Melbourne - While Ford has already revealed the Raptor version of its Ranger, until now it has not shown us the rest of the 2019-model-year range for global markets (as in those outside of the US).
Now Ford of Australia has spilled the beans on its facelifted MY19 Ranger line-up, which gets styling updates, additional driver assist gadgets, a new 2-litre twin-turbodiesel (as per the Raptor), a 10-speed automatic gearbox and an enhanced chassis.
Ford South Africa has confirmed that local models will be upgraded in 2019, but exact details and launch timing have yet to be confirmed.
Given that our range has always closely mirrored that offered in Australia, it’s a fairly logical assumption that we’ll be seeing similar updates.
Although only two frontal pictures have been released thus far, it is clear to see that the changes are rather minor, the highlights being a new grille that resembles some versions of the US-spec Ranger, as well as a revised lower bumper, while XLT and Wildtrak versions get HID headlights and LED daytime running lights. Ford has also made minor trim changes inside the cabin.
Raptor engine now offered in XLT, Wildtrack