Ford has announced the limited production of their new Ranger Thunder series across Europe.
4,500 units of the new model will be produced for the European market, with 1,400 of those destined for the UK and priced from £32,265 (€36049.16).
“With an edgier look for customers who aren’t afraid to be noticed, the new Ranger Thunder will be an unmistakable presence” said Hans Schep, general manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe. “This capable, comfortable and stylish addition to Europe’s best-selling pick-up range is as tough and versatile as it is charismatic.”
The Ranger Thunder is powered by Ford’s bi-turbo 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, which provides 213PS and 500Nm of torque. It also features Ford’s 10-speed automatic gearbox as standard for “smooth shifting and effortless performance on- and off-road.”
The vehicle is offered in a single specification of a Sea Grey finish with bold red highlights and 3-D ‘Thunder’ badges on the driver, front passenger, and rear doors. The ‘Ranger’ logo is finished in a matte black colour and the vehicle will sit on 18” black allow wheels.
LED headlights with darkened bezels are also standard, with darkened taillight bezels at the rear. A black Mountain Top powder-coated roller shutter with bedliner divider is available as an optional extra on Thunder.
The transmission features a wide spread of ratios and real-time adaptive shift-scheduling that adapts to changing conditions, according to Ford, which enables the optimal gear to be selected for performance, fuel efficiency or refinement in any driving scenario.
Ford stated that the new vehicle will feature their proven four-wheel-drive system and will deliver fuel efficiency of up to 36.2mpg and CO2 emissions from 205g/km (NEDC), or 31.0mpg and 239g/km (WLTP).