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Ford Ranger to land with 600Nm of grunt from new V6 turbo diesel engine.

Ford has confirmed the drivetrain lineup for its new Ford Ranger and Everest, with the new V6 turbo diesel heading the options.

Sitting alongside the carryover 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel that produces 154kW at 3750rpm and 500Nm from 1750-2000rpm, the V6 diesel provides a healthy boost in grunt. Available optionally for the new Ranger XLT, Sport and Wildtrack, and standard on the Everest Sport and Platinum, the bent-six oiler produces 184kW of power at 3250rpm and 600Nm of torque at 1750-2250 rpm.

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“We’re offering this engine specifically because some customers told us they wanted more power and torque for towing and extreme off-roading,” said Pritika Maharaj, Ranger and Everest program manager.

“We did a lot of application calibration and validation work in both the US and Australia to make sure it would meet the needs of Ranger and Everest customers.

“The 3.0-litre V6 turbo-diesel delivers. When you drive a Ranger with the V6 turbo-diesel, it feels like a much bigger truck. And it feels strong in the sense that it’s got plenty of power and torque, which is exactly what our customers told us they wanted.”

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Both the new V6 and the bi-turbo diesel are mated to a ten-speed automatic transmission. A single-turbo 2.0-litre with six-speed automatic will be fitted to entry-level Ranger models, producing 125kW at 3500 rpm and 405 Nm from 1750-2500rpm.

Above the Wildtrack is the Ranger Raptor, which gets a 3.0-litre V6 twin-turbo petrol engine producing 292kW and 583Nm through a ten-speed automatic. However, the Raptor is limited to a 2500kg braked towing capacity while the other drivetrains get a 3500kg rating.

On XLT models and above, Ranger also now features rear disc brakes as standard, and Ford’s factory tow pack now includes an integrated trailer brake controller.

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Two four-wheel drive systems are available for the Ranger. The base four-wheel drive is a ‘part-time’ system like the old generation, with a two-speed electronic shift-on-the-fly transfer case offering 2H, 4H and 4L. The new option is an on-demand four-wheel drive system (2H, 4A, 4H, and 4L) which allows Ranger to be driven in four-wheel drive on high-traction surfaces via its 4A (automatic) mode. When selected, the system continuously distributes power between the front and rear axles.

“This means a Ranger driver can just leave the truck in four-wheel drive (4A) and head off down the highway, down a country road, over a snowy mountain or across a sand dune without having to do anything else,” said Rob Hugo, dynamic experiences supervisor, Ranger.

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Pricing is yet to be announced, however, Ford has detailed available packs and options ahead of the model launch (below).

OFF-ROAD WHEEL & TYRE PACKS 

XL 17in Steel Wheel Pack 4×4 only

  • 17in Steel Wheel (in lieu of 16in Steel)
  • AT Tyre in lieu of AS Tyre
  • Steel Spare 17in

XLS 17in Alloy Wheel 4×4 only

  • 17in Alloy Wheel (in lieu of 16in Alloy)
  • AT Tyre in lieu of AS Tyre
  • Steel Spare 17in

XLT 17in All Terrain Tyre 4×4 only

  • AT Tyre in lieu of AS tyre (including Spare)

Sport 18in All Terrain Tyre only

  • AT Tyre in lieu of AS Tyre (including spare)

XL / XLS 4X2 Off-Road Pack

  • Rear Diff Lock / Locking Rear Axle
  • Steel underbody protection (in lieu of plastic)
  • 17in Steel Wheel with AT Tyre

XLT  4×2 Off-Road Pack

  • Steel underbody protection (in lieu of plastic)
  • 17in AT Tyre in lieu of AS Tyre, 17in Steel Spare
  • Locking Rear Axle is Standard on XLT 4×2

Raptor Beadlock Capable Wheel

  • 17in Alloy Beadlock Capable Wheel – fitted with a forged ‘dress ring’ for appearance purposes only
  • Customers must purchase Accessory Beadlock Ring Kit separately at additional cost
  • Carryover 17in AT Tyre
  • Matching Spare Wheel


TECH PACKS

XLS Tech Pack 4×2 & 4×4

  • SYNC 4A13 with embedded Satellite Navigation27, DAB & TMC
  • Dual Zone Climate Control (in lieu of manual A/C)
  • 2nd Row Air Register vents
  • Smart Keyless Entry with Push Button Start (PEPS) incl body coloured door handles (in lieu of black)

Wildtrak Premium Pack

  • 6x Overhead Auxiliary Switch bank
  • Matrix LED headlamps
  • Full LED Tail Lamps
  • Premium Audio B&O29 + 10 Speakers


TOURING PACK

Touring Pack (XLT / SPORT 4×4 Pick-Up Only)

  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • 360-degree Camera17 (incl. Puddle Lamps on Mirrors)
  • Zone Lighting


TOWING PACK

XL and XLS only

  • Integrated Trailer Brake Controller
  • Tow Bar


INDEPENDENT OPTIONS

  • Raptor Decals
  • XL 4×2/4×4 Heavy duty suspension
  • Prestige Paint
  • XL/XLS Pickup – Spray-in Bedliner
  • XLT/Sport Pickup – Spray-in Bedliner, in lieu of Drop in

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