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The first images of the first all-new Ford Ranger in ten years have been revealed

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You bea-UTE-y! New Ford Ranger on display for the first time ahead of the release of the new model of Australia’s best-selling car

  • Ford has released teaser footage of the first all-new Ranger ute in a decade
  • Ranger was Australia’s best-selling car in September for the fifth time since 2017
  • It sold the usual industry leader the Toyota HiLux – a form that has been around since 2015










Ahead of its 2022 launch, teaser images of the first all-new Ford Ranger in a decade have been revealed.

The ute was Australia’s best-selling car in September, selling the Toyota HiLux in the monthly sales race for the fifth time since 2017.

Ford sold 4,192 Rangers last month, well ahead of Toyota’s HiLux number of 3,635 leaving the showroom, with sales up 12.5 compared to September 2020, data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries shows.

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Ahead of its 2022 launch, teaser images of the first all-new Ford Ranger in a decade have been revealed.

Australia’s best-selling cars in September 2021

1. Ford Ranger: 4,192 sales

2. Toyota HiLux: 3,635 sales

3. Toyota Corolla: 3,487 sales

4. Toyota RAV4: 3,390 sales

5. Toyota Prado: 2,173 sales

6. Hyundai i30: 2,034 sales

7. Isuzu D-Max: 1,833 sales

8. Toyota Camry: 1,610 sales

9. Toyota LandCruiser: 1,541 sales

10. Mitsubishi ASX: 1,489 sales

The Ranger is usually Australia’s second best-seller, with buyers particularly excited about the double-cab models, despite its current shape first hitting the market in 2011 with a facelift in 2015.

New images of the next Ford Ranger show an evolution from its current form, with the upcoming model also forming the basis of the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok, expected in Australia in 2023.

The all-new Ranger will be unveiled later in 2021 before launching and going on sale next year as Covid restrictions and computer chip shortages slow global car production.

Ford Australia design manager Leigh Cosentino said the camouflage patches on the panel were designed to tease the public without revealing key features ahead of launch.

“We were asked to develop a camouflage that allows you to clearly see that this is the next-generation Ranger, but not at the same time,” he said.

Utes took three places in the top ten last month, with the Isuzu D-Max taking seventh with 1,833 sales, up 64 percent from a year earlier.

The outgoing Ranger formed the basis of the old Mazda BT-50, the new model is now based on the Isuzu.

For the first time since the 1970s, Ford and Mazda are not sharing a platform for their volume-selling ute.

New images of the next Ford Ranger show an evolution of the current form, with the next model also forming the basis of the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok.

New images of the next Ford Ranger show an evolution of the current form, with the next model also forming the basis of the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok.

The all-new Ranger will be unveiled later in 2021 before launching and going on sale next year, with Covid restrictions and computer chip shortages slowing global car production

The all-new Ranger will be unveiled later in 2021 before launching and going on sale next year, with Covid restrictions and computer chip shortages slowing global car production

The current HiLux shape has been around since 2015 and received a facelift in 2020.

The Ranger has managed to stay fresh despite its decade-old form, with the addition of the more luxurious FX4 and Raptor models.

The next Ranger will arrive at dealerships next year and the more common XL, XLS and XLT variants of the new model are expected to be sold first in the new form.

At $77,690, the Ford Ranger Raptor costs $20,000 more than the double-cab volume-selling XLT ute and is expected to remain in its current form through 2022.

The Raptor models have FOX Racing shocks to soak up the bumps, even in two-wheel drive mode, making it a much better all-terrain vehicle than the other leaf-suspended Rangers.

They come standard with a 157 kW four-cylinder bi-turbo that is optional on the other Ranger models, which have a five-cylinder single-turbo diesel engine delivering 147 kilowatts of power.

Ford sold 4,192 Rangers last month, well ahead of Toyota's HiLux numbers of 3,635 leaving the showroom, with sales up 12.5 compared to September 2020, data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries shows (pictured). is the more expensive Raptor model that retails for $77,690)

Ford sold 4,192 Rangers last month, well ahead of Toyota’s HiLux numbers of 3,635 leaving the showroom, with sales up 12.5 compared to September 2020, data from the Federal Chamber of Automotive Industries shows (pictured). is the more expensive Raptor model that retails for $77,690)

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