The Ford Ranger Storm started out life as an interesting off-road focused concept that debuted at the Sao Paulo Auto Show back in March of 2018. Then, this past May, FoMoCo officially announced the 2020 Ranger Storm for the Brazilian market, with the variant geared toward the extreme sports and adventure part of the market.
The Ranger Storm has a few unique features that are deserve shedding some light on, so we’ve compiled them in the following list.
Instead of the usual Ford Blue Oval logo being placed front and center on the grille, the Ford Ranger Storm features a unique grille with the “STORM” script, with the Blue Oval placed at the upper portion of the grille.
In addition, the Ranger Storm has the “STORM” script placed within unique black stripes running along the bottom portion of the doors.
Wheels And Tires
The Storm’s Scorpion AT Plus all-terrain rubber was developed especially for the truck in partnership with Pirelli. In development for one full year, the tires were designed to optimize performance on land, mud, water, gravel, stone, and asphalt, with a nice balance between performance and comfort. They’re wrapped around a set of black 17-inch alloy wheels unique to the Ranger Storm.
Bed-Mounted Sports Bar With Extended Rail
Out back, the Storm features a bed-mounted sports bar with extended rails that provides extra tie-down points for all sorts of things owners might want to haul in the bed. This can include gear like bikes, quads, or anything else the owner might want to take along on their next adventure.
The Storm does borrow one thing from another Ranger variant, and that’s the dark tinted taillights found in the Austrailian-market Wildtrak model. They look very much at home on the Ranger Storm, given the presence of all the other black exterior accents.
The first 60 buyers of the Ranger Storm will also receive a snorkel, which allows the midsize pickup truck to cross deeper bodies of water without having to worry about getting water in the air intake and stalling out.
Even More Features
Mechanically speaking, the Storm is powered by the Ford 3.2L turbo-diesel five-cylinder engine rated at 200 horsepower and 346 pound-feet of torque. It’s backed by a FoMoCo six-speed automatic transmission, which sends power to a standard four-wheel-drive system with a locking rear differential.
The Ranger Storm also comes well-equipped with a whole bunch of other features, including:
- Electric power steering
- Dual-zone air conditioning
- SYNC 3 multimedia center with 8-inch screen
- Reconfigurable driver instrument panel with two 4.2-inch screens
- Fog lights
- Seven airbags
- Reverse camera
- AdvanceTrac system with electronic stability and traction control
- Ramp start assist
- Automatic descent control
- Trailer sway control
- Emergency braking assistance
- Rollover mitigation system
- Adaptive load control
- Tailgate lift assist
Alas, this is one of the various Ranger variants not offered in North America, though we’re sure the necessary parts can be procured from international sources to recreate the ensemble, for anyone who desires to build a replica.