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Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Europe
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22nd Aug 2018
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Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Europe

Ford Europe has confirmed the Ranger Raptor will go on sale in the region, arriving in showrooms mid-way through next year. Debuting at the Gamescom video game trade fair in Cologne, Germany – also where Ford Europe is headquartered – the Ranger Raptor is very much the same as the model sold in Australia, featuring various off-road mechanical upgrades and a 2.0-litre 'EcoBlue' bi-turbo diesel engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
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Poll: 2018 Ranger Raptor rolls the Mercedes-Benz X350d
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13th Aug 2018
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Poll: 2018 Ranger Raptor rolls the Mercedes-Benz X350d

It might not have V6 power, but the Ford Ranger Raptor has held sway over the Mercedes-Benz X350d in our latest poll, winning 55 per cent of the vote. More than 2000 people got involved in the head-to-head, with the Blue Oval's narrow victory suggesting pumped-up looks and crazy off-road ability are worth more than a three-pointed star at the top end of the dual-cab ute market. At least, they are on social media...
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Ford Ranger Raptor: Why can it only tow 2500kg?
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27th Jul 2018
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Ford Ranger Raptor: Why can it only tow 2500kg?

One of the biggest complaints most of you had – outside of engine performance – about the Ford Ranger Raptor launched in Darwin this week was the lack of towing capacity and payload. Why can't the Ranger Raptor tow or carry as much load as its counterparts? It mainly comes down to the suspension.
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Utes dominate the June sales charts
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4th Jul 2018
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Utes dominate the June sales charts

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4th Jul 2018
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Utes dominate the June sales charts

Utes dominate the June sales charts
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2016-17 Ford Ranger recalled – UPDATE
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21st Jun 2018
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2016-17 Ford Ranger recalled – UPDATE

UPDATE, 21/6/18: Ford Australia has expanded this recall, and has announced parts are now available to rectify the fault. See article for more details. Ford Australia has issued a recall for 73,000 Ranger utes, over concerns a buildup of debris on the vehicle's underbody could pose a fire risk. The Blue Oval says affected units can accumulate vegetation on the underside of the vehicle when driven over long grass.
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VFACTS: May 2018 new vehicle sales
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5th Jun 2018
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VFACTS: May 2018 new vehicle sales

New-vehicle sales fell 2.1 per cent in May over the same month in 2017, to 100,754 units. However, the market remains on track to eclipse last year’s all-time annual record, with 475,222 sales counted over the first five months. SUV sales grew by 8.4 per cent in May, yielding 42,973 buyers or 42.7 per cent market share. Passenger car sales fell a statistically significant 15.6 per cent, reducing their market share to 32.5 per cent*.
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