With a choice between two engines and three different cabs, this truck could be a hit with laborers and enthusiasts alike.
Ford has unveiled the all-new Ford Ranger at the Commercial Vehicle Show in Birmingham, England. In its European form, the completely overhauled pick-up truck will be sold with a choice between two common-rail diesel engines, including a 200 PS (147 kW, 197 hp) 3.2-liter unit capable of 470 Nm (347 ft-lb) of torque.
A 2.2-liter 150 PS (110 kW, 148 hp) engine is also on offer. It churns out up to 375 Nm (277 ft-lb) of torque. Both engines are mated to new six-speed transmission, available as automatic or manual models. The manual has been refined to be more car-like, with a short throw, while the automatic has been designed to provide shifts that those in the cabin will barely notice.
“The all-new Ranger is a very capable and composed vehicle both on- and off-road,” said Ford Europe Commercial Vehicle executive Jesus Alonso in a press release. “It has been designed as a global vehicle and combines the best of all worlds – exceptional safety, outstanding fuel economy, contemporary styling, interior comfort, cutting edge technologies, and class-leading towing and payload capabilities – in a one-tonne package that fits in perfectly with the needs of our customers.”
Ford engineers focused on providing a fully usable, and comfortable, choice of three interior cabins with over 20 storage spaces, and glove box that is wide enough for a 16-inch laptop. Don't let the added comfort fool you: the truck can hold 1,333 kg (2939 lbs) in the bed, and has a towing capacity of 3,350 kg (7385 lbs).
Offered as a two-door single cab, RAP cab with two additional suicide doors, and a four-door double cab, the all-new Ford Ranger will go on sale globally later this year.
You can read much more about the truck in the press release below.