Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor now standard with autonomous emergency braking and more
The entire Ford Ranger line-up, including Ranger Raptor, are now standard with active safety suite including autonomous emergency braking and more.
Ford has announced a running feature update for the Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor with all variants now available as standard with autonomous emergency braking, lane keeping, traffic sign recognition and automatic high-beam. Previously, only the Ranger Wildtrak was standard with these elements while other variants could access it via an active safety package. Vehicles featuring these updates will go on-sale here from June.
In making the announcement, Ford Australia boss, Kay Hart, said: “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.
“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.”
Every model in the Ranger line-up now comes with:
- Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection (new to XL/XLS/XLT/Ranger Raptor)
- Lane Keeping Aid with Driver Alert System (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 Control
- Emergency Assistance
- Hill Descent Control
- Hill Launch Assist
In addition to the active safety suite as standard, Ford is also fitting all Ranger models with an acoustic windscreen. This was previously on available on Ranger XLT, Wildtrak and Ranger Raptor.
And there are a range of extra-cost options, or price reductions on options, that Ford’s offering for Ranger, including a new Genuine Ford Accessory Rear-view Camera Kit which can be integrated into the SYNC system on cab-chassis models. Additional Driver Assist Technology is available as part of a lower cost Tech Pack for the Ranger XLT, and includes Adaptive Cruise Control and Semi-Auto Active Park Assist for $800 (previously $1700). Leather upholstery for the Ranger XLT Double Cab is now $1500, previously $1650.
Ford has also announced an expansion of its Ford Service Benefits program which allows eligible customers, for the first four years or 60,000km, to have their Ranger serviced for just $299 per A and B logbook service.