Back in June, Ford Authority reported that the all-new Ford Everest was set to receive a price increase in Australia, ranging from $200 to $1,000, depending on trim, though it only applied to models produced after August 2023. Just a few weeks later, the 2024 Ford Ranger followed suit, as the mid-size pickup also became $200 to $1,200 more expensive in that part of the world, too. The automaker blamed these moves on rising commodities costs and currency changes, along with supply chain challenges, but it seems as if conditions haven’t improved, as both the 2024 Ford Ranger and Everest are set to receive yet another price hike, according to CarExpert.
The latest round of price increases for the 2024 Ford Ranger in Australia range from $500 for all XL and XLS trimmed pickups to $900-$1,200 for the XLT, Sport, and Wildtrak, while the Wildtrak X is $900 more expensive, and the Platinum and Raptor are both getting a $1,200 price hike.
As for the Everest, the SUV version of that pickup will be $500 pricier for the Ambiente, plus two-wheel drive Trend and Sport trims, while four-wheel drive versions of the latter two increase by $800 and $1,900, respectively. Stepping up to the Wildtrak will cost customers $1,900 more, while the Platinum gets a $2,490 price hike. These price changes are set to take effect for all 2024 Ford Ranger and Everest models produced after January 1st, 2024.
“All existing orders that are contracted as of September 15th and that have production allocated will be price protected” a Ford Australia spokesperson said. “These price adjustments for Ranger and Everest are a result of our regular evaluation of market conditions across our product portfolio, which take into consideration a number of different external factors such as currency and material cost considerations.”