Ford tells us its next-generation Ranger will be used for work, family or play. So, it’s
designed to be functional, convenient and durable.

It will have an array of organisation and storage solutions to secure cargo and make fitting
accessories a cinch.

There are tie-downs in the bed, and the Wildtrak variant has external tie-down rails and
sliding cleats that can be adjusted into nine positions to help secure odd-shaped cargo.
Inside there’s under-seat storage, retractable drink holders and many cubby holes.

There’s room under the bonnet for a second battery, and the Wildtrak can be fitted with an
optional auxiliary switch bank making it easier to install accessories like driving lights, a
winch and more.

The rear load box access step makes climbing up into the cargo box simple. The easy-lift
tailgate can be raised and lowered with one hand and doubles as a mobile workbench.

As the Ranger is 50mm wider, the cargo box can accommodate a standard European
pallet (1,200mm x 800mm) in the bed. Load box length is between 1,544mm and
2,305mm depending on the variant.

Durable plastic box top and tail gate capping protect the load box edges and tailgate upper
edge from damage.

Load box access caps are removable plastic caps that cover structural attachment points
for aftermarket accessories like canopies and equipment crossbars for camping and
adventure gear.

A redesign of the under-seat storage has created more room in the bins underneath the
rear seats allowing for the ‘over-filling’ of the bins while still allowing the seats to be
dropped in place.

Customers can personalise their Ranger with a range of as many as 600 factory-backed
work, urban and adventure accessories, depending on the market. These accessories
include those developed in collaboration with global off-road icon, ARB 4×4 Accessories.

The ARB 4×4 Accessories and Ford collaboration will initially roll out in select markets.

About Ewan Kennedy

Ewan Kennedy, a long-time car enthusiast, was Technical Research Librarian with the NRMA from 1970 until 1985. He worked part-time as a freelance motoring journalist from 1977 until 1985, when he took a full-time position as Technical Editor with Modern Motor magazine. Late in 1987 he left to set up a full-time business as a freelance motoring journalist. Ewan is an associate member of the Society of Automotive Engineers - International. An economy driving expert, he set the Guinness World Record for the greatest distance travelled in a standard road vehicle on a single fuel fill. He lists his hobbies as stage acting, travelling, boating and reading.
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