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The Australian-designed Ford Ranger stands tall amongst the commercial crowd

26 Sep 2011

The Ford Ranger is a workhorse ute designed and developed in Australia, but produced in Brazil, South Africa and Thailand.

It is a rugged workhorse using a tough ladder frame – unlike monocoque car-based machines such as the Falcon ute – and consequently has a massive towing capacity of up to 3350kg or can carry up to 1528kg in the back. High-riding 4x2 and 4x4 models can also wade to depths of 800mm.

The Ranger is available as a single-cab, slightly larger super-cab and full five- or six-seat double-cab. Engines include an entry-level 2.5-litre petrol four-cylinder, a 2.2-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel and a range-topping 3.2-litre inline five-cylinder turbo-diesel.

Standard safety equipment includes electronic stability control on all models and six airbags on all models except for the cab-chassis single-cab XL.

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Model release date: 1 September 2011 to 1 July 2015

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Ranger

Released: January 2007
Ended: September 2011
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The PK Ranger was introduced in 2007 with a new name, but was an update of the much older Courier, which was originally developed by Mazda and also sold as the BT-50. , , Ford ditched the V6 petrol engine option when it introduced the new Ranger name, offering only a 2.5-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with 105kW and 330Nm, and a 3.0-litre four-cylinder turbo-diesel with 115kW and 380Nm., , There were single-cab, super-cab and crew-cab models. A premium Wildtrak model was added later., , Towing capacity was increased from the Courier’s 1800kg to 2250kg for the 2.5-litre diesel and rose to 3000kg for the 3.0-litre model.

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