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2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Ford revealed for the first time the new Ford Ranger pick-up that will deliver more power, greater fuel-efficiency, enhanced refinement and advanced driver assistance technologies for customers across Europe from mid-2019.

The stylish and versatile new version of Europe’s best-selling pick-up introduces Ford’s sophisticated 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for optimised emissions, delivering up to a 9 per cent fuel-efficiency improvement when combined with an advanced new 10-speed automatic transmission.

The new Ranger engine line-up will be led by the powerful Bi-turbo version of the 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine, delivering 213 PS and 500 Nm of torque – up by 13 PS and 30 Nm compared with the current 3.2-litre TDCi diesel – for greater load-hauling capability.

Available in Regular Cab, Super Cab, and Double Cab body styles, the new Ranger features four-wheel drive as standard, and offers business and leisure users new tools to boost convenience and productivity, including Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity and FordPass Connect on-board modem technology.

Ranger is the first vehicle in its class to offer Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Intelligent Speed Limiter as standard. Active Park Assist is now also available, in addition to the existing range of advanced driving technologies designed to make driving less stressful and to help avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions.

2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

“The new Ford Ranger provides customers with an unbeatable combination of pulling power, fuel-efficiency and smart driver-assistance technology, and our cutting-edge EcoBlue engine equipped with the latest SCR technology exceeds the new stringent emissions regulations,” said Roelant de Waard, vice president, Marketing, Sales & Service, Ford of Europe. “Our new Ford Ranger Raptor will ramp up the excitement even further when the thoroughbred desert racer and extreme lifestyle off-roader goes on sale for true enthusiast off-roaders at the same time.”

Double Cab, high-power new Ranger variants now feature Active Noise Control technology for improved refinement. Flagship Ford Ranger Wildtrak models and luxurious Ranger Limited both also offer new premium features, including an easy-lift tailgate.

Delivering class-leading ability to wade through water up to 800 mm deep, and with 230 mm of ground clearance, new Ranger is designed and engineered to comfortably handle extreme terrains whether for work or lifestyle pursuit. A 29-degree approach angle and 21-degree departure angle enable drivers to feel confident when taking on steep obstacles. Off-road strengths are matched by towing capability of up to 3,500 kg and payload capacity of up to 1,252 kg.

Ford recorded class-leading Ranger sales of 51,500 units in Europe in 2018, an increase of more than 15 per cent compared with 2017. The Ford Performance-developed new Ranger Raptor – the toughest and most high-performing Ranger ever – also goes on sale to thrill-seeking customers across Europe in mid-2019.

2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

2.0-litre EcoBlue power and refinement
Ranger’s powerful new 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine – delivering optimised performance alongside improved fuel-efficiency – is offered with:

Single variable-geometry turbocharger delivering 130 PS; 340 Nm of torque; and from 209 g/km CO2 emissions and 8.0 l/100 km fuel-efficiency
Single variable-geometry turbocharger delivering 170 PS; 420 Nm of torque; and from 216 g/km CO2 emissions and 8.3 l/100 km fuel-efficiency
Bi-turbo technology with variable-geometry high-pressure and fixed-geometry low-pressure turbocharger delivering 213 PS; 500 Nm of torque; and from 228 g/km CO2 emissions and 9.2 l/100 km fuel-efficiency
The compact single turbocharger has been specifically designed to deliver more air at lower engine rpm compared with the outgoing 2.2-litre TDCi engine, for a light and urgent feel across the rev-range.

In the range-topping Bi-turbo variant, the two turbochargers work in series at lower engine speeds for enhanced torque and responsiveness. At higher engine speeds, the smaller turbo is bypassed and the larger turbo provides boost to deliver high power.

In addition to a slick-shifting six-speed manual gearbox, the 170 PS and 213 PS powertrains offer Ford’s class-leading 10-speed automatic transmission, with performance and durability proven in applications as diverse as the Ford F-150 pick-up and the new Ford Mustang. A wider spread of ratios and features including real-time adaptive shift-scheduling that allows the transmission to adapt to changing conditions – enable the optimal gear to be selected for performance, fuel-efficiency or refinement in any driving scenario.

Ford engineering data, based on a real-world driving cycles, indicates an improvement in fuel-efficiency of up to 9 per cent using the 10-speed automatic transmission and 4 per cent for the manual powertrain versions compared with equivalent outgoing powertrains.

The 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine features friction-reducing innovations including a 10 mm offset crank design that reduces rubbing forces against the cylinder walls of the downsized four-cylinder iron block, and an optimised valve-train featuring a single-piece camshaft module.

Enhanced refinement is supported using piezoelectric technology that uses electrically responsive crystals to closely control fuel delivery – typically found in premium passenger-car engines – incorporated into the body of the engine’s injector units.

2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Keeping drivers connected
The new Ford Ranger introduces advanced connectivity features to keep owners and operators connected on the move.
The FordPass Connect on-board modem turns the Ranger into a mobile Wi-Fi hotspot with connectivity for up to 10 Wi-Fi enabled devices, and also enables a range of features to be accessed via the FordPass mobile app – making the vehicle ownership and operating experience easier and more productive for owner-drivers and fleet drivers, including:

Vehicle Status, allowing the driver to remotely monitor items such as oil level, tyre pressures and mileage before setting off
Vehicle Locator, helping drivers find their vehicle in busy car parks or unfamiliar work locations
Remote lock/unlock, allowing the driver to allow access for colleagues, or giving the driver peace of mind that the vehicle is locked
Further advanced technologies include Ford’s SYNC 3 communications and entertainment system that can be operated using simple, voice commands, or via pinch and swipe gestures on an eight-inch touchscreen and is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto™; and Ford’s MyKey system which allows fleet managers to program the key to limit driver’s speed and radio volume, and to permanently switch on active safety features.

2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

A smarter, safer driving experience
The new Ranger is the first vehicle in its class to offer Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Intelligent Speed Limiter technologies as standard, helping drivers avoid or mitigate the effects of accidents and avoid incurring costly speeding fines.

Ford’s Pedestrian Detection technology uses forward-facing camera and radar to detect people in the road, and automatically applies the brakes if the driver does not respond to warnings. If the system detects a pedestrian and determines that a collision has become imminent, the driver will first receive an audible alarm and visual warning in the instrument cluster.

Should the driver fail to respond, the system then shortens the time required to apply the brakes by reducing the gap between brake pads and discs. If there is still no response from the driver, the brakes are applied automatically and the vehicle speed is reduced.

Intelligent Speed Limiter combines Ford’s Speed Limiter and Traffic Sign Recognition technologies, to help ensure the new Ranger’s maximum speed is automatically adjusted to remain within changing speed limits.

Drivers activate Intelligent Speed Limiter using steering wheel controls to set a maximum vehicle speed. The system uses a windscreen-mounted camera to monitor road signs and when the speed limit is lower than that maximum set speed, slows the vehicle as required. As the speed limit rises, the system allows the driver to accelerate up to the set speed, providing it does not exceed the new speed limit.

For the first time, the new Ranger offers the Ford KeyFree System and Ford Power starter button, and the tailgate lock is now integrated into the central locking system. Available Active Park Assist technology helps steer the vehicle into parallel parking spaces, while the driver controls acceleration and braking.

Further driver assistance technologies continue to deliver comfort and convenience for drivers, including Lane-Keeping Alert and Lane-Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, front and rear parking sensors, rear-view camera, and a standard Electronic Stability Control system with rollover mitigation and trailer sway control.

The new Ranger driving experience is also enhanced with suspension revised to deliver a more refined ride. Spring and damper rates are tuned to deliver ride and handling unique to each variant’s character.

2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

Tough, modern design
Assertive new Ranger styling delivers a powerful presence on the road. Enhancements include a revised front bumper design and a new grille, the central horizontal bar now split along its length into two slim sections. New premium colour options include Diffused Silver and Blue Lightning, and higher-series versions feature premium xenon headlamps and LED daytime running lights.

The comfortable and car-like interior is now delivered with an Ebony Black environment, and the painted surfaces are given a greater shine and depth. Models equipped with 10-speed automatic transmission also feature a more upscale gear-selector knob. The luxurious Ranger Limited features black leather seats and introduces an exclusive 17-inch alloy-wheel design.

The striking new Ford Ranger Wildtrak stands out from the crowd with a special Saber Orange exterior colour, and a contrasting unique dark, titanium-effect finish for the trapezoidal grille and distinctive outboard air-intakes. The same titanium-effect accent colour continues to the side mirrors, door handles, side air vents and load-bed rails, for a bold and sporty appearance.

The Wildtrak’s new interior delivers a more upscale, sporting appeal; featuring dark-satin chrome elements, a gloss-finish decorative spear and upscale partial-leather seats embossed with Wildtrak graphics.

Both Limited and Wildtrak feature a new easy-lift tailgate fitted with a torsion bar that significantly reduces the effort required to lift the tailgate back up into its closed position.

“The new Ford Ranger is ready for the demands of the modern world; it’s tough and capable enough to haul all week, then carry jet skis to a lake or a quad bike to an off-road trail at the weekend,” de Waard said.

2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
2020 Ford Ranger Wildtrak

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2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

The first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor, Ford’s latest off-road, performance pick-up truck, blasted out from behind its camouflage during a reveal event in Thailand. The ultimate Ranger is purposefully designed, built and tested to set a benchmark as the only factory-built performance truck across Asia Pacific. Designed by Ford Performance team for the true enthusiast off-roader, Ford Ranger Raptor strengthens Ford’s commitment to deliver high performance pickup trucks to Ford customers. The Ford Ranger Raptor features distinctive design cues inside and out that are functionally driven. At the front, a stunning new grille takes styling cues from the world’s first factory-built high performance off road truck, the F-150 Raptor. The iconic block FORD lettering proudly positioned within the grille design is unmistakable when emerging from a dust cloud. A frame mounted front-bumper system is designed to offer desert durability performance and a distinctive presence. The front bumper also includes new LED fog lamps with functional air-curtain ducts, which help to reduce air resistance of the body.

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

Using composite materials, the front fenders not only look tough, but resist dents and dings often associated with off-road usage. The flared shape of the fenders are required for the long travel suspension and oversized tires. The exterior color palate offerings include Lightning Blue, Race Red, Shadow Black, Frozen White, as well as a unique Hero color for the Ford Ranger Raptor, Conquer Grey. Contrasting Dyno Grey accents helps to accentuate the vehicle’s look even further. Vehicle stance is noticeably bigger from every angle, standing at an impressive 1873mm tall, 2180mm wide and 5398mm long, with wider front and rear tracks at 1710mm. Ground clearance is increased to 283mm, while the approach angle of 32.5°, ramp over angle of 24°, and departure angle of 24° as a package are superior to anything seen before.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

Starting from the ground up, the side steps are a cut above the rest. The step boards were designed specifically to prevent rock spray from hitting the rear of the truck and the holes have been designed to drain sand, mud and snow. The tough high-strength aluminium alloy die-cast main step board is designed for durability, undergoing testing which includes a load of 100kg being applied 84,000 times to simulate over 10 years in the field. A two-stage coating process involves the main step board firstly being powder-coated, before then having a robust grit-paint applied which results in a tough appearance that is also highly durable – scuff, scratch, stain-resistant with superior resistance to environmental weathering. At the rear, a modified rear bumper comes with an integrated tow bar and two recovery hooks rated at 3.8 tonnes. Updated styling to the rear includes flush sensor bezels and specially packaged and styled tow connectors. Providing an abundance of space, the 1560mm x 1743mm tray has been designed with the weekend explorer in mind, while the 2500kg towing capacity also accounts for dirt bikes or jet-skis, as well as traditional work needs during the week.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

Inside, Ranger Raptor offers a tailored Ford Performance DNA interior design with a high level of craftsmanship, harmonious colours and durable materials suitable for both off-road driving and everyday use. The seats are specially designed for off-road high speed performance support, allowing the driver to engage in enthusiastic handling, while also providing superior on-road comfort. The use of technical suede on the seats for additional occupant grip shows the practicality behind the material choice. Multiple long-distance drive events were staged to gauge just how the seats perform over an extended period of time, both on highways and off-road tracks to simulate customer usage. The dual hardness cushion ticked all the boxes, providing superior lateral support and reduced feel of any chassis vibration. This is achieved by a modified structure, using bolsters on the seat back for greater support.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

When getting behind the wheel, Ford Ranger Raptor drivers will notice the detailed cockpit differences everywhere they look, including the blue stitching and leather accents. The cluster has aggressive styling, encompassing a host of Driver Assist features. The steering wheel is distinctively different; new Raptor DNA lightweight magnesium paddle shifters for crisp gear changing are easily accessible near the perforated leather hand grip sections on the rim for precision off-road shifting when you really need it. Ford Performance DNA has played a significant role in the purposeful styling, including the ‘On-centre’ marker – a red stripe at the top-middle of the wheel to let you know where the centre is when operating the vehicle at high speed. The steering wheel is finished off with the Raptor logo debossed into the spoke bezel.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

The Ford Ranger Raptor powertrain features cutting edge technology to offer more power and torque, better fuel economy, less weight and with off-road specific calibrations for engine, transmission, driveline, steering, brakes and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system. In a revolutionary move to deliver incredible performance and responsiveness, a 10-Speed transmission is combined with a new 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine in the Ranger Raptor to deliver a maximum of 213PS (157kW) of power and 500Nm of torque. Ford engineers have tested the new powertrain extensively in order to prove out durability.
2018 Ford Ranger Raptor
2018 Ford Ranger Raptor

This testing includes running a ‘thermo cycle’ on the engine, heating both turbos to the point of glowing red for 200 hours non-stop. It can withstand this torture thanks to the turbo bearings and low-pressure (LP) turbo being water cooled to reduce temperature, avoid over-heating and protect the air induction components. Working as a team, the smaller, high-pressure (HP) turbo is connected in a sequence to the larger, LP turbo and is controlled with by-pass valves that determine the operating mode depending on engine speed. At lower engine speeds, the two turbos work in series, enhancing torque and responsiveness, while at higher engine speeds, the small HP turbo is bypassed, and the higher LP turbo provides boost to deliver more power.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor

The Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission is shared with the F-150 Raptor and has been created with high-strength steel, aluminium alloys and composites to optimize durability and weight. Having 10 gears means a wider ratio-span resulting in better acceleration and responsiveness. With more room to optimize gear spacing, engineers could customize gear progression far more efficiently than before, providing more accurate – and quicker – upshift and downshift capability. The all-new electronic system features real-time adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms engineered to help ensure the right gear is selected at the right time. A unique transmission calibration also includes a ‘Live in Drive’ function, meaning that the paddle shifters are always available for manual gear selection override.
20189 Ford Ranger Raptor
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor