Ford Ranger equipment charge driven by demand for high-spec utes

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Ford Ranger equipment charge driven by demand for high-spec utes

Unveiled to the world at this week's Bangkok motor show in Thailand, the 2015 Ford Ranger brings an unprecedented level of equipment to the pick-up category...

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Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux Black Edition : Comparison review
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak v Toyota HiLux Black Edition : Comparison review

The challenger takes on the champion. That’s the best way to describe this twin test, which puts Australia’s long-reining best-selling ute, the Toyota HiLux, up against the increasingly popular Ford Ranger. The Ford is catching the Toyota in terms of sales: in 2014, there were 38,126 HiLux models sold in 4x2 and 4x4 configurations, while a total of 26,219 Rangers were sold (4x2 and 4x4 combined)...


2015 Ford Ranger First Look : Bangkok motor show
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2015 Ford Ranger First Look : Bangkok motor show

The 2015 Ford Ranger has been unveiled at the Bangkok motor show, revealing a raft of class-leading features, revised engines and changes to the exterior and interior. Ford Australia has also confirmed that Ranger will launch locally in quarter three of this year...


2015 Ford Ranger revealed ahead of Q3 local launch
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2015 Ford Ranger revealed ahead of Q3 local launch

The 2015 Ford Ranger has been unveiled at the Bangkok motor show, revealing a raft of class-leading features, revised engines and changes to the exterior and interior. Ford Australia has also confirmed that Ranger will launch locally in quarter three of this year...


2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review
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2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger is a ute on the rise, leapfrogging some well known models to become the second-biggest seller in 2014. While it still falls short of the big-selling Toyota HiLux, the gap is narrowing - and with good reason, because the current Ford Ranger model line-up consists of almost 40 different variations for buyers to choose from, including the range-topping four-wheel-drive, dual-cab Wildtrak model we’re testing here...

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$59,930

Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review
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Ford Ranger Wildtrak Review

The Ford Ranger is a ute on the rise, leapfrogging some well known models to become the second biggest seller in 2014.

While it’s still falls short of the big-selling Toyota HiLux, the gap is narrowing - and with good reason, because the current Ford Ranger model line-up consists of almost 40 different variations for buyers to choose from, including the range-topping four-wheel-drive, dual-cab Wildtrak model we’re testing here...


2015 Ford Ranger line-up patent images leaked
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2015 Ford Ranger line-up patent images leaked

CarAdvice has received exclusive leaked patent images of the 2015 Ford Ranger line-up ahead of the ute's local launch in the third quarter of this year. The leaked images show the entire model range including cab-chassis variants of the single-cab, super-cab and double-cab, along with their respective pick-up variants...


2015 Ford Ranger spotted in Australia
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2015 Ford Ranger spotted in Australia

Hot on the heels of pictures from Thailand, a revised 2015 Ford Ranger has been spied undergoing final evaluation in Australia ahead of its local launch. Spotted here in what appears to be a mid-specification trim space-cab model (cloth interior trim, fog lights and halogen projector lights), the exterior of the Ford Ranger shows a muscular new front-end that takes styling cues from Ford's North American F-150...


2015 Ford Ranger photographed pre-launch, again
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2015 Ford Ranger photographed pre-launch, again

Another day, another round of updated 2015 Ford Ranger images… Once again captured in Thailand where they are built, these images — found on image-hosting site Imgur and sent to us by reader Mat — show a range of variants in a range of colours...


Ford Ranger facelift interior, exterior caught in even greater detail
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Ford Ranger facelift interior, exterior caught in even greater detail

Like the monsoons that Thailand has to endure, undisguised photos of the updated Ford Ranger are raining down thick and fast on the internet. The latest set of photos come courtesy of AutoIndustriya.com and the message board run by Thailand's Headlight Magazine. All the photos you see here are of the top-spec Wildtrak variant of the soon-to-be-released facelifted Ranger...


2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak exterior and interior spied undisguised
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2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak exterior and interior spied undisguised

The 2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak has been spied again in its top-spec trim ahead of its official launch in the coming months. The interior and exterior images of the undisguised Ranger Wildtrak were posted to the Ferd Fan Page and CarScoops earlier today and reveal gloss-black highlights on the front-end that appear to be derived from Ford's bigger pick-up truck products, such as the F-150...


2015 Ford Ranger facelift spied again in Thailand
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2015 Ford Ranger facelift spied again in Thailand

The base variant of the facelifted Ford Ranger has been spied free of camouflage in Thailand. The images, posted on automotive forum Headlight Mag, reveal the entry-level version of the 2015 Ranger, distinguished by its black grille and bumper, matching door mirrors and handles, steel wheels and steel tray behind its single-cab body...


2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak spotted undisguised
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2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak spotted undisguised

The 2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak ute has been spotted on the road in Thailand ahead of its official unveiling in the coming months. Images of the facelifted model driving on the road in Thailand have appeared on Australian site Performance Forums, with the pictures appearing to show the new-look Ford Ranger ute in top-spec Wildtrak guise...


2015 Ford Ranger facelift teased in new video
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2015 Ford Ranger facelift teased in new video

The 2015 Ford Ranger has been teased in a new video released by Ford Asia Pacific. The 19-second clip shows snapshots of the updated Ranger taking on water, gravel and sand before revealing a computer-generated front three-quarter image of the new ute, giving us our first undisguised look at the popular model’s mid-life facelift...


Ford Ranger outsells company's collective passenger line-up in October
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Ford Ranger outsells company's collective passenger line-up in October

The Ford Ranger ute line-up last month outsold the blue oval brand’s entire passenger car range — encompassing the Fiesta, Focus, Mondeo and Falcon — combined.  According to monthly VFACTS figures released today, Ford sold 2405 Rangers, comprising 1940 4x4 versions (up 29.2 per cent) and 465 4x2s (actually down 11...


Ford Ranger XLT Review : Wet weather weekender
Rating: 910 /10
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Ford Ranger XLT Review : Wet weather weekender

It’s pretty clear that these days the 4WD dual cab ute market has been thoroughly transformed – especially at the top end of the model range. Sadly for those of us that prefer our dual cabs covered in mud or loaded up with tool boxes, fashion has taken hold over purpose. Not too many top-spec dual cabs ever get dirty on a worksite anymore that’s for sure...


2015 Ford Ranger spied in Sydney
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2015 Ford Ranger spied in Sydney

The 2015 Ford Ranger upgrade has again been spied testing in Australia about 12 months out from launch, this time by the CarAdvice team in downtown Sydney.  The testing mule features significant frontal camouflage, pointing to a significant redesign. Behind the black cladding it is possible to discern a new hexagonal chrome-ringed grille, similar to the Everest concept...


2015 Ford Ranger spied testing in Victoria
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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...


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
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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 - $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.

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$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...

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$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...