluetooth Voice Control system shared with the current Focus and Mondeo models...


Video: 2011 Ford Ranger deep water crossing
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Video: 2011 Ford Ranger deep water crossing

Ford's engineering department has released yet another technical testing video, this time showcasing the water-wading ability of the new Ford Ranger. Ford is serious about telling the world just how much engineering and development has gone into the new Ford Ranger. The latest video shows the car is capable of making its way through 800mm of water with ease...


2012 Ford Ranger Single Cab, Super Cab images
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2012 Ford Ranger Single Cab, Super Cab images

Ford has released new images of its all-new Australian-designed Ford Ranger line-up ahead of its debut in Australia early in the second half of this year. The images reveal the new Single Cab model and the new Super Cab, which retains the rear-hinged access door construction that has been a feature of the vehicle since 2002...


2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak expected in Australia Q3 2011
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2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak expected in Australia Q3 2011

Ford has released images and details of the 2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak ahead of its world premiere at the Geneva Motor Show tonight. Designed and developed in Australia, the all-new Ford Ranger will be produced in Thailand, South Africa and Argentina from the middle of this year and delivered to more than 180 different markets around the world...