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Ford Ranger Tremor Headed To Australia

The all-new Ford Ranger has been on sale in various global markets for some time now, and just recently, also launched in the U.S. for the 2024 model year. However, for the time being at least, the redesigned mid-size pickup isn’t offered in the more rugged Tremor guise in the U.S., as was the case with the outgoing model. The Blue Oval filed to trademark “Ford Ranger Tremor” in late 2021 in Australia, however, signaling that it was set to go on sale in that market at some point in the future, and now, that’s apparently what’s set to happen.

Ford Ranger Tremor New Zealand - Interior 001

According to CarExpert, FoMoCo submitted the necessary documents to the Department of Infrastructure in Australia required to sell the Ford Ranger Tremor in that country, and that application was indeed approved by the government agency. The Ford Ranger Tremor debuted back in September 2020 for the U.S., but is also sold in select right-hand drive markets including South Africa and New Zealand, making its addition to the Australian lineup seem like a no-brainer.

While the Ford Ranger Tremor is currently absent from the U.S. lineup, it is already on sale in those aforementioned markets, though it’s a bit different than the old one. The latest Ranger Tremor is based on the Sport trim, slots in the lineup beneath the Wildtrak, and features the discontinued Wildtrak X’s Bilstein shocks, along with a wider track, 17-inch wheels wrapped with General Grabber AT3 tires, and the bi-turbo 2.0L diesel engine, mated to a full-time four-wheel drive system.

Ford Ranger Tremor New Zealand - Exterior 001 - Front Three Quarters

The New Zealand-spec Ford Ranger Tremor also features a unique front grille with LED lighting, a larger sports bar, darkened side steps, a pair of front tow hooks, skid plates, Boulder Gray accents, along with unique trim and embroidery inside the cabin. It’s unclear when the Ford Ranger Tremor will join the Australian lineup – which just received a price increase and some updates for 2024 – but in the U.S., customers are still awaiting the arrival of the twin-turbocharged 2.7L V6 EcoBoost engine that’s set to arrive as part of Job 2 2024 production.

We’ll have more on the Ranger soon, so be sure and subscribe to Ford Authority for around-the-clock Ford Ranger news and Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. blksn8k

    Rather than waiting years to see if Ford was going to build a Ranger Tremor with the 2.7L, I decided to go with a ’23 F-150 Tremor and I’m so glad I did.


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