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Ford Ranger V6 wait times extend to eight months for Wildtrak, four-cylinders to be in stock

 

Ahead of its official launch, Ford is experiencing strong demand for the next-gen Ranger and is suggesting interested buyers jump in the queue now


The T6.2 Ford Ranger will be released in Australia next month packing an expanded model range and a diesel V6 – and there is very strong interest in the ute, Ford says.

As of June 2022, Ford Australia has around 13,000 orders for the T6.2 Ranger – plus an additional 4000 orders for the new, higher-performance petrol-fed Ranger Raptor.

On top of this, the Ranger’s Thailand plant has also received 2000 Australian orders for the related Everest off-road wagon.

The Wildtrak is commanding the longest lead times of the new Ranger lineup

If you place an order for a new Ranger V6 today in Australia you’ll be waiting up to eight months for delivery, Ford says, with the diesel V6 flagship Wildtrak attracting the longest wait list. Eight months from now will be February 2023.

Ford Australia product communications manager Ben Nightingale told Chasing Cars: “[Ford Australia] is working with our team to do everything possible to get as many Rangers, Ranger Raptors and Everests as we can to customers as soon as we can. 

“We want to be as transparent as possible and are currently predicting extended wait times for three variants in particular.”

Within the Ranger V6 lineup, the XLT and Sport grades attract a shorter wait – detailed below – while there should even be some stock on the ground of the carryover four-cylinder diesel powertrain in the new T6.2 shape when the Ranger launches in July 2022.

Ford Ranger 2022 XL white front end
Lower spec rangers have shorter range times, so get in touch with your local dealer

As always, buyers are encouraged to speak to their local Ford dealer, as some variants have shorter waits, and there is some dealer stock yet to be allocated to customers.

More 2023 Ford Ranger information

Which Ranger variants have the shortest wait?

Ford Australia indicated that the Ranger Wildtrak V6 ($70,190 before on-road costs) was experiencing the longest wait, with an estimated eight month turnaround time.

This is further compounded by the strong uptake of the $1500 Premium Pack that adds LED Matrix LED headlights and premium B&O sound system. 

Ford Ranger 2022 Wildtrak orange side profile
The Ranger isn’t the only ute on the market commanding extended wait times

That’s shorter than the current lead time on the Ranger key rival – the Toyota Hilux (up to 18 months) – though understandably, customers keen to get into a new Ranger may want to shorten the wait. 

For those looking to get into a 3.0-litre V6 Ranger dual cab, the lead times are shorter on Sport ($66,690 before on-road costs) and XLT ($62,290 before on-road costs) trims. 

Customers set on the Wildtrak’s exterior swagger, 18-inch alloy wheels, power tonneau cover and roof rails will experience shorter lead times if they choose the 154kW 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine ($67,190 before on-road costs). 

According to Nightingale, strong demand for the new vehicle is compounded by “global semiconductor and COVID-related supply chain challenges… [this] means some customers will unfortunately face extended waits.”

Ford Ranger 2023: 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