The all-new, next generation Ford Ranger launched in select markets this past spring and was followed a few months later by the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor and the next-gen Ford Everest, which is an SUV based on the mid-size pickup. In the months since, Ranger and Everest production is already underway at Ford Thailand Manufacturing, with the first Ranger deliveries happening back in May, followed by the Everest in July. Now, Car Expert is reporting that Ford Ranger Raptor and Everest deliveries will begin in Australia next month following a slightly problematic launch for the regular Ranger in that country.
Originally slated to begin in August, Ranger Raptor and Everest deliveries will now commence in Australia a few weeks later. “A small number of next-gen Raptor vehicles have arrived in Australia; however, these units will be held until accessories and parts supply reach optimal levels,” a dealer document reads. “We anticipate shipping will commence from week commencing September 19th.” In terms of the Everest, a similar piece of communication reads that dealers are expected to receive at least one unit each by that same date.
Supply will be a problem, however, as those ordering a new Ranger Raptor today are looking at an eight month wait, at a minimum. Delays are also facing most other Ranger and Everest models, including the V6 diesel-powered Everest Sport and Platinum, as well as the Ranger Wildtrak. Customers that do take delivery will find an expansive catalog of parts to choose from straight from The Blue Oval, however.
While the Everest won’t be available in the U.S., the Ranger recently launched in six additional countries, with a grand total of 40 slated to import the next-gen pickup in the coming months. American customers will have to wait until 2023, however, as both the Ranger and Ranger Raptor are slated to arrive for the 2024 model year.
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