Ford Australia is introducing another limited-run special edition, the Ranger XL Tradie, featuring a range of practical, factory-fitted features to appeal to customers looking for a ‘work ready’ pick-up.
Based on the latest Ranger XL 4×4 Double Cab Pick-Up, Tradie is equipped with a 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel and six-speed automatic transmission as standard. The 4×4 system features high and low range 4×4 with locking rear differential, as well as 800mm water wading ability.
“Our 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel is proven in the marketplace and customers love the engine’s refinement, combined with its durable, workhorse nature,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. Birkic said Ranger had proved itself to be the right mix of capability, quality, and value for many Australian customers.
Tradie packs include:
- Genuine Ford black nudge bar
- Lumen 20.5-inch slimline LED Light Bar
- Unique 16-inch black alloy wheels
- Black side steps
- Tow bar
Tradie also boasts a host of standard tech features including standard SYNC 3 with 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto smart phone compatibility.
Every new Ranger features the FordPass Connect embedded modem. When paired with the FordPass App, FordPass Connect unlocks a range of new connected services including remote locking/unlocking, remote vehicle start, and vehicle status updates. Ford says this can be handy on the worksite, for example, allowing customers to remotely start the vehicle and cool the cabin on a hot day. The FordPass App is now available for download for Apple and Android devices.
Tradie comes with a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty and access to Ford Service Benefits program at participating Ford dealerships. With 15,000km/12-month service intervals, A and B log-book services for the first four years/60,000km are set at a maximum of $299 per service for Ranger owners.
The Ford Ranger line-up has achieved a five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
Tradie is now arriving at Ford dealerships and is available in Arctic White or True Red. Prestige paints Meteor Grey, Aluminium Silver, Blue Lightning or Shadow Black are also available at extra cost.
Recommended MLP – $52,190
Driveaway Price – $47,990
Prestige Paint – $650