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New ford ranger leak

The New Ford Ranger is Hiding in Plain Sight

The next-generation Ford Ranger will reveal itself to the world by the end of the year, but in the meantime, Ford Australia will continue to tease us with camouflaged versions and leaks of its highest-selling vehicle. Will this be the ute that finally topples the Toyota HiLux? And how closely will it resemble the F-Series trucks we love from across the pond? We can’t wait to find out.

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The Ranger is right on the heels of the Toyota HiLux in sales – separated by 3240 deliveries (40,791 versus 37,551) through 10-months – and the anticipation levels are sky-high amongst Ranger fans for this next-generation model. Technical details are scarce, as are details around the choice of engine and drivetrains, however, the appearance is something to get excited about.

“The inspiration originally came from the Baja livery Ford has been using, as I’m a huge fan of motorsport it’s hard for me not to be obsessed with machinery like that”

“We ended up with this design which is dense at the bottom and then the pattern becomes scattered towards the roof. It ends up being a good camouflage, is visually exciting but also gives the pattern a sense of movement. It’s not the usual static type of camouflage,” said Lee Imrie, the Ford Australia designer who developed the pattern.

Looking more and more like the cousin of the F-Series trucks it shares its badge with, Ford has peeled a few more layers from the vehicles heavily disguised exterior. Dropping a teaser video (seen above) alongside a few glamour shots that showcase – what appear to be – rear disk brakes. Yes, rear disks are something to get excited about in the Aussie ute market. Further additions include;

  • Step in the rear bumper for loading tray easily (covered in image and video).
  • Redesigned tailgate with recess to minimise damage from trailer hitches
  • New wheel design, Goodyear all-terrain tires, still appear to be rather skinny.
  • Redesigned tail lights with LED accents.
  • Redesigned sports bar in matte black.
  • Wider front and rear wheel arches/ fenders with air vents in front.
  • Rear disk brakes (likely to be model specific option still).
  • Shark fin antenna (sleeker).

While the famous Aussie nameplates of Holden Commodore and Ford Falcon are no more, the Ranger vs. HiLux rivalry has taken a position as the fiercest on the market. The Ranger is engineered and designed in Australia, for Australian conditions and is set to arrive in 2022. Further leaked images below are courtesy of Motor1.com.

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New ford ranger camo

Image: Motor1.com

New ford ranger leaks rear

Image: Motor1.com

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Ben McKimm

Ben lives in Sydney, Australia. He has a Bachelor's Degree (Media, Technology and the Law) from Macquarie University (2020). Outside of his studies, he has spent the last decade heavily involved in the sneaker, automotive, technology and fashion world. Turning his passion and expertise into a Staff Writers role at Man of Many where he continues to write about everything that interests the modern man. Conducting car reviews on both the road and track, hands-on reviews of cutting-edge technology and employs a vast knowledge in the space of fashion and sneakers to his work. One day he hopes to own his own brand.