Ford has announced key details and upgrades for its 2017 model year Ranger which will be available from next month (July).

FORD HAS announced that the 2017 model-year Ranger would now come standard with a reversing camera (excluding the XL Plus variant) as well as reversing sensors. In addition, the XLT variant will add front parking sensors, while it and the top-spec Wildtrak variant will add Ford’s latest-generation SYNC3 communications and infotainment unit.

Ford also said the 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine that powers the Ranger would be tweaked to meet Euro5 emissions standards, although it didn’t say what it would do to the engine.

“Standard new features such as rear view camera and SYNC 3 will help our customers get more done at work while staying better connected to their lives,” said Graeme Whickman, CEO and President, Ford of Australia.

“These innovations combined with Ranger’s unsurpassed towing and hauling capability will help continue Ranger’s momentum as we continue closing the gap on Hilux.

“In particular, Australians are being drawn especially to the XLT and Wildtrak variants, which now account for 62% of all Rangers sold this year, up from 51% in 2014.”

New features added as standard:

XL (Excluding XL Plus)

  • Rear view camera (pick-up models only)
  • Rear parking sensors (pick-up models only)
  • Automatic transmission for 4X4 XL Super Cab Chassis 3.2L (previously available as manual only)


  • Rear view camera
  • Rear parking sensors
  • 2nd key fob


  • SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Rear view camera
  • Front parking sensors
  • Black fog lamp bezel


  • SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Alert, Driver Impairment Monitor, automatic high beam control, Lane Keep Assist and Lane Departure Warning

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