The Ranger ute was the second best-selling automobile in Australia all through 2019, and represented greater than two-thirds of all Ford gross sales.

Ford Australia has given its Ranger line-up a value improve – becoming a member of different manufacturers in recent currency-driven changes – whereas including new variants and new choices to the vary.

Virtually each variant has risen in value by $400 since Could, with the exception being the flagship Ford Ranger Raptor, which has elevated by $700.

Ford has additionally bolstered the line-up, with the introduction of XL Particular Version and XLT Totally Loaded variants.

The Ford Ranger is at present the second best-selling automobile in Australia (after the Toyota HiLux), and in June CarAdvice reported Ford’s two Thailand factories had been struggling to keep up with local demand.

The bottom-model Ford Ranger two-wheel-drive 2.2-litre XL cab-chassis is now priced from $29,190 plus on-road prices. The most well-liked mannequin within the line-up, the three.2-litre XLT double cab, now has a beginning pricing of $57,440 plus on highway prices.

In the meantime, the flagship Ford Ranger Raptor now has a really helpful retail value of $77,190 plus on-road prices.

The brand new XL Particular Version features a factory-fitted bullbar with LED gentle bar, and a fixed-mount snorkel to the present Ranger XL 4×4 Cab Chassis.

It has a really helpful drive-away value of $49,990.

Above: The 2020 Ranger XL Particular Version, high of article: XLT Totally Loaded

The brand new XLT Totally Loaded brings a brand new look to the usual XLT, and contains semi-auto parking, adaptive cruise management, 18-inch black alloy wheels, and a alternative of powertrains. For these tweaks, the Totally Loaded prices $1500 over the equal XLT double–cab.

New non-obligatory extras are additionally now out there.

A heavy-duty bundle is obtainable on a wide range of single-cab, super-cab and double-cab physique configurations for each the cab-chassis and pick-up Ranger XL 4×4.

The bundle combines heavy-duty suspension, 17 x 7.5-inch black-painted metal wheels, Continental ContiCrossContact all-terrain tyres, strong wheel nuts, black aspect steps (besides on the only cab chassis), and a rear-view digicam equipment (on fashions that don’t have already got this characteristic).

The heavy-duty bundle prices between $1600 and $2000, relying on the physique sort.

The Continental ContiCrossContact all-terrain tyres may also be bought as a stand-alone possibility, with a really helpful retail value of $500 per set.

A brand new spray-in bedliner is non-obligatory on all XL, XLS, XLT double cab pick-up fashions. Ford claims the choice improves sturdiness, energy, and value when in comparison with a ‘drop in’ or aftermarket bedliner. It prices an additional $300 or $800, relying on the physique sort.

The XLS Premium bundle ($1500) and XLT Tech bundle ($800) are unchanged.

From August 2020, all new Ford Ranger utes shall be geared up with FordPass Connect technology as standard.

The brand new characteristic permits homeowners to lock and unlock their automobile through their smartphone, pinpoint its location when parked, and examine gasoline ranges and tyre pressures remotely.

A spokesperson for Ford Australia instructed CarAdvice the introduction of FordPass was not the rationale for the latest value rise.

“Costs on all autos – and throughout different manufacturers, you may discover – are continually reviewed and affected by objects resembling provide chains, present fluctuations, economies and many others,” the assertion mentioned.