Ford releases Ranger Tradie in limited run

Ford introduces limited-run Ford Ranger Tradie with 3.2L five-cylinder turbo-diesel and six-speed auto from $47,990 driveaway.

For those who don’t want fancy stuff like carpet in their 4X4 ute, the new Ford Ranger Tradie is based on the vinyl-floored Ranger XL 4X4 Double Cab Pick-Up, powered by Ford’s 3.2L five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine mated to a six-speed auto with part-time 4X4 system, two-speed transfer case and standard locking rear diff.

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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,” Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand said., adding that Ranger had proved itself to be the right mix of capability, quality and value for many Australian customers.

Ranger Tradie comes standard with a tow bar.

In addition to the features found on the Ranger XL, the Tradie comes standard with extra gear including a genuine Ford black nudge bar, a Lumen 20.5-inch slimline LED light bar, unique 16-inch black alloy wheels, black side steps, a drop-in bed liner and a tow bar.

Other standard equipment on the Ranger Tradie includes Ford’s SYNC 3 with 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, bluetooth phone connectivity, FordPass Connect (for remote vehicle locking/unlocking/start via a smartphone) and autonomous emergency braking.

The Ranger Tradie is available in Arctic White or True Red, or for an additional $650 it’s available in the prestige colours Meteor Grey, Aluminium Silver, Blue Lightning or Shadow Black.

Like all Rangers, the Tradie is covered by a five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty and it has long service intervals of  15,000km/12-months. A and B logbook services for the first four years/60,000km are set at a maximum of $299 per service.

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