18 Feb 2021

Ford Ranger Tradie edition hits showrooms from $48k

Ford is offering another tradie special edition Ranger, this time literally touting the Tradie name rather than the previous Tradesman. Ford Australia has revived last year’s Tradesman ute on the update MY21 Ranger, this time called the Ranger Tradie 4×4. Available only as a special edition based on the Ranger

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16 Feb 2021

Ford Ranger turned into driverless courier at mine site

Ford Ranger becomes autonomous ute of choice on-site in Western Australia. Australian iron ore mining company Fortescue Metals Group has customised four Ford Ranger utes for use as autonomous worksite couriers. Named Autonomous Light Vehicles (ALV), they will help save workers from driving hundreds of thousands of kilometres. The current

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06 Jan 2021

How To: Towing

Caravan and trailer towing is more difficult than normal driving, so in this video we quickly show you the tips to start towing safely. Sponsored Remember to take it slow and easy, and make sure you have adjusted your mirrors – you might even consider caravan towing mirrors if the

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16 Dec 2020

How to: Water Crossings

Sponsored Driving through water can be an intimidating experience for novices and experts alike. In this video, we show you the simple tips to help you get through a water crossing safely. Remember these simple steps Walk it first – Unless you can clearly see the depth and what’s underneath,

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25 Nov 2020

Ford Ranger Wildtrak X updated for 2021

Ford’s Ranger Wildtrak with added X factor has been updated. Ford is bringing the Ranger Wildtrak X back into dealers, with an updated model arriving early next year. The MY21.25 update to the Ranger brings a number of small upgrades, but there will also be some unique elements for the

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18 Sep 2020

Raptor-inspired Ford Ranger FX4 Max

Tough new ute joins the Ranger lineup with a unique set of towing and off-road abilities from factory. It’s official – Ford Australia has revealed the FX4 Max for Australia, a much-anticipated model that was expected to be a ‘mini-Raptor’, and it is. But it’s also more than that. This

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10 Sep 2020

Ford Ranger XLT gets new cab-chassis model

Ford dubs its new XLT 4×4 dual-cab cab-chassis ‘adventure-ready’. UPDATE: Ford Australia has clarified that the tow bar tongue is standard. Ford has introduced a new dual-cab cab-chassis model to the Ranger XLT trim level. The four-door ute with a flexible chassis rear allows customers to fit their own setup,

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26 Aug 2020

2020 Ford Ranger Raptor, Wildtrak And Wildtrak X updated

Ford introduces Ford Pass Connect, more equipment, and some nicer technology to its range-topping utes. Ford has announced pricing for its top-of-the-range Ranger utes, the Raptor, Wildtrak, and Wildtrak X. Notably, it’s the rugged Ranger Wildtrak X that sees the most upgrades, now fitted with brighter Bi-LED headlights that the

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26 Aug 2020

More upsetting news for Aussie Ford Bronco fans

Oh no! The great-looking Ford Bronco will come in range-topping Raptor guise too. As if it wasn’t disappointing enough that Ford declined to bring its Ford Ranger-underpinned Bronco to Australia, we now know that there will also be Bronco Raptor. The flagship of the new Ranger and also the F-150

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14 Aug 2020

2020 Ford Ranger XL and XLT get loaded up

Ford has updated 2020 Ranger models with special packs for XL and XLT models. Ford has revealed an upgraded Fully Loaded pack for its XLT ute, along with toughened XL Special Edition and revisions elsewhere in the range. Included in the updates is the very new Ford Pass Connect system.

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16 Jul 2020

Ford Pass Connect brings remote smartphone access

Ford Australia is introducing sophisticated smartphone app connectivity to its models, allowing remote access, location data and more. Ford’s new Ford Pass remote access technology is rolling out now on Ford Ranger, Everest, and Transit vehicles. Ford Pass will join the rest of the range – such as Fiesta, Mustang,

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2021 Ford Ranger rendering
11 Jun 2020

Next-gen V6 Ford Ranger on target to launch next year

New Ford Ranger with V6 turbo diesel and its VW Amarok sibling are getting closer to launch date. Ford’s next-generation Ranger ute is likely to launch next year following news from VW that it’s new Amarok – based on the new Ford Ranger ute – will be “for sale by

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New Ford Courier style ute
29 Apr 2020

New Ford ute “looks like first-gen Ranger”

A new small ute in Ford’s stable is reported to be getting ready for production next year. FORD’S NEW upcoming entry-level ute will reportedly revive the spirit of the first-generation Ranger. Also sold in Australia as the Courier for some time before Ranger became the blue oval’s local dual-cab hero,

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27 Mar 2020

Ford V6 diesel turbo could power next-gen VW Amarok

Ford and VW’s new partnership will bring many efficiencies to production, including the sharing of drivetrains. FORD AND Volkswagen have already confirmed they are working together to produce the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok and Ford Ranger, and it leads to some interesting questions as to who will supply what in the

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Ford Ranger Raptor V8
24 Feb 2020

Cold water thrown on Ford Ranger Raptor V8 rumour

The Ford Ranger Raptor V8 isn’t coming… at least not in the way we think it is. FOLLOWING REPORTS that Ford is readying a Ranger Raptor V8, the supposed engineering firm behind the project, Melbourne-based Premcar, has dismissed the rumours. Speaking last week at Premcar’s facility in Epping where it

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