Today, Ford officially revealed an exclusive new version of the award-winning Ranger pickup that has been developed in partnership with vehicle design specialists MS-RT. But what makes the 2021 Ford Ranger MS-RT different from most other Ranger variants is that it bucks the red-hot off-road trend by combining a motorsport-inspired, street-focused appearance with a premium specification and unique, hand-finished detailing.
The new Ford Ranger MS-RT offers customers a high-end version of Europe’s best-selling pickup that sits alongside the desert-race-influenced Ford Ranger Raptor at the top of the Ranger lineup. The MS-RT is derived from the Ranger Wildtrak, which shares its generous equipment, one-ton payload, and choice of SuperCab or SuperCrew body styles.
The Ranger MS-RT’s unique exterior includes a hand-built front fascia featuring a honeycomb carbon fiber-effect grille, integrated fog lights, 20-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels, extended wheel arches, sculpted side skirts, carbon fiber-effect mirror caps, an aerodynamic load bar, and MS‑RT badges. Exterior color choices include Frozen White, Sea Grey, or Agate Black.
Inside, the Ranger MS-RT features premium leather trim with contrasting orange stitching, ambient lighting, heated front seats, MS-RT floor mats and scuff plates, and Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity and navigation system with an 8-inch touchscreen.
The MS-RT is powered by Ford’s range-topping 2.0L EcoBlue Bi-Turbo diesel engine, which is backed up by the automaker’s 10‑speed automatic transmission. Power comes in at 213 PS (210 horsepower) and 500 Nm (369 pound-feet) of torque, which provides a max payload rating of 1,098 kilograms (2,420 pounds) and a max tow rating of 3,500 kilograms (7,716 pounds). A selectable four-wheel-drive system provides ample traction on all surfaces, while a Maxhaust app-controlled soundbox is available as a dealer-installed option for those seeking a sportier sound.
MS-RT is a Qualified Vehicle Modifier working with established Ford motorsport partner M-Sport, applying World Rally Championship-winning experience to create strikingly modified versions of Ford’s commercial vehicles. As the latest vehicle in Ford’s One-Stop-Shop, the Ranger MS-RT joins a range of conversions available directly through Ford dealers, including the Transit Custom and Transit Connect MS-RT vans, and Transit Custom Nugget camper van.
“Ranger MS-RT is designed for customers who value Ranger’s hard-working capability but want the racing pedigree and hand-finished exclusivity of our MS-RT series,” said Brendan Lyne, director, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe. “This eye-catching vehicle blends Ford’s decades of success in pickup trucks with striking motorsport-inspired design to offer a road-focused truck combining immense curb appeal with the hard-working ability that our customers love.”
The exclusive Ranger MS-RT will be available from Ford dealers in select European markets starting this summer.