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Ford has finally unveiled the not-for-U.S. 2011 Ranger. The company has just pulled the sheets back on its compact pickup at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney, and there's no mistaking the newest Blue Oval for anything but a Ford. With its corporate three-bar nose and heavily arched fender openings, the Ranger borrows plenty of cues from the likes of the Edge, but throws in a payload capacity of around 3,300 pounds and engine options with up to 346 pound-feet of torque. The 2011 Ranger will debut in 180 markets with three cab choices, two-wheel and four-wheel drive options and two ride heights.

Under the hood, the most potent engine available will be a stout 3.2-liter Duratorq turbocharged five-cylinder diesel with 200 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of twist, though the company says that there will be a choice of a total of three powerplant options, including one gasoline mill. No matter what engine buyers choose, Ford is serving up six-speed manual and automatic transmissions to handle shifting detail. Hit the jump to check out the full press release for yourself, and no, North Americans, you still can't have one.

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* Bold, powerful and confident, the taut and toned all-new Ranger will be the new face of Built Ford Tough for compact pickup truck customers in 180 markets around the world – the result of a new global compact pickup truck platform

* Ranger comprehensively transforms the compact pickup truck ownership experience with more capability, more power and more features than ever before

* Ranger introduces three new engines – including two Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engines with up to 470 Nm of torque – and new six-speed transmissions engineered for uncompromised capability

* Exceptional towing capability and a payload capacity of up to 1500 kilograms on selected models clearly signal how the all-new model extends the Ford Ranger heritage of strength

* With more features and smart technologies than ever before seen on a Ford Ranger, including Adaptive Load Control, Trailer Sway Control, Rear Park Assist and the segment's first Rearview Camera system, the next-generation model is amongst the most high-tech vehicles in the compact pickup segment

* Ranger offers new safety innovations, along with a comfortable, quiet, more refined ride. The new Ford pickup is executed with outstanding levels of craftsmanship and quality
SYDNEY, October 15, 2010 – The all-new Ford Ranger – the latest in a wave of global vehicles – makes its worldwide debut today at the Australian International Motor Show. The all-new Ranger has a powerful presence and promises to give pickup truck owners more can-do capability and a transformed truck ownership experience.

From impressive gains in power and safety to exceptional towing capability, the next-generation Ford Ranger emerges as a clear segment leader. It not only builds on the tremendous Ranger heritage of pickup truck capability, but it also gives truck owners a spacious, comfortable, feature-filled interior and sophisticated driving experience they would expect to find only in a car.

Amongst the most high-tech in its segment, Ranger is the impressive result of an all-new global compact pickup truck platform from Ford – the latest to emerge under the company's One Ford initiative – and Mazda. It replaces two previous-generation compact truck platforms currently in production to present a new face of Built Ford Tough to customers around the world.

Built on innovation, it boasts a list of technologies and features to lead the segment – including a new Rearview Camera System, Rear Park Assist, Trailer Sway Control and Adaptive Load Control. Ford plans to reveal even more new Ranger technologies in the coming months.

Destined for sale across five continents and more than 180 markets, Ranger will be offered as a complete family of compact trucks – with three different cab body styles, 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains, two ride heights and up to five series choices, depending on the market.

"We know trucks so we leveraged our best expertise from around the globe to create the all-new Ford Ranger," said Derrick Kuzak, group vice president, Global Product Development.
"Focusing our global resources on a single new compact pickup truck platform meant we could deliver significant improvements, technologies and features that owners will value, along with impressive fuel economy that alone will be a reason to buy."

The all-new Ranger reflects Ford's insight into compact pickup buyers around the world and their evolving wants.

"Compact pickups are hugely important to customers in many regions of the world," said Jim Farley, group vice president, Marketing, Sales and Service. "For many, it's the only vehicle in a household headed by a hard-working person others depend on. These people need a truck that can get the job done – and they'll be amazed how Ranger's smart new technologies make the job easier. And increasingly, they're also looking for the kinds of features, technologies, spaciousness and refinement you'd expect in a car, and Ranger is just as innovative here."

All-new model builds on strong heritage
For nearly 20 years,Ranger has been one of Ford's most popular pickups across the globe. It has provided millions of buyers with Ford Tough Truck capabilities – hauling heavy payloads, pulling trailers and absorbing punishment on the roughest roads. The all-new Ford Ranger now has even more capability but has been transformed into a taut, toned and muscular contemporary shape exuding strength and toughness.

With an all-new chassis frame, front and rear suspension and steering system, Ranger delivers more payload and outstanding towing capability. It is powered by a choice of three new, fuel-efficient powertrains, including two state-of-the-art common-rail Ford Duratorq TDCi diesels and new fuel-efficient six-speed transmissions. Add in more chassis and safety technologies, and the story of Ranger pickup truck leadership becomes as vivid as its powerful, purposeful stance.

Ranger has the flexibility to handle every chore at home or on the job.

Its transformation is perhaps most vivid in the all-new interior, which brings new levels of spaciousness to the compact pickup ownership experience. The all-new Ranger offers a comfortable and quiet ride, along with a level of features and technologies that make it second-to-none.

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      FORD CAN KISS MY ASS, They finely got the Ranger Right, 3.2-liter Duratorq turbocharged five-cylinder diesel with 200 horsepower and 346 lb-ft of twist and 3300 payload, High MPG, But Wont be sold here in the good old USA, and to top that off this is the last year the ford will sale the ranger here, Thanks a lot ford
      i have own 3 rangers a (1985) 288,000 miles a (1991) 360,000 miles and now i have a 2008 with 60,000 miles
      If all Ford can give me is a BIG poor mpg F-150 i guess my money will go to Japan
        • 3 Years Ago
        Late reply here, but. . . . Duezer, before you give your money to Japan consider the Chevy Silverado (2011). Better gas mileage than a 4 wheel drive toyota tacoma . On a side note I loved my 2wd tacoma and it was probably built right here in the US. I have been impressed with ford's redesigns and happy to hear they plan on building here and shipping elsewhere. They should make Americans happy and sell the ranger. Part of the reason sales have dropped is people are happy with the ranger and don't need a new one.
      • 4 Years Ago
      100% better looking than the F-150
      • 4 Years Ago
      Curse you falling segment market share and flaccid business plan!
      • 4 Years Ago
      And they want to kill the Ranger here. If they'd quell those committee a-holes and just do it, we could have the diesel Ranger here; even if it's the 2010 model. They're so ate up about making money, why not import it? It would sell. The current Ranger doesn't have that great an mpg, neither does the Tacoma.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Since it looks like a midsize like all the other companies, this would not be a proper Ranger replacement. The diesel is nice, tho.

      It seems the compact truck market is truly dead.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Why won't Ford update the Ranger to something like this?! America is always getting shafted!
      • 4 Years Ago
      now i may be wrong (and someone let me know if i am) but wouldnt having one single design for the entire world (including the US) with small variations per each market save ford millions if not perhaps hundreds of millions?
      • 4 Years Ago
      3,300 lb payload! Why, that's 2000 lbs more than a current gen-tacoma. Hell, that's 1300 more than an F150 and more than even some F250s. This thing must have train springs on it!
      • 4 Years Ago
      i dunno........it doesn't suit my taste. looks like the VW Amarok had fun night with the Toyota tacoma at least from the front fascia.
      • 4 Years Ago
      what happened to 'One Ford'.... Not happy about this.... I think this truck has great style...
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'll never understand the logic of not having at least one compact pickup in the US market. I've had a Ranger for a number of years and they make ideal 3rd vehicles in a household. Cheap to run and always being used for something a car or and SUV can't do. Many small businesses, that don't need a full size truck find the Ranger a good choice. Come on Ford give us a new one!
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