Ford’s powerful bi-turbo powertrain option is now available in Ranger XL variants for the first time.
The 2021 Ford Ranger line-up has been expanded with the introduction of new 4×2 XL Sport dual cab variant (shown above).
Meanwhile, the existing Ranger 4×4 XL Heavy Duty Special Edition has received significant upgrades, adaptive cruise control now comes standard on all Ranger XLT variants, and 4×4 XL models are available with Ford’s powerful bi-turbo powertrain option for the first time.
The new 2021 Ford Ranger 4×2 XL Sport dual cab is priced from $43,790 plus on road costs, and features black 16-inch alloys, a sports bar, black tub-liner, side steps, black grille, and ‘Sport’ badging.
Drive comes from a turbocharged 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel, producing 118kW and 385Nm. This is sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission.
The Ford Ranger XL 4×4 Heavy Duty Special Edition (shown above) – available only in arctic white, and priced from $52,790 plus on-road costs – has also been upgraded, and now features a factory-fitted bull bar, snorkel, black 17-inch steel wheels, heavy-duty suspension, and a rear-view camera kit as standard.
Adaptive cruise control – which allows the vehicle to ‘latch’ on to the car in front and maintain a safe distance – now comes standard on all Ranger XLT Series pick-ups.
Ranger XL 4×4 variants are for the first time available with the 2.0-litre bi-turbo powertrain option.
As the most powerful engine in the line-up, the bi-turbo puts out 157kW/500Nm. This is sent to the ground via a 10-speed automatic transmission