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All-New Ford Ranger Debuts With More Power, Capability And Technologies

• Bold, powerful and confident, the taut and toned all-new Ranger will be the new face of Built Ford Tough for compact pickup truck customers in 180 markets around the world – the result of a new global compact pickup truck platform

• Ranger comprehensively transforms the compact pickup truck ownership experience with more capability, more power and more features than ever before

• Ranger introduces three new engines – including two Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engines with up to 470 Nm of torque – and new six-speed transmissions engineered for uncompromised capability

• Exceptional towing capability and a payload capacity of up to 1500 kilograms on selected models clearly signal how the all-new model extends the Ford Ranger heritage of strength

• With more features and smart technologies than ever before seen on a Ford Ranger, including Adaptive Load Control, Trailer Sway Control, Rear Park Assist and the segment's first Rearview Camera system, the next-generation model is amongst the most high-tech vehicles in the compact pickup segment

• Ranger offers new safety innovations, along with a comfortable, quiet, more refined ride. The new Ford pickup is executed with outstanding levels of craftsmanship and quality

SYDNEY – The all-new Ford Ranger – the latest in a wave of global vehicles – makes its worldwide debut today at the Australian International Motor Show. The all-new Ranger has a powerful presence and promises to give pickup truck owners more can-do capability and a transformed truck ownership experience.

From impressive gains in power and safety to exceptional towing capability, the next-generation Ford Ranger emerges as a clear segment leader. It not only builds on the tremendous Ranger heritage of pickup truck capability, but it also gives truck owners a spacious, comfortable, feature-filled interior and sophisticated driving experience they would expect to find only in a car.

Amongst the most high-tech in its segment, Ranger is the impressive result of an all-new global compact pickup truck platform from Ford – the latest to emerge under the company’s One Ford initiative – and Mazda. It replaces two previous-generation compact truck platforms currently in production to present a new face of Built Ford Tough to customers around the world.

Built on innovation, it boasts a list of technologies and features to lead the segment – including a new Rearview Camera System, Rear Park Assist, Trailer Sway Control and Adaptive Load Control. Ford plans to reveal even more new Ranger technologies in the coming months.

Destined for sale across five continents and more than 180 markets, Ranger will be offered as a complete family of compact trucks – with three different cab body styles, 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains, two ride heights and up to five series choices, depending on the market.

“We know trucks so we leveraged our best expertise from around the globe to create the all-new Ford Ranger,” said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development. “Focusing our global resources on a single new compact pickup truck platform meant we could deliver significant improvements, technologies and features that owners will value, along with impressive fuel economy that alone will be a reason to buy.”

The all-new Ranger reflects Ford’s insight into compact pickup buyers around the world and their evolving wants.

“Compact pickups are hugely important to customers in many regions of the world,” said Jim Farley, group vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service. “For many, it’s the only vehicle in a household headed by a hard-working person others depend on. These people need a truck that can get the job done – and they’ll be amazed how Ranger’s smart new technologies make the job easier. And increasingly, they’re also looking for the kinds of features, technologies, spaciousness and refinement you’d expect in a car, and Ranger is just as innovative here.”

Photos: Ford

(Oct. 15, 2010)

 


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