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Mike Stevens | Jun, 26 2015 | 16 Comments

Ford Australia has handed down final pricing for its refreshed Ranger line-up, due here in September.

When it lands, just one month before the new HiLux, the PX MkII range will kick off at $27,390 plus on-road costs.

That marks a $3000 increase over the current cost of entry into the outgoing range, while stepping into the most affordable up-spec XLT brings a $2450 increase over the cheapest XLT in the current line-up.

The hero Wildtrak models attract smaller increases, up from $57,390 (manual) and $59,390 (auto) to $57,890 and $60,090 respectively.

Today's news follows the earlier release of specifications and equipment details, outlining the Ranger’s mechanical package, hauling capabilities (read up on that here) and standard features.

Ford has also gone on the offensive once again, this time calling out the HiLux.

The blue oval brand has previously singled out the RAV4 and Camry for comparison against its Kuga and Mondeo models, and the past year has seen the outgoing Ranger's virtues promoted against the current HiLux.

No surprise there, of course, with Ford having set its sights on closing a sales gap that currently stands at 3728 vehicles year-to-date.

As for the HiLux, Ford claims its refreshed Ranger will bring “a higher maximum payload and 10 features not found in the current Toyota HiLux”.

That’s all good, except that a brand-new HiLux has also been revealed, and it will land just one month after the Ranger touches down.

Among the features to be offered with the new Ranger but not in the current 10 year-old HiLux are safety items that include Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist and Emergency Assistance.

There’s also Ford’s SYNC infotainment system a wi-fi hotspot, Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control, Trailer Sway Control, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, a cooled centre console, dual-zone climate control, and heated front seats. Six airbags will also again be standard equipment.

Worth noting, too, is that there are actually two SYNC systems in the new Ranger family, depending on the model. In the XL, XL Plus and XLS, it’s the old button- and voice-controlled SYNC1 system with only a small mono-colour display, while the XLT and Wildtrak get the newer touch-screen and voice-controlled SYNC2 with a large eight-inch colour display.

Toyota, for its part, has yet to reveal all of the features we’ll find in the only recently revealed new HiLux, although it has singled out LED headlights, hill-start assist, emergency stop signal and the usual spread of stability/traction control, and anti-skid brakes.

Seven airbags will be standard with the new HiLux, bettering the Ranger’s six, and while Ford’s pickup will offer a reversing camera on up-spec models, that tech will be standard across all tubbed HiLux models and optional on cab-chassis models.

All models in the new HiLux range will also feature touch-screen displays.

Ford also promises a better payload capacity than the current HiLux. It isn’t releasing a specific number yet, but it will need to do better than the up-to-1390kg offered with the current single cab HiLux.

For its new HiLux, Toyota has so far revealed payload numbers for the dual-cab models only, promising up to 1240kg. In the current range, dual-cab models claim up to 1100kg.

Australian Ranger models will again be offered with a pair of 3.2 and 2.2 litre diesel engines, while the new HiLux range will boast four options: 2.4 and 2.8 litre diesels, along with 2.7 and 4.0 litre petrol units.

In all, the Ranger family will include 37 variants - 11 4x2 and 26 4x4 - against the HiLux’s 31.

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2016 FORD RANGER FEATURES

Ranger XL

  • 16-inch steel wheels
  • Bucket seats
  • 4-way manual driver’s seat adjustment with lumbar support
  • Auto headlamps
  • Air conditioning (manual single zone)
  • Floor coverings (vinyl)
  • Power windows
  • Day/night inside rear view mirror
  • 230V inverter (Double and Super Cab)
  • Bluetooth with voice control
  • AM/FM stereo radio
  • Single MP3 compatible CD player
  • AUX/USB/iPod integration
  • 4.2-inch colour multi-function display
  • SYNC 1
  • Locking rear differential (4×2 Hi-Rider and 4×4 models)
  • Alarm with perimeter, interior motion and vehicle movement sensors
  • Cruise control with steering wheel mounted buttons
  • Adjustable Speed Limiter
  • Inner and outer tie downs (Pick-up)
  • Load rest (Pick-up)

Ranger XL Plus (in addition to XL)

  • 17-inch steel wheels with all-terrain tyres
  • Daytime running lamps
  • Plastic side steps
  • Expanded wiring harness with 4-switch auxiliary bezel
  • Second battery
  • 3.5-inch ice blue multi-function display

Ranger XLS (in addition to XL Plus)

  • 16-inch alloy wheels
  • Front fog lamps
  • Floor coverings (carpet)
  • Front floor mats

Ranger XLT (in addition to XLS)

  • 17-inch alloy wheels
  • Towbar
  • Chrome exterior trim
  • Plastic side steps with bright inserts
  • Sports bar with load box illumination
  • Privacy glass
  • Rear step bumper - accent steel
  • Power fold mirrors
  • Projector headlamps
  • Rain sensing windscreen wipers
  • Dual colour 4.2” cluster screens
  • Dual-zone climate control
  • Cooled console
  • Leather wrapped steering wheel & gear knob
  • Electrochromatic rear view mirror
  • SD Card Slot
  • 8-inch colour touch screen
  • Satellite navigation with Traffic Management Channel
  • SYNC 2
  • DAB Radio
  • Mobile WiFi Hotspot
  • Tyre pressure monitoring system
  • Rear park assist
  • Bedliner with 12V socket
  • Tech Pack Option:
    Reverse camera
    Adaptive Cruise Control w/ Forward Collision Alert
    Driver Impairment Monitor
    Lane Keep Assist
    Lane Departure Warning

Ranger Wildtrak (in addition to XLT)

  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • Plastic side steps with brushed inserts
  • Wildtrak sports bar
  • Rear step bumper - chrome
  • Puddle lamps
  • Eight-way power driver’s seat adjustment with lumbar support
  • Leather heated front seats
  • Front and rear floor mats - Wildtrak
  • Ambient Lighting
  • Front Park Assist
  • Reverse Camera
  • Roller shutter
    Tech Pack Option:
    Adaptive Cruise Control W/ Forward Collision Alert
    Driver Impairment Monitor
    Lane Keep Assist
    Lane Departure Warning
 

PRICING (excludes on-road costs)

4x2

  • XL - Single Cab Chassis 2.2L MT - $27,390
  • XL - Single Cab Chassis 2.2L Hi Rider MT - $30,890
  • XL - Single Cab Chassis 2.2L Hi Rider AT $33,090
  • XL - Single Cab Pick-up 2.2L MT - $28,390
    -
  • XL - Super Cab Chassis 2.2L Hi-Rider AT $35,590
  • XLT - Super Cab Pick-up 3.2L Hi-Rider AT $46,690
    -
  • XL - Double Cab Chassis 2.2L Hi-Rider AT $37,590
  • XL - Double Cab Pick-up 2.2L Hi-Rider MT - $36,390
  • XL - Double Cab Pick-up 2.2L Hi-Rider AT $38,590
  • XLT - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L Hi-Rider MT - $46,490
  • XLT - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L Hi-Rider AT $48,690

4x4

  • XL - Single Cab Chassis 2.2L MT - $38,790
  • XL - Single Cab Chassis 3.2L MT - $41,290
  • XL - Single Cab Chassis 3.2L AT $43,490
  • XL Plus - Single Cab Chassis 3.2L AT $46,480
    -
  • XL - Super Cab Chassis 3.2L MT - $43,790
  • XL - Super Cab Pick-up 3.2L MT - $44,790
  • XLT - Super Cab Pick-up 3.2L MT - $52,390
  • XLT - Super Cab Pick-up 3.2L AT $54,590
    -
  • XL - Double Cab Chassis 2.2L MT - $43,290
  • XL - Double Cab Chassis 2.2L AT $45,490
  • XL - Double Cab Pick-up 2.2L MT - $44,290
  • XL - Double Cab Pick-up 2.2L AT $46,490
  • XL - Double Cab Chassis 3.2L MT - $45,790
  • XL - Double Cab Chassis 3.2L AT $47,990
  • XL - Plus Double Cab Chassis 3.2L AT $51,960
  • XL - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L MT - $46,790
  • XL - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L AT $48,990
  • XL Plus - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L AT $52,960
  • XLS - Double Cab Pick-up 2.2L MT - $45,590
  • XLS - Double Cab Pick-up 2.2L AT $47,790
  • XLS - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L MT - $48,090
  • XLS - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L AT $50,290
  • XLT - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L MT - $54,390
  • XLT - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L AT $56,590
    -
  • Wildtrak - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L MT - $57,890
  • Wildtrak - Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L AT $60,090

OPTIONS

  • Automatic Transmission - $2200
  • Prestige Paint - $500
  • Steel Bull Bar (XL Plus only) - $1800
  • Tech Pack - XLT - $1100
    - Reverse Camera
    - Adaptive Cruise Control (including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Impairment Monitor)
  • Tech Pack - Wildtrak - $600
    - Adaptive Cruise Control (including Forward Collision Alert, Lane Departure Warning, Lane Keep Assist, Driver Impairment Monitor)

FOR MORE of our detailed coverage on the new Ranger, including engine and mechanical features, see our links below.

MORE: 2016 FORD RANGER REVEALED
MORE: 2016 Toyota HiLux Revealed
MORE: New Navara | New Triton | All Pickup Reviews

 

Australia's Pickups (Sales, January to end of May)

Model 4x2 4x4 Total
1. Toyota HiLux 4328 10,172 14,500
2. Ford Ranger 2214 8558 10,772
3. Mitsubishi Triton 1695 8488 10,183
4. Holden Colorado 1111 6188 7299
5. Mazda BT-50 2028 3666 5694
6. Nissan Navara 95 5098 5193
7. Isuzu D-Max 132 4099 4231
8. Volkswagen Amarok 185 3316 3501
9. Toyota LandCruiser PU/CC 2636 2636
10. Foton Tunland 56 428 484
11. Nissan Patrol PU/CC 133 133
12. Great Wall V200/V240 52 26 88
13. Ssangyong Actyon 31 42 73
14. Land Rover Defender PU/CC 20 20

 
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