Ford Australia is heading the engineering project for the global Ranger platform, expected to go on sale in late 2011.
As our previous report indicated, Ford Australia is currently testing petrol and diesel variants of the Ranger.
Petrol variants of the Ranger are expected to use Ford's latest EcoBoost engine technology, similar to what will be fitted in the 2011 Ford Falcon.
A 3000kg towing capacity will make the 2012 Ford Ranger a winner amongst tradesmen and those that tow caravans.
CarAdvice will keep you posted as more information comes to hand.