Ford Australia has confirmed the release of the next-gen Ranger will be delayed by a month, with deliveries now to commence in July
According to Ford Australia, the setbacks are due to several supply chain related snags that have extended production times.
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.
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).
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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