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Ford Ranger 2023: release date of Australia’s favourite ute pushed back

 

Ford Australia has confirmed the release of the next-gen Ranger will be delayed by a month, with deliveries now to commence in July


The new Ford Ranger will be released in Australia one month later than initially anticipated, with the brand’s Australian arm suggesting deliveries will commence in July 2022. 

According to Ford Australia, the setbacks are due to several supply chain related snags that have extended production times. 

Those thirsty for Ford’s new Ranger will have to wait an extra month

Director of communications at Ford Australia Matt Moran elaborated on the issue, saying to Chasing Cars: “we continue to face global semi-conductor and COVID-related supply chain challenges. 

“A combination of both of these factors means there will be some wait times, but we’re doing what we can to make them as short as possible. We expect the first arrivals of Ranger in July.”

Along with the basic Ranger ute, the release of the high performance Raptor variant has also been pushed back a month to August 2022.

Ford’s Ranger will arrive packing the option of a turbo-diesel V6 for the first time

Read more about Australian details on the 2022 Ford Ranger

The new Ranger is twinned in its development with Volkswagen’s forthcoming Amarok ute and sits on a heavily revised version of the previous vehicle’s platform.

There will be the option of a carryover 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel four-cylinder alongside the addition of a grunty 3.0-litre turbo-diesel V6 from the F-150 producing 184kW/600Nm both connected to a 10-speed torque converter automatic. 

Ford’s new Ranger will start at $35,930 for the base XL high-rider single cab with a 2.0-litre turbo-diesel engine and six-speed automatic through to the flagship Wildtrak V6 ($70,190 before on-road costs).

Ford Ranger 2022: prices in Australia

All prices listed are before on-road costs.

  • XL 4×2 HR Single CC 2.0L SiT 6AT $35,930
  • XL 4×2 HR Super CC 2.0L SiT 6AT $38,430
  • XL 4×2 HR Double CC 2.0L SiT 6AT $40,430
  • XL 4×2 HR Double PU 2.0L SiT 6AT $42,330
  • XLS 4×2 HR Double PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $46,730
  • XL 4×4 Single CC 2.0L BiT 10AT $47,030
  • XL 4×4 Double CC 2.0L SiT 6AT $48,030 
  • XL 4×4 Super CC 2.0L BiT 10AT $49,530 
  • XL 4×4 Double PU 2.0L SiT 6AT $49,930 
  • XL 4×4 Double CC 2.0L BiT 10AT $51,530 
  • XL 4×4 Super PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $51,430
  • XL 4×4 Double PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $53,430 
  • XLT 4×2 HR Double PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $53,990
  • XLS 4×4 Double PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $54,330
  • XLT 4×4 Super PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $59,190 
  • XLT 4×4 Double PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $61,190 
  • XLT 4×4 Double CC 3.0L V6 10AT $62,290
  • XLT 4×4 Double PU 3.0L V6 10AT $64,190
  • Sport 4×4 Double PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $63,690 
  • Sport 4×4 Double PU 3.0L V6 10AT $66,690 
  • Wildtrak 4×4 Double PU 2.0L BiT 10AT $67,190 
  • Wildtrak 4×4 Double PU 3.0L V6 10AT $70,190