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.

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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.

The new Ranger appeared in its most production-ready form yet at this month’s Bangkok Motor Show in Thailand.

The Ranger will be available with three different engines: a 122kW/226Nm 2.5-litre petrol and two TDCi diesels – a 110kW/375Nm 2.2-litre four-cylinder and a 147kW/470Nm 3.2-litre five-cylinder.

Transmission options will include six-speed manual and six-speed automatic units.

The wheelbase of the new Ranger is longer than the outgoing model and the suspension set-up is completely new, leading to improved handling both on- and off-road.

Maximum towing capacity of 3.2-litre models is 3350kg, while water wading of 4x4 and 4x2 Hi-Rider models is a class-leading 800mm.

The interior of the Double Cab has more than 20 storage areas, including a chilled centre console connected to the climate control system. Other features include satellite navigation, voice control, Bluetooth phone connectivity, steering wheel cruise and audio controls, automatic headlights and wipers, rear parking sensors and rear-view camera (all features dependent on model line).

In top specification, the Ranger will come with a comprehensive safety package of seven airbags, electronic stability control, trailer sway control, hill launch assist, hill descent control, adaptive load traction control and roll-over mitigation.

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