FIRST THOUGHTS: The Ford Ranger has always been a tough performer on both job sites and off-road. With this new, locally designed and developed model, Ford has set the bar high and achieved levels of on-road refinement never before seen from the Ranger. Ford has Amarok and HiLux clearly and squarely in its sights.
It's easy to get a little misty eyed and slip on the rose tinted spectacles when you're test driving a bona fide local product. We spend so much seat time in vehicles designed and built overseas, that a true Aussie product is rare.
However, let's get that little bit of patriotism out of the way early. There's no need for it with Ranger. Sure the Ranger was developed and refined here, but it's heading to no less than 180 markets -- more than any other Ford product. And, it's going to kick some serious goals in every single one of them judging by our first drive.
Straight up, the Ranger looks like a truck, in the US sense of the word. Think Ford F150. There's no doubt that Ford's legendary truck DNA is on display here and I think that's a good thing. I've always appreciated a truck that looks like a truck. They are supposed to be tough as nails and built for the long haul. The Ranger looks like that, but it's also quite stylish and that's thanks to the subtle use of F-Truck DNA.
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2012 Toyota HiLux Quick Spin - NRMA Drivers Seat
There's little doubt the HiLux is the success story of the Toyota stable
and that's saying something for a brand that has its fingers in so many
different segments. The HiLux has for some time now been the undisputed
champ of the utility market across work sites, fleet sales and recreational
dual-cab 4WD sales.
Now though, the competition is starting to hot up for the legendary load
There are new versions of Ranger and BT-50 on the way, Amarok has gained a
small foothold since its launch, Holden Colorado, Mitsubishi Triton and
Nissan Navara will be refreshed soon and budget options from Mahindra,
Foton and Great Wall have muddied the waters especially for ute buyers
looking for a bargain basement option.
HiLux hasn't been a cheaper option for a long time and that hasn't really
changed with this refreshed version, but the price of the thing has never
seemed to bother buyers. If you plan to torture your ute for years, many
buyers simply don't look past a HiLux regardless of price.
With this refreshed version, there are no less than 35 models to choose
from starting with bargain basement single-cab Workmate platforms right up
to the aforementioned full-house dual-cab SR5.
Why the pricing tweak? Well, Toyota felt it was missing out on diesel sales
in the numerous segments the HiLux competes in and, as such, it has
sharpened the pricing across the range.
In basic terms, there are three cabins to choose from -- Single, Xtra and
Double-Cab, two body styles -- pick-up and cab-chassis, three equipment
grades -- WorkMate, SR and SR5, three engines -- two petrol and a diesel,
and the choice of 2WD or 4WD. And there's the choice of either manual and
auto transmissions as well.
Toyota points out that every 4WD HiLux now represents a lot more bangyou're
your buck, with anywhere from $1960 to $8340 of extra kit depending on the
model. Toyota Australia's senior executive director sales and marketing
David Buttner reckons the added specification and aggressive pricing will
further strengthen HiLux's reign as Australia's most popular commercial
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Toyota Hilux 4x4 2005 ANCAP Crash Test (4 stars)
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The Ford Ranger is now in its third generation and this latest model is
designed to offer the most car-like driving experience yet, without
compromising the Ranger's load-carrying or off-road abilities. There are
plenty of body style choices, a good choice of engines and the Ranger even
looks pretty good too.
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All-new Ranger is an impressive package that deserves to do well in what is
fast-becoming a highly-competitive sector of the market. Ford is back at
the top of the pick-up game.
Ford Ranger im Test: Offroad ein echter Kerl
Endlich -- werden sich die deutschen Ranger-Fans denken -- ist es vorbei
mit der biederen Optik des Pick-ups von Ford. Beim neuen Ranger sieht man
nun die Verwandtschaft zu den größeren "F"-Modellen, die in den USA die
meistverkaufte Pick-up-Baureihe darstellt. Unser Testfahrer Christian Jehle
hat den neuen Konkurrenten von Amarok und Co im Offroad-Park Langenaltheim
auf Herz und Nieren getestet.
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Ford Ranger. Мини-тест
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Ford Ranger (2012) [HD]
Mit der Neuauflage des Ranger schaltet Ford auf Angriff und bietet den Pick
up nun endlich auch als weltweites Modell an. In 180 Ländern kommt er auf
den Markt. Basismotor in Europa wird der 2,2-Liter Duratorq, der 150 PS und
375 Newtonmeter aktiviert. Daneben wird eine leistungsreduzierten Variante
mit 125 PS angeboten
New Ford Ranger 2012 - Cab Features
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The next generation Ford Ranger has many well thought-out touches to its
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Rangers will be built.
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Ford's latest global compact pickup is as calm and composed off the beaten
track as on sealed roads thanks to an all-new chassis frame, front and rear
suspension and steering system. With a best-in-class water-wading
capability of 800 mm and a ground clearance of up to 241 mm, the all-new
Ford Ranger has morphed into a lean, mean driving machine.
Ford Ranger Review (2012 Ford Ranger Limited)
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With its Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) the New Ford Ranger Limited
can help cope with trailer sway when towing. This is coupled with an
intelligent protection system which provides Driver and Front Passenger
airbags, Side Curtain Airbags, Driver and Front Passenger side impact
airbags, Drivers knee bolster airbag, together with ABS, Emergency Brake
Assist, and electronic brake force distribution. This is one of the safest
pickup trucks on the road -- a point emphasised by its NCAP 5 Star Safety
The all new Ford Ranger Limited has a new four wheel drive system
incorporating ESP, Traction Control, Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent
Control. With a comprehensive equipment level that includes cruise control,
automatic headlights, auto wipers with rain sensors and powered, heated
mirrors, the New Ford Ranger Limited has a specification to beat or equal
many prestige passenger vehicles on the road today.