The Ford Ranger continues to enjoy sales success around the globe, and the mid-size pickup is also offered in a variety of special editions and limited-edition variants in pretty much every country, save for the U.S. Most recently, the Australian Ranger lineup saw the addition of a number of new features and variants, and now, the Taiwanese Ford Ranger is enjoying its own update of sorts.
The Taiwanese Ford Ranger marks ten years of being on sale in the country by adding a host of new features. They include seven new SRS auxiliary airbags, a new Cargo Management system, and upgraded rear privacy glass. The Taiwanese Ford Ranger is now also available with the automaker’s CoPilot360 suite of driver-assist features, all for the same base price as before – $1.048 million NT ($37,482 USD).
The Ranger is powered by Ford’s 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel inline-four that’s rated to produce 213 ps (210 horsepower) and 51.0 kg-m (369 pound-feet) of torque. That engine is mated to Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission with SelectShift technology to form a drivetrain that makes Taiwan’s Ranger complaint with revised EU VI environmental regulations.
In terms of capability, the Ranger provides 237mm (9.33 inches) of ground clearance, with a best-in-class 800mm (31.5 inches) of max water fording depth, with a max payload capacity of 1,000 kilograms (2,204 pounds) and a 29-degree approach angle and 26-degree departure angle. An electronic locking rear differential and part-time four-wheel-drive system help the Ranger conquer all sorts of terrain, while the pickup can also tow up to 3.5 tons (7,000 pounds).
These updates will undoubtedly help keep the Ranger competitive in Taiwan, as it remains across the rest of the globe ahead of the brand new, 2023 Ford Ranger arriving sometime next year.