After Ford developed the all-new Ranger in Australia, it’s only natural that the American carmaker chooses the Australian International Motor Show for the pickup truck’s world premier in October.
“Australia has played a leading role in the development of this latest global Ford product,” Ford Asia Pacific and Africa president Joe Hinrichs said in a statement. “Ranger is symbolic of how our great product development capability is being leveraged by the ONE Ford plan like never before.”
Though designed and developed Down Under, the development units of the all-new Ranger have clocked more than one million kilometers the toughest conditions from the Australian Outback to the deserts of the Middle East and the Alps in Europe.
According to Ford, the all-new Ranger will boast of impressive gains in power and fuel economy thanks to its new engine family. This would give the pickup truck outstanding towing and payload capabilities.
“It not only builds on the tremendous Ranger heritage of capability, but it also gives owners a spacious, comfortable, feature-filled interior and sophisticated driving experience that they would expect only from a car,” Ford said in its statement.
So far, Ford’s photo release is limited to the grille of the all-new Ranger. The vehicle’s Facebook page, however, already has teaser videos of the new truck. Don’t touch that mouse. You can watch them here: