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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-24-2018, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Ford Ranger Spied In Australia

A Ford Ranger test mule under camouflage was spotted in the land down under by Motoring.com.
Can't really hear much of the exhaust or it could be very quiet, just street and wheel noise on the pavement.

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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old 01-30-2018, 02:30 PM
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One of the main complaints from Australians when it comes to Ute pickups, at least from what I'm reading, is the price of it. Not sure what Ford can do about the Ranger pricing since it comes down to the local taxes as well.
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Odd that they would choose to camo the Ranger in Australia, seeing as how that's one of the few countries that's had current Ranger models over the last few years. I guess the redesign is a good bit different from what's currently offered, and I wonder if they will see special trim models of the new Ranger, like the Wildtrak.
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You have to admit that the Wildtrak trim of the Ranger is pretty nice looking and I'm curious if Ford has interesting in keeping in exclusive to Australia and other countries. Would you guys be interested in this trim coming stateside? I'm not sure how likely it is considering they are already offering three trim levels all with a variety of different package options.
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Odd that they would choose to camo the Ranger in Australia, seeing as how that's one of the few countries that's had current Ranger models over the last few years. I guess the redesign is a good bit different from what's currently offered, and I wonder if they will see special trim models of the new Ranger, like the Wildtrak.
Well when they're trying to drum up hype and show off a new design the it makes a lot of sense. Now that its becoming a global product there are changes made that even impacts the Australian market. After following a few vehicle launches I have learned this is standard practice regardless which car maker it is.
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The Ranger Raptor is expected to go for around $80,000 in Europe and maybe Australia, though I'd assume the pricing would go up due to local taxes and such. That was the estimate given by CarGuide, which is an Australian publication so I'd assume their speculation is for the local release.
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I guess its a good thing that we have one of the best truck markets out there because as a result we are getting mid-size pick ups for around the low $21k range is a big deal but at the same time with all the configurations price can go up a lot. Still its cheap enough for anyone to buy in.
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The Ranger Raptor is expected to go for around $80,000 in Europe and maybe Australia, though I'd assume the pricing would go up due to local taxes and such. That was the estimate given by CarGuide, which is an Australian publication so I'd assume their speculation is for the local release.
$80K? Am I the only one who thinks that's a ridiculously high price for a pickup, regardless of the trim level? The base model F150 Raptor goes for $50K (U.S) And if I remembering correctly the Australian dollar is worth more than the U.S, meaning it could cost even more if/when it comes to North America. Perhaps spec'd with a different powertrain it could be priced differently, but that's one expensive pickup.
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I suppose this also counts as an Australian spied video. Thought it would be interesting for us to see what the Ranger Raptor had to go through during its testing phase even though we have a pretty good idea of what it'll look like.

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There's no denying that the Ranger Raptor has been put through the paces. Looks to be a very off road oriented truck alike its big brother. Hard to imagine it will be as capable however as its sporting half the power.
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