The all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger has faced heavy demand in Australia since its launch there last year, a problem that’s only been amplified by various parts shortages that have hampered production. The high-performance Ranger Raptor also sold out quickly in Australia, and has already received a price increase to boot. Now, the Ford Ranger lineup in Australia is set to get yet another price increase amid rising raw materials costs and various other issues, according to CarExpert.
The Ford Ranger will be anywhere from $200 to $1,200 (AUS) more expensive than before following this latest price update, meaning that the mid-size pickup will now start out at $36,380 for the base XL single cab-chassis 4×2, with the range-topping Ranger Raptor featuring an $87,990 price tag. These pricing updates apply to every Ford Ranger pickup sold in Australia from August 2023 onward, and are being blamed largely on higher materials costs and fluctuating currency exchange rates.
“The price adjustments are consistent with the evaluation of market conditions we regularly undertake across our product portfolio, which take into consideration a number of different external factors such as currency and material cost considerations,” a Ford Australia spokesperson confirmed to CarExpert.
These price changes affect almost the entire Ford Ranger lineup in Australia, save for the brand new, off-road-focused Wildtrak X – which fills the gap between the Wildtrak and Ranger Raptor – as it stands put at $75,990. Otherwise, the entry-level XL trim gets a $200 price increase across the board, followed by the XLT SuperCab and SuperCrew models, as well as the Sport SuperCrew and Wildtrak 2.0L bi-turbo 4×4 at $500, while the rest of the lineup – all powered by either the 3.0L gas or diesel powerplants – will be $1,200 more expensive.