2011 Ford Ranger will be revealed at Australian Motor Show

2011 Ford Ranger will be revealed at Australian Motor Show

Ford is preparing to take the wraps off a comprehensively redesigned, new-generation compact pickup developed in Australia for sale in 180 global markets. The all-new Ford Ranger will be unveiled on October 15, 2010 at the Australian International Motor Show. This announcement comes just one week after Mazda confirmed it would use the Sydney event to reveal its brand-new 2011 BT-50, which is the Ranger’s under the skin brother.

The debut is set to benefit Ford Australia to the tune of $700 million, with approximately 450 local engineers involved in the project. “Australia has played a leading role in the development of this latest global Ford product,” Joe Hinrichs, President of Ford Asia Pacific and Africa said.

It is reported the new Ranger and the BT-50 are only about 10 percent smaller than the F-150 and it’s a size and price difference that Ford believes would affect the image of its F-150-addicted American customers.

We’ve yet to hear any solid word on the new Ranger’s engine range, but word on the street is that the 3.0 litre diesel presently used will carry over. It’s possible that the 2.7 litre turbo diesel destined for the Territory might also appear beneath the Ranger’s bonnet. Both diesel and petrol engines have rumored to be tested.

Ford is preparing to take the wraps off a comprehensively redesigned, new-generation compact pickup developed in Australia for sale in 180 global markets. The all-new Ford Ranger will be unveiled on October 15, 2010 at the Australian International Motor Show. This announcement comes just one week after Mazda confirmed it would use the Sydney event to reveal its brand-new 2011 BT-50, which is the Ranger’s under the skin brother.

The debut is set to benefit Ford Australia to the tune of $700 million, with approximately 450 local engineers involved in the project. “Australia has played a leading role in the development of this latest global Ford product,” Joe Hinrichs, President of Ford Asia Pacific and Africa said.

It is reported the new Ranger and the BT-50 are only about 10 percent smaller than the F-150 and it’s a size and price difference that Ford believes would affect the image of its F-150-addicted American customers.

We’ve yet to hear any solid word on the new Ranger’s engine range, but word on the street is that the 3.0 litre diesel presently used will carry over. It’s possible that the 2.7 litre turbo diesel destined for the Territory might also appear beneath the Ranger’s bonnet. Both diesel and petrol engines have rumored to be tested.

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