Ford Ranger 2021 Australia
New Maverick/Courier/Bronco Sport ute to take a seat beneath Ranger as Ford’s new artefact boost keeps
Ford has widespread it will acknowledge yet addition all-new agent in 2021, delivered extending its new artefact amethyst patch.
Leveraging iconic nameplates to suited effect, Ford has in contempo months seem the 3-version Bronco circle of relatives, the all-new Mustang Mach-E electric SUV, the new Ford F-150 analeptic and the reachable Puma infant SUV — the alone new archetypal to date well-known for Australia.
So what is this new Ford?
Referred to as a ‘Whitespace’ automobile, the archetypal in catechism was hidden below a dejected awning in a boost up offered during a accrued domicile babble with Bank of America.
It is the aboriginal professional attractiveness of addition all-new Ford archetypal advancing in 2021 and, admitting actualization to be an SUV below the quilt, the angel is about definitely a beheld red herring.
Previous letters all but verify Ford has accomplished exoteric architectonics and above engineering assignment on a infant analeptic truck based at the aforementioned C2 monocoque belvedere architectonics as the Ford Focus toddler car, Escape and Ford Bronco Sport SUV.
Last year Automotive News quoted Ford’s all-around carnality admiral for business and sales, Jim Farley, as adage “You can recognize new nameplates beneath area we strive nowadays,” which might see the aggregation increase “…in introduced affordable variations of our barter business”.
The Maverick call has been absorbed to the toddler ute however there’s the achievability the brand new archetypal should gain the Bronco call, doubtlessly through fact alleged the Bronco Sport pick out-up. The Ford Courier name has moreover been bandied approximately.
Ford’s regular all-around action to 2025 is to wind bottomward its commuter vehicle offerings and observe on 3 areas: analeptic vans (utes), SUV/4x4s and fulfillment cars.
The boost up shows Ford’s bequest cartage on the larboard and its new heroes at the right, with the Ranger, Bronco, Bronco Sport and ‘Whitespace’ on the left.
The Bronco and Ranger are congenital in Michigan, Detroit, and with the Bronco Sport to be produced on the Hermosillo bulb in Mexico, it’s appropriate the child ute will moreover be bogus there.
Around 100,000 of the baby Ford utes are angled to be congenital in step with annum, but it’s not vivid whether the bunched ute – which might aperture beneath the Ford Ranger – may be fabricated in proper-hand power or awash in Australia.
Based on a continued variation of the C2 platform, the new Ford ute – like the Focus and Bronco Sport – will first-class appropriate be presented with a 1.5-litre faster-petrol three-cylinder and 2.Zero-litre faster-petrol 4-cylinder engines.
As apparent via added C2-primarily based cartage consisting of the Focus, the belvedere is accordant with amalgam and agent powertrains as properly. Front- and all-wheel pressure versions will additionally be available.
The Ford Maverick/Courier/Bronco Sport select-up’s amount tag is established to be about 20 in step with cent underneath than the Ford Ranger’s.
Despite the advancing magnificence-motion over its Powershift computerized transmissions in Australia, Ford’s all-round fortunes receive larger badly in the aftermost brace of years as its artefact portfolio keeps to enhance.
If the Dejected Oval can auspiciously assassinate the barrage of the next-generation Ranger in 2021, it’ll be a pressure to be reckoned with.
Computer rendering: Kleber Silva