As part of its rapid lineup revamp in the South American country, the all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger launched in Brazil this past June, and the mid-size pickup was met with tremendous demand from the get-go. FoMoCo racked up 2,000 orders for the new Ranger in the first 24 hours order banks were open, in fact, as well as 3,000 in its first week on sale. However, at first, the Ford Ranger was only available in two trims for Brazilian customers – XLT and Limited – and with just one engine choice – the turbocharged 3.0L V6 Power Stroke diesel. Now, that’s no longer the case.
Those living in Brazil that want to purchase a new Ford Ranger now have two new trim levels to choose from – XL and XLS – as well as a new engine choice – the turbocharged 2.0L diesel powerplant that generates 170 horsepower and 49.30 kgfm (357 pound-feet) of torque. In the base XL trim, that engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission and four-wheel drive, while the XLS adds a six-speed automatic and a choice between two- and four-wheel drive, as well as the 3.0L Power Stroke as an option, which is mated to the 10-speed automatic.
The Brazilian Ford Ranger XL starts out at R $239,990 ($48,690 USD) and comes equipped with a 10-inch infotainment screen running Sync 4, wireless Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility, an eight-inch digital instrument panel, and various other niceties as standard equipment. The XLS features an MSRP of R $234,990 ($47,676 USD) and adds body-color bumpers, LED headlights, and 17-inch alloy wheels with either 255/70 R17 all-season tires for two-wheel drive models or 255/70 R17 all-terrains for the four-wheel drive variant, which starts out at R $279,990 ($56,806 USD).
“The New Ranger came to redefine the segment and offer the best in quality, performance, safety, technology, and comfort to each customer profile,” said Dennis Rossini, Ford Brazil marketing manager. “We realized that there was a group of consumers not served by the current offer and we created the New Ranger XLS 4WD, an intermediate pickup with a V6 engine for applications that require more power, such as police vehicles.”