Ford looks to be working on a new SUV version of its global Ranger pickup truck. An early prototype of a seven-passenger SUV based on the Ranger has been spotted testing in Australia, and word has it buyers in the region could expect to see the model in showrooms as soon as 2014, where it could sail under the Endeavour or Everest badges. Ford Australia currently sells the Territory SUV, so there's some chance that this model could be a successor to that throne, as well.
Whatever it's called, the long-roof Ranger will feature a shorter wheelbase and more ground clearance than its pickup twin, giving the machine a bit more off-road functionality. (And here we thought we couldn't want the global Ranger any more than we already do.) While this particular vehicle sports a Territory back half grafted onto a Ranger front end, odds are a public reveal of the finished product could occur as soon as the second half of 2014, making it a 2015 model. Head over to Carsguide.com.au for a closer look.


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      Poe
      • 1 Year Ago
      So... where is our Ford Ranger-based RANGER?!?!?
      Avinash Machado
      • 1 Year Ago
      New Bronco?
      Bucks
      • 1 Year Ago
      The Back end is totally Ford Territory :).... at least there will be a little of it left when Ford stop Manufacturing here. Hopefully they put there RWD knowledge to use ;)
      Danrar
      • 1 Year Ago
      Ranger-based 7 passenger SUV? 3 years ago that was called an Explorer.
        Jesus!
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Danrar
        More like 12. The last two Explorers(02-05, 06-10 were) on a new frame, not the original Explorer frame which of course was the Ranger platform.
      Zoom
      • 1 Year Ago
      What? The last thing Ford needs is another mid-sized SUV to add to the Explorer, Flex and Edge.
        Paul P.
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zoom
        Except they don't have a mid-size SUV. They've got a bunch of CUVs.
          Dean Hammond
          • 1 Year Ago
          @Paul P.
          funny though, can someone explain the actual difference betwwen a CUV and an SUV?....
        Zoom
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Zoom
        *in the US. What would sell is a true successor to the Ranger.
      olskooltoo
      • 1 Year Ago
      you,ll never see the ranger back in the USA Fords better idea they say it the same as the 150
        csgill75
        • 1 Year Ago
        @olskooltoo
        That is a shame because I have a friend of mine that ended up with a Tacoma after a accident totaled his 3 year old Ranger. He has always had a Ranger ever since I have known him and that's going back 20 years. He would have bought another one and didn't want a F-150 due to size and fuel economy.
      Paul P.
      • 1 Year Ago
      Sell it here too please.
      Jesus!
      • 1 Year Ago
      Wow I know its a prototype but that thing is blandsville. In fact, it does not even look like a Ford. Those headlights scream 90's. The only two good looking Fords left are the F150 and Mustang. And I hope to be the oenwer of a 14 Stang before they destroy it next year.
      Jake
      • 1 Year Ago
      North American Lincoln Aviator ---> collect profits.
      Dean Hammond
      • 1 Year Ago
      interesting, especially given light that Ford Australia will be no more...........could this perhaps be a GLOBAL Ford Explorer replacement????????????
      jasondonogh
      • 1 Year Ago
      It looks to be smaller than the Explorer.
      Brodz
      • 1 Year Ago
      This what Ford will be after October. An R&D centre.
        The Wasp
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brodz
        That's a bold prediction -- Ford will stop manufacturing automobiles in 2016. I take it you're shorting the stock, then?
        Brodz
        • 1 Year Ago
        @Brodz
        October 2016 that is.
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