- The Ford Ranger now has Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection as standard on every model, from entry-level Ranger XL cab-chassis through to the Ford Performance Ranger Raptor
- In addition to a five-star ANCAP rating, Driver Assist Technology now standard on every Ford Ranger includes AEB with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Aid with Driver Alert System, Traffic Sign Recognition and Auto High Beami
- Ford Ranger XL and XLS also benefit from an acoustic windscreen for enhanced cabin refinement, while XL Cab-Chassis variants now feature a provision allowing an optional rear view camera to be fitted and integrated into the SYNC display
“Ranger has a tradition of leading technology, which includes being the first pick-up to achieve a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and in 2018 we added more powertrain choices and significant Driver Assist Technology coupled with a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty,” said Ford Australia and New Zealand President and CEO, Kay Hart. “Now, AEB with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Aid, Traffic Sign Recognition and Automatic High Beam is standard on every Ranger, from the entry-level Ranger XL cab-chassis all the way through to the Ford Performance Ranger Raptor.”
The new technology suite comes with a host of smart updates for Ranger and Ranger Raptor, which sees a high level of equipment that spans the complete line-up, including cab-chassis models, building on the Ranger’s five-star ANCAP rating.
“The standard inclusion of AEB on the Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor is great news for ute buyers and other road users,” said ANCAP Chief Executive, James Goodwin. “As one of Australia’s top sellers, having this important safety technology fitted across the Ranger line-up will have a big impact.”
Building on the significant changes introduced to Ranger in late 2018, which included an advanced Bi-Turbo, 10-speed powertrain option and new features such as Semi-Auto Active Park Assisti, HID headlamps, Smart Keyless Entry and Tailgate with Lift Assistance, the Ranger line-up has never offered such a comprehensive array of technology, driver assist and convenience features.
Ranger’s highly-competitive capabilities remain unchanged, including a maximum 1476kgii payload, 3500kg towing capabilityiii and class-leading 800mmiv water wading.
Ranger and Ranger Raptor: The Standard in Driver Assist Technology
The Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor’s standard Driver Assist Technologyi suite is the most comprehensive ever offered. Every model in the Ranger line-up now comes with the following technology as standard equipment:
Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detectioni (new to XL/XLS/XLT/Ranger Raptor)
Lane Keeping Aid with Driver Alert Systemi (new to XL/XLS/XLT)
Traffic Sign Recognition (new to XL/XLS/XLT)
Automatic High Beam (new to XL/XLS/XLT)
Rear View Camera (Pick-up models)
Rear Parking Sensors (Pick-up models)
Cruise Control with adjustable speed limiter
Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) incorporating ABS, Load Adaptive Control, Roll Over Mitigation, Traction Control and Trailer Sway Controli
Hill Descent Controli
Hill Launch Assisti
In addition, further improving the entry-level Ranger XL and XLS models is an acoustic windscreen. Previously exclusive to the Ranger XLT, Wildtrak and Ford Performance Ranger Raptor, the acoustic windscreen adds a layer of sound dampening material within the windscreen material, which reduces noise intrusion for greater levels of comfort and refinement.
Ranger smart options: More practical, greater affordability
The Ranger line-up also benefits from refined options and accessories choices for Australian customers. The new Genuine Ford Accessory Rear-view Camera Kit can be fully integrated into the SYNC system on cab chassis models, and features a rugged, heavy-duty housing and includes brackets and wiring to ensure easy fitment to a wide variety of tray types.
The further demonstrates the strength of Ford Service Benefits, including the added value of a Service Loan Car, Auto Club membership (including Roadside Assistance), Sat-nav updates, Vehicle Report Card, and the peace of mind of experienced Factory Trained Technicians when customers service at participating Dealers.
Ford Performance Ranger Raptor: More than 4x4 of the Year
The Ford Performance Ranger Raptor now has Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detectioni as standard, in addition to Driver Assist Technology that already is included in this ground-breaking model.
Recently crowned 2019 4x4 of the Year by 4x4 Australia magazine, the Ranger Raptor now has power adjustable front seating as standard, with eight-way power adjustment on both the driver and front-passenger seats. The Ranger Raptor’s unique front seats have been specifically designed and engineered for Ranger Raptor, with additional bolstering and design to match its Ford Performance steering wheel and unique gauge cluster enjoyed by Ranger Raptor customers.
The updated Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor goes on sale in Australian Ford dealerships from June 2019.