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New Ford Ranger specs & features confirmed for Australia

Ford Australia has confirmed the local lineup of the new Ranger, which will arrive on the market in September, including engine options and standard features.

2016 Ford Ranger

The new Ranger, known as the PX Ranger MkII, is set to really shake up the very competitive ute segment when it arrives. It will come with a host of advanced driving technologies not usually associated with commercial vehicles.

Some of the features on offer include adaptive cruise control with forward collision warning, lane departure warning, lane keep assist, trailer sway control, and hill start and descent assist. On-board tyre pressure monitoring will also be available on some models, and emergency assistant capable of contacting emergency services automatically in the event of an accident.

Inside, the new dash design is complimented by Ford’s SYNC interface system with touch-screen control, and SYNC2 on the higher grade variants. The SYNC programs offer Bluetooth support, WiFi hotspot functionality (on some variants), with the range-topping Wildtrak also featuring digital radio and GPS sat-nav.

As for the engines, Ford Australia has confirmed the 2.2-litre turbo-diesel four-cylinder entry-level engine. It produces 118kW and 385Nm, available with either a six-speed manual or auto. The 3.2-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder carries across as well, producing 147kW and 470Nm. It’ll be available with both transmission options too.

In terms of off-road toughness, the base model Ranger XL comes with a locking rear differential as standard on the 4×2 Hi-Rider and 4×4 models, while 4×4 models offer a towing capacity of up to 3500kg and a water wading depth of 800mm.

Ford Australia is yet to confirm pricing for the new model, but you can see below for the variant highlights and features:

Ranger XL
Exterior:

  • 16-inch steel wheels

Seating:

  • Bucket seats
  • Four-way manual driver’s seat adjustment with lumbar support

Instrumentation and controls:

  • Auto headlamps

Comfort and Convenience:

  • Air conditioning – manual single zone
  • Floor coverings – vinyl
  • Power windows
  • Day/night inside rear view mirror
  • 230 V inverter (Double and Super Cab)

Audio:

  • Bluetooth with voice control
  • AM/FM stereo radio
  • Single MP3 compatible CD player
  • AUX/USB/iPod integration
  • 4.2-inch colour multi-function display
  • SYNC1

Safety, Security and Driver Assistance:

  • Locking rear differential (4×2 Hi-Rider and 4×4 models)
  • Alarm with perimeter, interior motion and vehicle movement sensors
  • Cruise control with steering wheel mounted buttons
  • Adjustable Speed Limiter

Exterior Body and Box Elements:

  • Inner and outer tie downs (Pick-up)
  • Load rest (Pick-up)

Ranger XL Plus – XL features plus:
Exterior:

  • 17-inch steel wheels with all-terrain tyres
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Plastic side steps

Instrumentation and controls:

  • Expanded wiring harness with 4-switch auxiliary bezel
  • Second battery

Audio:

  • 3.5-inch ice blue multi-function display

Ranger XLS – XL features plus:
Exterior:

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Front fog lamps

Comfort and Convenience:

  • Floor coverings – carpet
  • Front floor mats

Ranger XLT – XLS features plus:
Exterior:

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Towbar
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Plastic side steps with bright inserts
  • Sports bar with load box illumination
  • Privacy glass
  • Rear step bumper – accent steel
  • Power fold mirrors
  • Projector headlamps

Instrumentation and controls:

  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Dual colour 4.2-inch cluster screens

Comfort and Convenience:

  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cooled console
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel & gear knob
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror

Audio:

  • SD card slot
  • 8.0-inch colour touch-screen
  • Satellite navigation with Traffic Management Channel
  • SYNCTM 2
  • DAB radio
  • Mobile WiFi Hotspot

Safety, Security and Driver Assistance:

  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Rear park assist

Exterior Body and Box Elements:

  • Bedliner with 12V socket

Tech Pack Option:

  • Reverse camera
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Alert
  • Driver Impairment Monitor
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning

Ranger Wildtrak – XLT features plus:
Exterior:

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Plastic side steps with brushed inserts
  • Wildtrak sports bar
  • Rear step bumper – chrome
  • Puddle lamps

Seating:

  • Eight-way power driver’s seat adjustment with lumbar support
  • Leather heated front seats

Comfort and Convenience:

  • Front and rear floor mates – Wildtrak
  • Ambient Lighting

Safety, Security and Driver Assistance:

  • Front Park Assist
  • Reverse Camera

Exterior Body and Box Elements:

  • Roller shutter

Tech Pack Option:

  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Alert
  • Driver Impairment Monitor
  • Lane Keep Assist
  • Lane Departure Warning

 

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice.com.au. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.