Dual-cab utes and tradies in Australia go together like football and meat pies, so it’s no surprise that Ford has announced a special edition Ranger packing only the essentials aimed at the heart of the blue-collar worker.
Ford has announced the 2021 Ranger Tradie special edition that packs a few important upgrades with a starting price of just $47,990 driveaway.
The Ranger Tradie is based on the entry-level XL 4×4 dual-cab with the 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbodiesel engine making 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque paired exclusively with a six-speed torque converter automatic.
When compared spec for spec, the XL 4×4 dual-cab lists for $56,645 driveaway, which means buyers will get a savings of $8,655 and that’s before you consider the added extras of the special edition.
Included with the Ranger Tradie is a black nudge bar with a 20.5-inch LED light bar, 16-inch alloys, black side steps, a spray-in bedliner and a tow bar.
Ford has kept the proven 4×4 system which features a low-range transfer case and a locking rear differential. The 3.5 tonne braked towing capacity remains unchanged.
While the XL grade on which it is based is the base model in the Ranger lineup, it still comes with creature comforts such as an eight-inch touchscreen with wired Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
The Ranger Tradie is available in either Arctic White or True Red with buyers able to upgrade to Meteor Grey, Aluminium Silver, Blue Lightning or Shadow Black for an extra $650.
Ford Australia has not specified how many units of the Ranger Tradie they plan to sell but said the deal would stay in place while stocks last.
The Ranger Tradie is arriving in dealerships now and will be available in limited numbers.
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