For nearly 20 years, the Ranger has been one of Ford’s most popular bakkies across the globe, providing millions of customers with Ford Tough Truck capabilities. Having gone through a comprehensive global development program, the all-new Ranger builds on its strong heritage and is blazing new trails ahead. Designed and developed by a global team headquartered in Australia, the product development teams had full access to Ford’s global capabilities, testing facilities and pickup truck knowledge.
The pickup is manufactured in three continents with South Africa producing vehicles at its Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria for export to 148 markets around the world. The all-new Ranger will ultimately be sold in 180 markets, making it one of the farthest-reaching Ford products in the world.
Everything is new – engines, gearboxes, frame, suspension, steering system, brakes, chassis, exterior sheet metal, vehicle interior. The list continues with brand-new features for safety and passenger comfort.
Tested in South Africa, Australia, Dubai, Thailand, North America, Brazil and Sweden, Ranger had to face severe heat and cold, monsoon rains, high altitudes as well as rushing rivers, arid deserts and potholed roads. Prototypes clocked more than a million kilometres on the road supported by countless hours of exhaustive testing in state-of-the-art laboratories..