• Mar 4, 2009
Click above for high-res gallery of the Euro Ford Ranger

The U.S. edition of the Ford Ranger has gotten by with little more than cosmetic changes and minor mechanical upgrades since its last redesign in 1993. In Europe, there is another Ford Ranger all together with four full-sized doors, a choice of 2.5L or 3.0L Duratorq diesel engines and styling that comes from the 21st century. We caught a glimpse of the Winning Blue Ranger four-door at the Geneva Motor Show, and we're guessing this mid-size pickup would look much better in a Ford showroom than what we have today. Fortunately, Ford is looking to introduce an all-new U.S. market Ford Ranger in 2011 and the Euro model could be an indicator of things to come.





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      • 5 Years Ago
      Good to see Europe is getting the Australian Ranger. Any word if Mazda is going to bring the Australian BT-50 to Europe too?
      • 5 Years Ago
      I don't get it, this just looks another bloated/bubbly Tacoma. Exterior-wise, our current Ranger is much better looking, even aged. And I can't find many pictures of non-crew-cab configs, which is a shame, since the regular and supercabs look much better IMO.

      I'd love to see our current Ranger with the interior and drivetrains from this new one.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I thought I saw that the F-100 got killed over not having enough tow rating or some such. So moving the Ranger up to midsize Dakota territory would make a little sense.

      Although since there really isnt any competiton in this size class anymore in the US. Why not leave it there. Plus Ford got a lot of mileage out of the fact that the Ranger had the best mileage of any truck on the market during the gas crisis.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This would be a move down. This truck is smaller than the American Ranger.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Not sure about the mullet.
      • 5 Years Ago
      I could see replacing my 02 Explorer Sport Trac with the Euro Ranger 4dr. (In 2011, the old Sport Trac will be pushing 200K.)
      • 5 Years Ago
      One nice thing about such a long refresh is that my fairly shiny original paint job 1994 Ford Ranger with 248k miles certainly doesn't look like its 15 years old and 3 generations back.

      That said, when this one dies I will be very interested in picking up a slightly used 2011, but hopefully it will be at least 5 years from now.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Ummm...how is this mid-sized truck a replacement for the Ranger, which is a small truck?

      If I wanted a mid-sized truck, I would buy one.
        • 5 Years Ago
        This is not a mid-size. It is actually smaller than the current American Ranger.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Give it to us, Ford! But only if you can keep it value-priced like the current Ranger.
      We don't need another (overpriced) $25K truck to choose from.
      • 5 Years Ago
      Am I the only one that thinks this truck looks like a pimped out previous generation Nissan Frontier?

      • 5 Years Ago
      Word to Ford, enough of the front quarter panel insert. BMW's the only manufacture that seems to keep it fresh. You (and others) should have stopped long ago.

      How about creating a unique trend: Don't offer it.
      • 5 Years Ago
      This is a really nice looking truck for sure. I don't think I'll ever buy a brand new car again, but I'd consider one of these.
      • 5 Years Ago
      If this comes stateside...Ford will insist on making it uglier then it already is...
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