Ford Ranger Tradie Special-Edition brings equipment upgrades designed for the Worksite
MELBOURNE, Australia, 18 February, 2021 – Ford Australia is introducing another limited-run special-edition, the Ford Ranger Tradie, featuring a range of practical, factory-fitted features to appeal to customers looking for a ‘work ready’ pick-up.
Based on the latest Ranger XL 4x4 Double Cab Pick-Up, the Ranger Tradie is equipped with the proven 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel and six-speed automatic transmission as standard. The 4x4 system features both high and low-range 4x4 with locking rear differential as well as 800mmi water wading ability.
“Our 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel is proven in the marketplace and customers love the engine’s refinement, combined with its durable, workhorse nature,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. Birkic said Ranger had proved itself to be the right mix of capability, quality and value for many Australian customers.
The Ranger XL Tradie packs a range of great factory-fit features, including:
- Genuine Ford Black nudge bar
- Lumen 20.5-inch slimline LED Light Bar
- Unique 16-inch black alloy wheels
- Black side steps
- Tow bar
The protective bedliner is designed to fit the load area, adding a sense of security from items that may cause damage to the vehicle’s paintwork. The fitted towbar is also an essential feature for tradespeople who tow work gear during the week, and then require a tow vehicle for recreation activities at the weekends.
The Ranger Tradie special-edition also boasts a host of standard tech features including standard SYNC 3iii;with 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay™ and Android AutoTM™ smart phone compatibilityiv.
The Tradie joins a range of enhanced Ford Ranger variants based on core models, including the XL Special Edition, XLS-based Ranger Sport, the XLT-based Ranger FX4 Max, and the Wildtrak X. Apart from Ranger, Ford’s new entrants in 2020 have kept its showroom fresh, with the arrival of the all-new Ford Puma and all-new Ford Escape. As well, the addition of the Ford Everest Basecamp and Everest Sport in RWD has bolstered the company’s seven-seat family offerings.
The Ford Ranger Tradie is now arriving at Ford Dealerships, and is available in Arctic White, the perfect complement to the black alloys and black side steps. Buyers can also specify True Red, or prestige paints Meteor Grey, Aluminium Silver, Blue Lightning or Shadow Black.
The award-winning Ford Ranger continues to offer outstanding payload, towing and water wading capabilities. The Ford Ranger line-up has also achieved a five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
In addition to SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Autonomous Emergency Brakingv, standard on every new Ford Ranger is the FordPassiv Connect embedded modem. When paired with the FordPass App, FordPass Connect unlocks a range of new connected services including remote locking/unlocking, remote vehicle start and vehicle status updates. This can be particularly handy on the worksite, allowing customers to remotely start the vehicle and cool the cabin on a hot summer’s day, for example. The FordPass App is now available for download for Apple and Android devices.
Further adding to the ownership experience for the Ranger Tradie, Ford Service Benefitsviii also bring owners a Service Loan Car, Auto Club Membership including Roadside Assistance.