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RANGER Bi-Turbo | Ute Review -Ford Ranger

Ford proves two turbos are better than one – Words by Stuart Martin In a segment awash with four-cylinder turbo-diesels, the arrival of the new Ford Ranger with an in-line five-cylinder turbo-diesel was a welcome change in 2011. This venerable five-cylinder has served well in the Ranger, which ranks consistently at the top of Ford’s sales chart, thousands of units ...

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RANGER REBELLION | Ute Review – FORD Ranger Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers?

Will more power from a smaller capacity engine cut the mustard amongst ute buyers? The old adage that Aussies love their V8s is looking a bit thin these days, thanks to the demise of the V8 from the Ford and Holden shopping list. The introduction of stricter emissions controls has resulted in the cubic capacity decline amongst some of the ...

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EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS

Delivery’s mega-test, comparing the Triton with the Ranger and the Amarok, provides food for thought There’s a distinct pleasure in being able to take plenty of time to explore the features and benefits of three competing utes in a vehicle segment that is becoming one of the most popular amongst Australian buyers. Although the Ranger is not new for this ...

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LET BATTLE BEGIN

The title fight is on, as the resurrected HiLux and Ford’s revamped Ranger go toe-to-toe for ute supremacy. Words and images by Stuart Martin Toyota’s top-seller has undergone considerable change to bring it back to the pointy end of the LCV ute field – new engine, new gearbox, new load capacities and a new look inside and out – but ...

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SUPER SMOOTH

Ford’s XLT Ranger Super Cab sets a new standard in utes As the winner of the 2015 Delivery Magazine Ute of the Year award, we’ve been looking very closely at what extras the latest Ford Ranger PX MkII range offers buyers in the Australian market. When compared to other models from different manufacturers, our judges for the annual awards were ...

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YANKEE UTES

Stuart Martin looks at the best of American utes from Performax with the Ford F250, Chevrolet Silverado, Dodge Ram and Toyota Tundra If ever there was a group of machines designed to look down on all the SUV drivers, it is this lot. Even LandCruiser drivers will get a crick in their necks talking to the driver of any of ...

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FORD OF THE FUTURE

Stuart Martin discusses the future of Ford Australia with CEO and president, Graeme Whickman With Falcon and Territory on the wane, Ford’s light-commercial vehicle range has become increasingly more important to the Blue Oval. It needs the brawnier workhorse side of the equation to – quite literally – carry it back to black ink in the sales ledger, at least ...

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HOMING IN ON THE RANGE

Significant upgrades for 2015 improves the breed for Ford with its new Ranger – Dave Whyte reports from Thailand. The Ford Ranger has enjoyed great success in our local market, and many more markets around the world. The combination of strength, practicality and styling has proven popular among those looking for a work vehicle, a lifestyle vehicle, or a combination ...

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Weekday Workhorse and Weekend Warrior

The ute market is the most hotly contested segment in the Australian new vehicle market, making the decision of what rules the roost all that more difficult Eight utes fronted up for the Delivery Magazine annual contest, with two models, the Mitsubishi Triton and Nissan Navara NP300, literally arriving fresh onto the Australian market. Getting to the test on time ...

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Late Delivery

The delayed arrival of the all-new Transit has done little to suggest Ford Australia is even remotely interested in light commercials. The launch of a totally new product into the Australian market is usually accompanied by advertising teaser programmes that release details in advance of the actual on-sale date. As the time grows nearer to the launch date there are ...

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