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Ford Ranger Tradie Special-Edition Brings Equipment Upgrades Designed For The Worksite
18/02/2021
  • Ford Ranger Tradie offers compelling value for customers looking for a workhorse with improved capability, whether it’s for a local worksite or a remote property
  • Based on the Ranger XL 4x4 Double Cab Pick-Up, the Ranger Tradie is equipped with the proven 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel and six-speed automatic transmission as standard
  • In addition to a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, the Ranger XL Tradie gives customers access to Ford Service Benefits program, designed to keep customers on the road longer, at participating Ford dealerships

MELBOURNE, Australia, 18 February, 2021 – Ford Australia is introducing another limited-run special-edition, the Ford Ranger Tradie, featuring a range of practical, factory-fitted features to appeal to customers looking for a ‘work ready’ pick-up.

Based on the latest Ranger XL 4x4 Double Cab Pick-Up, the Ranger Tradie is equipped with the proven 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel and six-speed automatic transmission as standard. The 4x4 system features both high and low-range 4x4 with locking rear differential as well as 800mmi water wading ability.

“Our 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel is proven in the marketplace and customers love the engine’s refinement, combined with its durable, workhorse nature,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. Birkic said Ranger had proved itself to be the right mix of capability, quality and value for many Australian customers.

The Ranger XL Tradie packs a range of great factory-fit features, including:

  • Genuine Ford Black nudge bar
  • Lumen 20.5-inch slimline LED Light Bar
  • Unique 16-inch black alloy wheels
  • Black side steps
  • Bedliner
  • Tow bar

The protective bedliner is designed to fit the load area, adding a sense of security from items that may cause damage to the vehicle’s paintwork. The fitted towbar is also an essential feature for tradespeople who tow work gear during the week, and then require a tow vehicle for recreation activities at the weekends.

The Ranger Tradie special-edition also boasts a host of standard tech features including standard SYNC 3iii with 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM smart phone compatibilityiv.

The Tradie joins a range of enhanced Ford Ranger variants based on core models, including the XL Special Edition, XLS-based Ranger Sport, the XLT-based Ranger FX4 Max, and the Wildtrak X. Apart from Ranger, Ford’s new entrants in 2020 have kept its showroom fresh, with the arrival of the all-new Ford Puma and all-new Ford Escape. As well, the addition of the Ford Everest Basecamp and Everest Sport in RWD has bolstered the company’s seven-seat family offerings.

The Ford Ranger Tradie is now arriving at Ford Dealerships, and is available in Arctic White, the perfect complement to the black alloys and black side steps. Buyers can also specify True Red, or prestige paints Meteor Grey, Aluminium Silver, Blue Lightning or Shadow Black.

The award-winning Ford Ranger continues to offer outstanding payload, towing and water wading capabilities. The Ford Ranger line-up has also achieved a five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

In addition to SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Autonomous Emergency Brakingv, standard on every new Ford Ranger is the FordPassvi Connect embedded modem. When paired with the FordPass App, FordPass Connect unlocks a range of new connected services including remote locking/unlocking, remote vehicle start and vehicle status updates. This can be particularly handy on the worksite, allowing customers to remotely start the vehicle and cool the cabin on a hot summer’s day, for example. The FordPass App is now available for download for Apple and Android devices.

Further adding to the ownership experience for the Ranger Tradie, Ford Service Benefitsviii also bring owners a Service Loan Car, Auto Club Membership including Roadside Assistance. The Ranger XL Tradie pricing and options are as follows:

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About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services. Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com

  • Ford Ranger Tradie offers compelling value for customers looking for a workhorse with improved capability, whether it’s for a local worksite or a remote property
  • Based on the Ranger XL 4x4 Double Cab Pick-Up, the Ranger Tradie is equipped with the proven 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel and six-speed automatic transmission as standard
  • In addition to a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, the Ranger XL Tradie gives customers access to Ford Service Benefits program, designed to keep customers on the road longer, at participating Ford dealerships

MELBOURNE, Australia, 18 February, 2021 – Ford Australia is introducing another limited-run special-edition, the Ford Ranger Tradie, featuring a range of practical, factory-fitted features to appeal to customers looking for a ‘work ready’ pick-up.

Based on the latest Ranger XL 4x4 Double Cab Pick-Up, the Ranger Tradie is equipped with the proven 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel and six-speed automatic transmission as standard. The 4x4 system features both high and low-range 4x4 with locking rear differential as well as 800mmi water wading ability.

“Our 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel is proven in the marketplace and customers love the engine’s refinement, combined with its durable, workhorse nature,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. Birkic said Ranger had proved itself to be the right mix of capability, quality and value for many Australian customers.

The Ranger XL Tradie packs a range of great factory-fit features, including:

  • Genuine Ford Black nudge bar
  • Lumen 20.5-inch slimline LED Light Bar
  • Unique 16-inch black alloy wheels
  • Black side steps
  • Bedliner
  • Tow bar

The protective bedliner is designed to fit the load area, adding a sense of security from items that may cause damage to the vehicle’s paintwork. The fitted towbar is also an essential feature for tradespeople who tow work gear during the week, and then require a tow vehicle for recreation activities at the weekends.

The Ranger Tradie special-edition also boasts a host of standard tech features including standard SYNC 3iii with 8.0-inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM smart phone compatibilityiv.

The Tradie joins a range of enhanced Ford Ranger variants based on core models, including the XL Special Edition, XLS-based Ranger Sport, the XLT-based Ranger FX4 Max, and the Wildtrak X. Apart from Ranger, Ford’s new entrants in 2020 have kept its showroom fresh, with the arrival of the all-new Ford Puma and all-new Ford Escape. As well, the addition of the Ford Everest Basecamp and Everest Sport in RWD has bolstered the company’s seven-seat family offerings.

The Ford Ranger Tradie is now arriving at Ford Dealerships, and is available in Arctic White, the perfect complement to the black alloys and black side steps. Buyers can also specify True Red, or prestige paints Meteor Grey, Aluminium Silver, Blue Lightning or Shadow Black.

The award-winning Ford Ranger continues to offer outstanding payload, towing and water wading capabilities. The Ford Ranger line-up has also achieved a five-star safety rating by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

In addition to SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Autonomous Emergency Brakingv, standard on every new Ford Ranger is the FordPassvi Connect embedded modem. When paired with the FordPass App, FordPass Connect unlocks a range of new connected services including remote locking/unlocking, remote vehicle start and vehicle status updates. This can be particularly handy on the worksite, allowing customers to remotely start the vehicle and cool the cabin on a hot summer’s day, for example. The FordPass App is now available for download for Apple and Android devices.

Further adding to the ownership experience for the Ranger Tradie, Ford Service Benefitsviii also bring owners a Service Loan Car, Auto Club Membership including Roadside Assistance. The Ranger XL Tradie pricing and options are as follows:

# # #

About Ford Motor Company

Ford Motor Company (NYSE: F) is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford trucks, utility vehicles, and cars – increasingly including electrified versions – and Lincoln luxury vehicles; provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company; and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification; mobility solutions, including self-driving services; and connected vehicle services. Ford employs approximately 186,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit corporate.ford.com

I800mm water wading on 4x2 HiRider and 4x4 Ranger models. Achieved when maintaining a steady speed of 7 km/h.
iiRecommended driveaway price at participating dealers. Vehicles must be purchased and delivered from 01/02/21. Prestige paint available at additional cost. Stock may vary between Dealers.
iiiNot all SYNC® 3 features are compatible with all phones. For compatibility, see
ford.com.au/sync.
ivApple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. AndroidTM is a trademark of Google Inc. Both require phones with compatible versions of Apple iOS and AndroidTM (respectively), active data service and genuine USB cable (available separately). Message and data rates may apply. SYNC® does not control Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while in use; Apple Inc and AndroidTM (respectively) are responsible for their functionality. Warning: Local laws prohibit some or all of the text messaging functions while driving. Check your local road rules before using these functions.
vDriver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. May not operate in some driving and road conditions (including at certain speeds) or adverse weather.
viUse of FordPass is subject to the FordPass Terms and Privacy Policy and the Connected Vehicle Terms and Privacy Policy available on
ford.com.au/fordpass and requires a compatible mobile device, internet access and software (including software updates from time to time). The user is responsible for internet access, mobile network data and voice call services required for use of the FordPass App on their mobile device, including associated fees. The FordPass App and FordPass Connect modem can only work when both are connected to the telecommunications network. Ford cannot guarantee that FordPass will be in fully operating condition at all times and the FordPass App may be unavailable or particular FordPass services interrupted. Ford is not responsible for any limitations or restrictions of the telecommunications network or of the user’s mobile device.
viiWarranty conditions apply. 5 year/unlimited km Ford Express New Vehicles Warranty applies to new, demonstrator, and service loaner vehicles delivered from 1 May 2018. Our goods come with consumer guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. Our warranty does not limit and may not exceed your rights under those guarantees. Warranty period commends on the date of delivery, except where the vehicle is a demonstration or service loaner vehicle, in which case it commences on the date on which it was first registered by an Authorised Ford Dealer.
viiiMaximum price payable for a standard ‘A’ or ‘B’ scheduled service for up to four years or 60,000km (whichever occurs first) at participating Ford Dealers on select vehicles first purchased by a Private or Blue Fleet customer, commencing on the date of first delivery. ‘A’ or ‘B’ scheduled services do not include Additional Scheduled Maintenance Items that are required. Other exclusions apply. See www.ford.com.au/service/t-and-conditions for full terms
ixThis is the manufacturer's list price for the vehicle or listed component only. A number of other components, including a dealer delivery fee, stamp duty, registration, compulsory third-party insurance and other statutory charges may be payable by a customer in relation to the purchase of this vehicle. The final transaction price for the vehicle will be as negotiated by the customer with their chosen Ford Dealer.

I800mm water wading on 4x2 HiRider and 4x4 Ranger models. Achieved when maintaining a steady speed of 7 km/h.
iiRecommended driveaway price at participating dealers. Vehicles must be purchased and delivered from 01/02/21. Prestige paint available at additional cost. Stock may vary between Dealers.
iiiNot all SYNC® 3 features are compatible with all phones. For compatibility, see
ford.com.au/sync.
ivApple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. AndroidTM is a trademark of Google Inc. Both require phones with compatible versions of Apple iOS and AndroidTM (respectively), active data service and genuine USB cable (available separately). Message and data rates may apply. SYNC® does not control Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while in use; Apple Inc and AndroidTM (respectively) are responsible for their functionality. Warning: Local laws prohibit some or all of the text messaging functions while driving. Check your local road rules before using these functions.
vDriver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. May not operate in some driving and road conditions (including at certain speeds) or adverse weather.
viUse of FordPass is subject to the FordPass Terms and Privacy Policy and the Connected Vehicle Terms and Privacy Policy available on
ford.com.au/fordpass and requires a compatible mobile device, internet access and software (including software updates from time to time). The user is responsible for internet access, mobile network data and voice call services required for use of the FordPass App on their mobile device, including associated fees. The FordPass App and FordPass Connect modem can only work when both are connected to the telecommunications network. Ford cannot guarantee that FordPass will be in fully operating condition at all times and the FordPass App may be unavailable or particular FordPass services interrupted. Ford is not responsible for any limitations or restrictions of the telecommunications network or of the user’s mobile device.
viiWarranty conditions apply. 5 year/unlimited km Ford Express New Vehicles Warranty applies to new, demonstrator, and service loaner vehicles delivered from 1 May 2018. Our goods come with consumer guarantees that cannot be excluded under the Australian Consumer Law. Our warranty does not limit and may not exceed your rights under those guarantees. Warranty period commends on the date of delivery, except where the vehicle is a demonstration or service loaner vehicle, in which case it commences on the date on which it was first registered by an Authorised Ford Dealer.
viiiMaximum price payable for a standard ‘A’ or ‘B’ scheduled service for up to four years or 60,000km (whichever occurs first) at participating Ford Dealers on select vehicles first purchased by a Private or Blue Fleet customer, commencing on the date of first delivery. ‘A’ or ‘B’ scheduled services do not include Additional Scheduled Maintenance Items that are required. Other exclusions apply. See www.ford.com.au/service/t-and-conditions for full terms
ixThis is the manufacturer's list price for the vehicle or listed component only. A number of other components, including a dealer delivery fee, stamp duty, registration, compulsory third-party insurance and other statutory charges may be payable by a customer in relation to the purchase of this vehicle. The final transaction price for the vehicle will be as negotiated by the customer with their chosen Ford Dealer.