Ford Ranger pickup gets luxury range-topper

Europe’s best-selling pickup goes platinum – and the new Ford Ranger pickup lifts luxury to new levels.

As a popular pickup for many businesses, there’s a new choice with the ultra-high spec Ford Ranger Platinum.

The Blue Oval says the model raises luxury to a new level in the Ranger family.

The new Ranger Platinum joins the line-up of Europe’s best-selling pickup at the pinnacle of the on-road range.

Exclusive exterior detailing and finishes enhance the Ranger’s already characterful design, matched by a stylish and contemporary leather-trimmed cabin.

Ford’s powerful 240PS 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine

The power for the new version comes from Ford’s powerful 240PS 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine and a drivetrain specially engineered for refinement combine to deliver smooth, effortless performance for cruising.

There’s also plenty of torque for confident load carrying and towing up to 3,500kg.

Order books for Ranger Platinum are open now, with prices starting at £44,400, excluding VAT.

Production of the new model is scheduled to begin in March 2023, with the first customer deliveries scheduled from late Spring.

Ford Ranger pickup available exclusively in five-seat, double cab specification

The Ranger Platinum is available exclusively in five-seat, double cab specification and the power is delivered through the Ranger’s new electronically controlled full-time all-wheel drive system.

This uses Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission with adaptive shift scheduling and mounts re-engineered to reduce noise and vibration.

The result is refined, responsive performance regardless of conditions, and a payload exceeding one tonne.

The exterior builds on the muscular and functional styling of the Ranger pickup family with added sophistication.

The new model sits above the high-series Wildtrak – which accounted for 60% of outgoing Ranger model sales in Europe.

Exterior highlights help deliver a striking first impression

There’s also a unique grille and new silk chrome finish for the Platinum’s exterior highlights to help deliver a striking first impression, supported by new 20-inch machined-face alloy wheels with high-gloss ebony detailing.

Further premium touches include a soft-close tailgate, privacy glass and signature daytime running lights within the matrix LED headlamps.

Standard roof rails add a purposeful look and extra practicality.

Inside, Ranger Platinum blends a luxurious leather-trimmed cabin with clever tech designed to make life easier.

The driver and front passenger benefit from premium perforated and quilted leather seats with 10-way power adjustment, heating and cooling functions, and stylish contrast stitching.

Open-grained dark maple wood textures continue the opulent design, and sophisticated ambient interior lighting helps create a calming atmosphere.