Ford Ranger is a built by the Ford Motor Company Pickup. The models for the North American market and the world market are technically related, but not identical. There is one sister model of the brand Mazda, the Mazda BT-50 (international) or Mazda B-Series (North America). Since 2003, the Ford Ranger is offered as a five-door wagon variant as Ford New Everest in Vietnam and South Africa or Ford Endeavour in India.
The American Ranger is built since January 1982, where he has been since the beginning of 2006 in the fifth and current generation on the market.
In North America, the Ranger is Ford’s entry-level model in the pickup segment. The name Ranger was first used in 1967, at that time for the high-quality equipment variant of the F-Series. Until the end of 1981 this was retained, then the Ranger was an independent model and solved in the spring of 1982, the Ford Courier from.
The first model was based on the larger optical pickups from Ford and was initially with a 2-liter (53 kW/72hp) and a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine (63 kW/86hp).
This model is based on the respective current Mazda pickup, so by 2006 the Mazda B-Series, since on the Mazda BT-50 and will be sold according to market with different body styles and engine configurations.
A new model was introduced in late 2006 and was offered in Germany in three cab configurations, as single, elongated single and double cabin. Depending on cabin size, the loading was 2.28, 1.75 or 1.53 meters long. The drive units were two diesel, a 2.5-liter engine with 105 kW (143hp) and 3.0-liter engine with 115 kW (156hp) available. In autumn 2009, followed by a facelift.
Were in November 2010 in Germany about 140 Ford Ranger with automatic transmission, built May 15 2007 to July 25, 2008 in Thailand, recalled. There was the possibility that the vehicles wegrollten on sloping ground when parking.
Ford Everest/Ford Endeavour II (seit 2007)
In March 2012, the latest generation of models, the optically significantly different from the Mazda model, while the optical differences with the previous Ford Ranger are rather small appeared. This model is also again offered in three cab configurations, as single, extra and double cab. The length is 5274 mm, width 2163 mm (without mirrors 1850 mm) and the height max. 1848 mm. Depending on cabin size, the cargo area is now 2.32, 1.85 or 1.56 meters long. Two TDCi diesel engines are available, a 2.2-liter four-cylinder, available with 92 kW (125hp), 320 Nm at 1500 rpm has or 110 kW (150hp), has 375 Nm at 1500 rpm, and a 3.2-liter inline five-cylinder with 147 kW (200hp) with 450 Nm at 1500 rpm. In both engines, a 6-speed manual transmission is standard, for the two more powerful engines, a six-stage automatic transmission is available. The power transmission is standard on the rear axle, a manually selectable all-wheel drive is standard, however. There are four trim levels: XL, XLT, Limited and Wildtrak.
The latest generation of the Ford Ranger has an extensive safety features. In addition to anti-lock braking system (ABS) and vehicle dynamics control (ESP), it has a hill descent control, a hill-start assistant, a trailer stabilization, a safety brake assist, emergency brake, rollover protection and a traction control system. In addition, the vehicles for the German market come standard with seven airbags. The first pickup worldwide net them in October 2011, the top rating of 5 stars in the Euro NCAP crash test.
In North America, this model is not available.