Ford Australia is adding yet another limited-edition special-edition Ford Ranger to its already expansive lineup. The new Ford Ranger Tradie features a range of practical, factory-fitted features designed to appeal to customers looking for a work-ready pickup with a reasonable price tag.
Based on the latest Ranger XL 4×4 SuperCrew pickup, the Ford Ranger Tradie is equipped with FoMoCo’s 3.2L five-cylinder turbo-diesel, which produces 147kW (197 horsepower) and 470Nm (347 pound-feet) of torque and six-speed automatic transmission as standard equipment. The 4×4 system features both high and low-range 4×4 with a locking rear differential as well as 800 millimeters (33 inches) of water wading ability.
“Our 3.2L 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.
The Ranger XL Tradie also comes equipped with a host of extras, including a black brush bar, a Lumen 20.5-inch slimline LED light bar, unique 16-inch black alloy wheels, black side steps, a bedliner, and a tow bar. The Ford Ranger Tradie is available in Arctic White, True Red, Meteor Grey, Aluminium Silver, Blue Lightning, or Shadow Black exterior colors.
The Ranger Tradie special edition also boasts a host of standard tech features including SYNC 3 with an 8.0-inch touchscreen, along with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility. Ford Service Benefits also gives Tradie owners a Service Loan Car and Auto Club Membership, which includes Roadside Assistance.
The Tradie joins a range of enhanced Ford Ranger variants already on sale in Australia, including the XL Special Edition, XLS-based Ranger Sport, the XLT-based Ranger FX4 Max, and the Wildtrak X.
Pricing for the Tradie special edition starts out at $47,990 AUS ($37,933 USD). The new enhanced pickup is available to purchase now and is currently on its way to dealer lots in Australia.