Australian customers can now order a Ford Everest Titanium with a choice of wheels and tyres to take full advantage of the top-spec Everest’s awarded off-road capability.

Everest Titanium buyers can now choose between an optional 18 by 8.0-inch alloy wheel, with an increased tyre sidewall, for improved off-road performance, or the current stylish 20-inch alloys. The No Cost Option increases the diversity within the locally designed and engineered Everest range, offering the highest level of equipment with the added benefit of an 18-inch diameter alloy wheel more suited to tackling harsh terrain. It includes a matching full-size alloy spare wheel.

“The Everest has been awarded for its off-road capability, and many of our customers have and do take full advantage of this,” said Ford Australia President and CEO, Graeme Whickman. “We’ve responded to this call, and we’re pleased to offer greater choice for Everest customers.”

The 18-inch package includes wheel, tyre and suspension changes, as well as Driver Assistance Technology re-calibrations for a cohesive package to perform at its optimum level.

The addition of the 18-inch wheel option further increases the choice for Everest buyers, as diverse tastes are catered for based on customer feedback. In 2017, Australian Everest buyers have increased by 22.5 per cent as the line-up has expanded for greater appeal, with its August 2017 result a staggering 56.8 per cent rise over August 2016.

While benefitting from Everest’s immensely capable chassis, including an 800mm water-wading ability, 3000kg towing capacity and its clever Terrain Management System, the Titanium also brings a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, Panoramic Power Sunroof and leather accented seats, plus third-row seating.

SYNC 3i, standard across the range, includes an 8.0-inch touchscreen with in-built maps on Trend and Titanium models, as well as Apple CarPlay and Android Autoii compatibility. A full-colour reversing camera, as well as Emergency Assistance that automatically calls ‘000’ in the event of an airbag deployment or roll-over is part of the technology package.

In addition, the Everest Ambiente RWD has joined the line-up in 2017, with a five-seat model offering Australians desiring generous interior space, five-star safety-rating and a 3000kg towing capacity at a more attainable $47,990*MLP starting price. This joins the Trend RWD, launched in late 2016, in addition to the latest SYNC 3 and NCO wheel and tyre package.

The Ford Everest won ‘Drive Car of the Year’ in 2015, as well as 4x4 Australia’s ‘2016 Car of the Year’, repeating category wins at Drive with ‘4WD of the Year’ in both 2015 and 2016.

2017 Ford Everest MLP*
Everest Ambiente RWD, 3.2L automatic, 5-seat $47,990
Everest Ambiente RWD, 3.2L automatic, 7-seat $48,990
Everest Ambiente 4WD, 3.2L automatic, 5-seat $52,990
Everest Ambiente 4WD, 3.2L automatic, 7-seat $53,990
Everest Trend RWD, 3.2L automatic, 7-seat $53,990
Everest Trend 4WD, 3.2L automatic, 7-seat $58,990
Everest Titanium 4WD, 3.2L automatic, 7-seat $74,701

*Recommended Manufacturer’s List Price only. Price shown includes GST but excludes Dealer delivery fee and statutory charges. The selling price of any vehicle is at the discretion of the selling Dealer.#

The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition has been confirmed for the Australian market in what will be one of the most capable, complete hyper hatches ever offered to performance customers locally. The upgrades for the RS Limited Edition are a direct result of customer feedback since the current Focus RS’s launch.

A batch of 500 Focus RS Limited Editions will begin arriving in November 2017, enabled by the strong appetite for the performance hyper hatch since its July 2016 launch. Confirmation of the upgraded version of the Focus RS comes following a raft of media accolades both globally and locally, the most recent coming this week with the RS crowned MOTOR magazine’s 2017 Bang for Your Bucks Champion.

“Ford’s performance models are an important part of our line-up, and we’re excited to offer Australians an even more capable version of the Focus RS, which has struck a chord with driving enthusiasts across the country,” said Ford President and CEO Graeme Whickman. “The RS Limited Edition is a result of enthusiast customer feedback which helped us create the hottest RS yet with 500 units confirmed for Australia,” added Whickman.

The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition package

The Focus RS Limited Edition adds the following benefits above the Focus RS:

  • Quaife limited-slip front differential
  • Performance Wheel Pack including 19-inch forged alloy wheels with 253/35R19 Michelin Pilot Sport Cup 2 tyres 
  • Active City Stop (Autonomous Emergency Braking)
  • Recaro shell seats with exclusive Nitrous Blue leather application
  • Nitrous prestige paint
  • Rear hatch-mounted spoiler, mirror caps and roof finished in Absolute Black
  • Privacy glass
  • MLP of $56,990

Quaife Limited-Slip Differential

Every Focus RS Limited Edition is equipped with a Limited-Slip Differential (LSD) as standard to improve the RS’s already highly-praised traction and cornering capabilities. Ford Performance has worked with Quaife, a renowned UK-based engineering outfit, to produce a helical mechanical LSD for the RS’s front axle. Unlike a conventional plate-style limited-slip differential, the Quaife differential relies on gears rather than clutches for its operation. This produces smoother operation and means it will not lock harshly, as it automatically biases the torque away from the spinning wheel, across the axle to a constantly varying degree.

“Our new limited-edition Focus RS represents accessible performance at its finest,” said Jamal Hameedi, Ford Performance Chief Engineer. “Improving on the thrilling driving dynamics of the Focus RS is no small task – but our Ford Performance engineers have delivered a drivetrain capable of wringing every drop of performance from the engine,” added Hameedi.

The Quaife differential will be teamed with the Performance Wheel Pack that brings forged alloy wheels, which is a $3,500 option on the regular Focus RS. This includes Michelin Pilot Cup Sport 2 tyres, which are fitted to ultra-high performance models such as the Ferrari 458 Speciale.

In the Driver’s Seat: RS Limited Edition 

Exclusive Recaro shell-seats are standard in the RS Limited Edition, and include a unique Nitrous Blue detail to match the exterior paintwork. In addition, SYNC 3 including voice-activated sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Autoi is standard, with a class-leading 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen. There is not a single option available to add on the fully-equipped Focus RS Limited Edition, reflecting its hard-core enthusiast raison d'être.

Outside Chance: Limited Edition’s subtle details

The Focus RS Limited Edition is built on the fit-for-purpose no frills mantra of Ford Performance during the vehicle’s development, with minor aesthetic changes designed to maximize the road presence and technical advances of its aerodynamic package. Denoted by a gloss-black roof, mirror caps and rear spoiler, the RS Limited Edition’s visual changes provide sutble cues that the RS Limted Edition is the ultimate example of a contemporary hyper hatch.

Complementing the standard 19-inch forged alloy wheels and stickier rubber, the RS Limited Edition’s black detailing contrasts its Nitrous paintwork to deliver an intelligent package that can more than match its visual promise.

The Focus RS: a hard act to follow

The RS Limited Edition builds on the success of the Focus RS, which arrived in July 2016 after rave reviews from media around the globe. That formula sees the RS Limited Edition continue with the 257kW 2.3-litre EcoBoost powerplant, six-speed manual transmission and Ford Performance AWD.

The sophisticated AWD system enables Dynamic Torque Vectoring, which means that the Focus RS can split its torque not only front-to-rear, but also side-to-side for unprecedented road-holding. The current RS was also the first to offer selectable drive modes that alter steering, engine and exhaust settings, as well as adjustable dampers and Launch Control.

The Ford Focus RS Limited Edition will be offered for a MLP of $56,990 with Australian deliveries commencing in November 2017.

The Ford Transit is set to become the automatic choice for consumers with the arrival of the automatic transmission in 2017, along with new more powerful and economical 2.0L EcoBlue engine and wind stabilisation technology to help drivers stay in lane in high crosswinds.

This expansion positions Transit Custom to compete in 85 per cent of the medium van segment compared to 34 per cent, giving van consumers even greater choice. The additions also build on Ford’s $2 billion investment in R&D in Australia over the past six years.

“The arrival of an automatic variant for Transit and Transit Custom widens our small business opportunities and expands consideration to include large fleet and Government buyers,” said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford Australia. “We’re enabling customers to make a real go of things with a broader range and even stronger offering with a vehicle that’s recognised globally as the benchmark. On top of this, longer service intervals mean less time off the road, while a longer warranty brings peace of mind so owners can focus on their business success.”

All-new Next Generation 2.0L EcoBlue Engine: 

In addition to the automatic transmission, the 2017 Transit range will also welcome the next generation of high-performance 2.0L EcoBlue engines, which offer more power and torque whilst also providing better fuel economy and improved emissions to help Transit customers achieve more.

“The all-new 2.0L turbo EcoBlue engine in the Transit and Transit Custom offer better performance and better fuel economy, and coupled with the automatic transmission, combine to provide customers a technology-packed option in the van segment to help them get their work done more efficiently,” added Whickman.

2.0L EcoBlue Engines; More Power, Less Emissions:


TRANSIT
Power 
(kW)
Torque 
(Nm)
Current RWD 2.2L Euro 5 Engine 114 385
New FWD 2.0L EcoBlue Euro 6 Engine 125 405
IMPROVEMENT 10% 5%

 

 TRANSIT CUSTOM Power 
(kW)
Torque 
(Nm)
Fuel Economy (L/100km)1 CO2 Emissions (g/km)2
290S Van 340L Van 290S Van 340L Van
Current 2.2L Euro 5 Engine 92 350 MT: 7.2
AT: N/A
MT: 7.4
AT: N/A
MT: 191
AT: N/A
MT: 197
AT: N/A
New 2.0L Euro 6 
EcoBlue Engine
96 385 MT: 6.4
AT: 7.2
MT: 6.6
AT: 7.2
MT: 165
AT: 186
MT: 174
AT: 186
IMPROVEMENT 4% 10% 11% 11% 14% 12%

1. Fuel consumption and emissions as per ADR 81/02 (combined cycle) and to be used for vehicle comparison purposes only. It is unlikely that this fuel consumption figure will be achieved in real world driving conditions. Actual fuel consumption will depend on many factors including the driver's habits, prevailing conditions and the vehicle's equipment, condition and use.

2. Figures will vary greatly depending on load being carried, driving style and whether the vehicle is towing a trailer.

The new-generation 2.0L EcoBlue engines available in the updated Transit and Transit Custom will comply with the latest European Stage 6 emissions standards, driving significant improvements in emissions.

Extended Service Intervals and Warranty Driving Customers Further:

Customers who travel significant kilometres each year will find the new 2.0L EcoBlue in Transit Custom and Transit 350L front-wheel drive enables less vehicle downtime, courtesy of recommended standard service intervals increasing to 12 months/30,000km, whichever occurs first.

This represents an additional 15,000km over the current Transit and Transit Custom range.

Small Business and private customers will benefit from Transit and Transit Custom’s longer warranty, which will be a factory warranty of three-years/200,000km, whichever occurs first factory warranty, providing an additional 100,000km over the current standard new vehicle warranty.

More Customisation with an extensive colour palette

Transit and Transit Custom offer a massive array of colours: with more than 100 to choose from, Transit will have the shade to turn the competition green, brighten your day like a bright blue sky and make a serious impression to match your business’s attitude, style and verve. “It’s another thing we’re doing to help consumers buy not just a van, but a vehicle that works for their brand and really stands out,” said Graeme Whickman. “It’s not just a van, but a part of your life, and a vehicle to actually want and desire.”

SYNC® 3^ available to Transit 350L FWD Automatic consumers for the first time: 

In more exciting news for customers, the new Transit 350L FWD Automatic can be optioned with a City Nav Pack that includes SYNC® 3 for the first time, Ford’s new in-vehicle communications and entertainment platform that features Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, faster performance, more conversational voice recognition, intuitive smartphone-like touchscreen and an improved graphic user interface^.

SYNC® 3 highlights:

  • New ‘Home’ screen with clearer layout and large icons for quicker access to functions including audio system, climate control, smartphone (including compatible apps) and satellite navigation (where fitted).
  • New 6.0-inch touchscreen with capacitive touch technology allows ‘pinch and swipe’ capability on select features (similar to a smartphone or tablet).
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration includes ability to access Apple Siri and Google Now#.
  • Compatible apps include Spotify, Pandora and Google Maps+.
  • More customisable and easier-to-navigate settings and user preferences.

More Tech Across the Range: 

The arrival of the 2017 Transit and Transit Custom come with new tech options that make the Transit range even more versatile. In addition to the City Nav Pack, all Transit Custom and Transit models benefit from a larger reversing camera display that’s now located on the audio system screen rather than in the rear-view mirror.

For the Transit Custom, new options include Dual Side Load doors, which mean the Transit Custom’s cargo is always kerbside accessible no matter which way it’s loaded, while a Rear Liftgate Door offers flexibility of full access to the load area for those who need it.

Other new Additions:

  • The standard Multi-Function Display screen size of the Transit and Transit Custom featuring the new 2.0L EcoBlue engine will be upgraded to a 4.0-inch TFT (Thin-Film Transistor) colour screen. Transit carryover models with the existing 2.2L engine will remain unchanged with the 3.4-inch LCD dot matrix screen
  • Transit Custom vehicles will come standard with full wheel covers, replacing the hub caps of the prior model
  • A new chrome insert has been added to the front grille of Transit Custom and Transit (FWD) to visually signal the new 2.0L EcoBlue engines and differentiate against prior and carryover 2.2L models

New Side Wind Stabilisation and Driver Assist Tech:

The new 2.0L EcoBlue Ford Transit and Transit Custom vehicles are fitted as standard with a new technology that helps drivers stay in lane when their van is hit by a sudden crosswind or the turbulence created by a large truck. Side Wind Stabilisation is an advanced feature that was developed by Ford engineers, and is designed to carefully apply the brakes on one side of the vehicle to reduce the effect of a side wind gust on the vehicle’s path.

“No-one likes that feeling when your vehicle gets caught by a wind gust, or you are passing close to a fast-moving truck,” said Marc Suermann, chassis controls supervisor, Ford of Europe.

At vehicle speeds of more than 80 km/h, the Side Wind Stabilisation system sensors monitor stability 100 times per second. If a sudden gust is detected, the feature is designed to become active within less than 200 milliseconds. Ford engineers tested the new system at a special test track which uses six powerful fans to generate crosswinds of up to 80km/h, as well as on public roads in areas which are notorious for strong winds.

The Side Wind Stabilisation feature is also designed to help combat fatigue by reducing the driver’s workload. “This new technology will help make highway driving less stressful for Transit drivers,” said Suermann.

Going Further for Australia and Australian Customers

The expansion and update of Ford Transit and Transit Custom range is just another way Ford is going further for its Australian customers as it continues to introduce 20 new or updated models by 2020 and comes on top of a $2 billion investment in local R&D since 2009.

Ford is home to 2,000 team members, most making up one of the company’s three global product development hubs, with the company set to become the largest auto employer in the nation after 2017.

Transit and Transit Custom Pricing:

Transit and Transit Custom vehicles featuring the new 2.0L EcoBlue engine will reflect a new recommended Manufacturer’s List Prices (MLP) effective March 2017.

2017.25MY Transit Custom


Model Name

 

MLP*

Transit Custom 290S 
FWD, 2.0L EcoBlue 6-spd manual
$39,690
Transit Custom 290S 
FWD, 2.0L EcoBlue 6-spd auto
$42,440
Transit Custom 340L 
FWD, 2.0L EcoBlue 6-spd manual
$41,690
Transit Custom 340L 
FWD, 2.0L EcoBlue 6-spd auto
$44,440

2017.25MY Transit


Model Name

MLP*
Transit 350L 
RWD, 2.2L diesel 6-spd manual
$47,680
Transit 350L 
FWD, 2.0L EcoBlue 6-spd auto
$51,380
Transit 350E 
RWD, 2.2L diesel 6-spd manual
$51,180
Transit 470E 
RWD, 2.2L diesel 6-spd manual
$54,180
Transit Single Cab Chassis 470E 
RWD, 2.2L diesel 6-spd manual
$49,180
Transit Double Cab Chassis 470E RWD, 2.2L diesel 6-spd manual $52,680
Transit Bus 410L 
RWD, 2.2L diesel 6-spd manual
$57,680

* Recommended Manufacturer's List Price only. Price shown includes GST but excludes Dealer delivery fee and statutory charges. The selling price of any vehicle is at the discretion of the selling Dealer.
^Not all SYNC™ features are supported on all phones and/or require additional data services and equipment.
#Local laws may prohibit the use of this function. Apple CarPlay and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries. Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.
+ Local laws may prohibit the use of this function. PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Google Maps is a trademark of Google Inc.

The revised 2017 Ford Everest range offers even greater choice with the exciting addition of the five-seat Everest Ambiente RWD to give Australians a broader suite of models to suit their lifestyles. The expansion of the Everest line-up allows a lower starting MLP of $47,990 as customer demand for SUVs continues to grow.

“The addition of the five-seat Everest gives more Australians access to an award-winning SUV with five-star safety, space for the whole family and genuine off-road ability,” said Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia President and CEO. “The fact that the 4WD Everest won Drive Car of the Year in 2015, and continues to be awarded for its combination of practicality, style and safety means that with a sharper starting price it’s accessible to more consumers.”

The Everest is now available with five-seats, seven-seats, RWD and 4WD for a line-up that reflects the growing diverse tastes and needs of Australians.

Consumers are spoiled for choice in 2017, with the Everest Ambiente RWD Ford’s second significant SUV release of 2017. The new Ford Escape was officially launched in February 2017 with a broader model line-up to deliver greater choice to consumers, while later in 2017 the Ford EcoSport will be updated to better accommodate Australian tastes and more sophisticated demands.

Australians are now buying more SUVs than conventional passenger cars, fulfilling industry forecasts and analyst predictions. In February 2017, SUVs out-sold conventional passenger cars for the first time in history, with this achievement repeated in March. At the end of March 2017, Australians purchased 111,108 SUVs, up 2.5 per cent year-on-year, compared to 108,632 traditional sedans, hatches and wagons, which are down 8.3 per cent against 2016.

Everest Ambiente with five-seats: More standard features, more choice

The 2017 Everest Ambiente RWD five-seater starts at an MLP of $47,990 with the option of a third row seat for only $1,000. The exterior of the entry-level RWD model matches the rugged looks of the Ambiente 4WD, with all Everest Ambientes coming standard with stylish running boards for 2017, reflecting an image of capability.

With a five-star ANCAP safety rating, the Everest Ambiente RWD comes equipped with Dynamic Stability Controlas well as Traction Control and Rollover Mitigation. This is in addition to the full complement of airbags, which see driver, front passenger airbags as well as side-front airbags, driver’s knee airbag and full-length curtain airbags.

The Everest Ambiente has the space to carry the whole family, as well as their luggage, whether in standard five-seat or optional seven-seat configuration. As standard is a substantial 1050L of cargo space behind the Everest Ambiente’s second row 60:40 split-fold seat, as well as second-row air-conditioning and heater controls on the rear of the centre console for second-row passengers. When fitted with the optional third row seat, the Everest Ambiente also offers five child-seat anchor points, with two ISOFIX anchor points in the second row.

With Everest Ambiente’s Active Noise Cancellation system and upgraded 10-speaker audio, family sing-alongs are all the more enjoyable, ensuring even second-row passengers are on-song with music via SYNC® 3 using Apple CarPlay or Android Auto. With its 8.0-inch full colour touchscreen, SYNC® 3 also provides a full-colour reversing camera to make parking easier by providing crisp vision rearwards. Follow-me Home lighting helps ensure a safe passage at night time when exiting the Everest Ambiente.

The Everest Ambiente benefits from the line-up’s high driving position, allowing an elevated view of the road and terrain ahead compared to conventional passenger vehicles. A six-way adjustable driving seat also helps set the optimal driving position. Sharing the Everest 4WD’s locally-engineered chassis, the Everest Ambiente RWD also benefits from the 225mm ground clearance and generous departure angles of the Everest 4WD, making light work of steep driveways and suburban pot-holes encountered on the school run. It also uses the same all-terrain tyres as Everest 4WD models.

In addition, the Everest Ambiente RWD offers the same 3,000kg braked towing capability as the Everest 4WD to enable consumers the full benefits of Everest’s strong torque. Proving it’s tow-ready, Ambiente comes with Trailer Pre-wiring as standard, eliminating the cost and inconvenience of fitting an aftermarket system post-sale, and is covered by Ford’s New Car Warranty. Trailer Sway Control is also standard, helping reduce hazards and alleviate driver stress for safer towing.

Everest Trend: Award-winning capability

The 2017 Everest Trend comes standard with seven-seats, 18-inch alloy wheels and higher equipment levels. Sat-nav with Traffic Management Channel previously an option, is now standard as part of the Trend’s SYNC® 3 infotainment system, with the same 8.0-inch touchscreen also providing a crisp, full-colour reversing camera as the Ambiente.

This joins Driver Assist Technology that includes Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) with Forward Collision Alert (FCA). This system reduces the driver’s workload in traffic and changeable conditions by helping to maintain a safe distance to the vehicle in front, thereby helping to keep a greater safety cushion in the event of an emergency. This may help prevent an accident, reduce the severity in the event of a collision or reduce injury and costs, as well as keep the Everest on the road instead of being repaired.

Trend also features Lane Keeping System as standard to help ensure the vehicle remains in the centre of the lane. If the vehicle starts to drift from the centre, the system can help guide the vehicle back through gentle steering torque. If further drifting is sensed, the system is designed to emit a warning vibration through the steering wheel to alert the driver.

Automatic high-beam control also enables the driver to focus on the road ahead, and reduces the possibility of dazzling oncoming traffic by switching to low-beam using the Everest’s advanced sensor systems. Dual-zone climate control enables greater levels of comfort, with its second-row air vents and adjustability. For Everest Trend, convenience doesn’t end when the drive does. A Power Tailgate is standard, operated via the key fob or a simple dash-mounted switch, enabling hands-free operation when your hands are full.

A premium SUV with sophisticated Driver Assistance Technology

The flagship Titanium is packed with premium features, 4WD and room for seven occupants, with convenient electrically-folding third-row seating and powered panoramic sunroof. There’s also eight-way power driver and front passenger seats with leather accents complemented by leather trimmed steering wheel and gear lever to add to the premium feel.

A high level of Driver Assist Technology is standard on the Titanium. In addition to Adaptive Cruise Control (ACC) and Lane Keeping System, Titanium includes Active Park Assist, which helps take the stress out of parking by using the Everest’s sensors and camera systems to assist with parallel parking.

Blind-Spot Information with Cross-Traffic Alert is designed to warn the driver of vehicles that may be in the driver’s blind-spot, alerting the driver in order to avoid potential collisions. A Tyre Pressure Monitoring System is also designed to alert the driver of a puncture, which may help avoid tyre failure and premature tyre wear and further vehicle damage.

The Everest Titanium is distinguishable by its HID headlights to give the driver better vision of the road and surroundings during the night, while LED daytime running lights make the Everest more visible to other road users in both night and day. Stylish polished 20-inch alloy wheels and chromed door handles and side mirrors are also standard on the Titanium to deliver a distinguish look for the flagship Everest. 

The 2017 Ford Everest Model Range

  • 2017 Ford Everest Ambiente
  • 3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic five-seat $47,990 (new)
  • 3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $48,990 (new)
  • 3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic five-seat $52,990 (new)
  • 3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $53,990 (previously $54,990)

Changes for Everest Ambiente:

  • New five-seat, RWD entry-level model
  • New RWD seven-seat model
  • SYNC® 3 with 8-inch colour touchscreen now standard
  • Dual-zone climate control now standard
  • Driver instrument cluster with dual 4.2” LCD display
  • 10-speaker audio now standard
  • Running boards fitted as standard

2017 Ford Everest Trend

  • 3.2L RWD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $53,990 (previously $55,990)
  • 3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven- seat $58,990 (previously $60,990)

Changes for Everest Trend:

  • Embedded SYNC® 3 Sat-nav is now standard

2017 Ford Everest Titanium

  • 3.2L 4WD 6-speed automatic seven-seat $74,990 (previously $76,705)

The new family-friendly Ford Escape will join Ford’s expanding SUV line-up in 2017 with a fresh face, five-star ANCAP safety rating and improved fuel efficiency, all at a more affordable price than its predecessor. The New Ford Escape will build on the success of Ford’s expanding SUV range, led by the locally-developed Everest and supported by the EcoSport and forthcoming SUV based on the Ford Edge.

“The Escape sees the return to a proven nameplate that Australians can identify with, and sees young families and millenials with a sense of adventure benefit from Ford’s global vehicle portfolio,” said Ford Australia President and CEO, Graeme Whickman. “It strengthens our SUV line-up with a more refined and sharper offering as our SUV range continues to grow.”

The Escape will follow the formula set by the kid-ready Ford Kuga as a family friendly, fuel-efficient and five-star ANCAP safety-rated SUV.

Key changes over the Ford Kuga include:

  • Refreshed design inside and out for more rugged appearance without diminishing practicality, such as 1603L cargo space
  • Improved specification including paddle-shifters on auto Escape, enhancing the fun- to-drive dynamic, as well as improved optional Driver Assist Technology including more capable Autonomous Emergency Braking and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert
  • Improved fuel economy for 2.0L EcoBoost models thanks to start/stop as standard and a new twin-scroll turbocharger for improved response and enhanced drivability
  • New FWD 1.5L Escape Trend offers consumers more choice, previously limited by AWD only Trend offering
  • More accessible starting price of $28,490 (MLP) for greater affordability despite improved equipment levels as well as focus on improved refinement levels

Enhanced visibility and safety

The 2017 Ford Escape is the first vehicle in 2017 to be given a five-star ANCAP safety rating. The Escape’s five-star result included a score of 36.33 out of a maximum possible 37, achieving a higher score in ANCAP testing than the Toyota RAV4, Kia Sportage and Mazda CX-5.

The Escape features the latest Ford technologies and sophisticated body engineering to help drivers be more aware of their surroundings and enhance safety on the road for occupants and other road users.

Ford’s Adaptive Front Lighting System is standard on Escape Titanium and monitors ambient light conditions and automatically optimises visibility by adjusting the beam angle of the bi-xenon headlights depending on the vehicle’s speed, steering angle and distance to an object in front. It features anti-glare capability, as well as country road, city street and also maneuvering beam shaping abilities.

New Escape also offers advanced Ford technologies, including an enhanced version of Ford's Autonomous Emergency Braking system,mknown as Active City Stop, which now operates at speeds of up to 50km/h,increased from 30km/h2. It’s available as part of the optional Technology Package on Escape Trend and Titanium. Active City Stop uses sensors at the front of the vehicle to look for stationary objects in the road ahead and pre-charges the brakes if the vehicle is approaching an object too quickly. If the driver still does not respond the system is designed to reduce engine torque and automatically apply the brakes to reduce the impact of collisions, or avoid them altogether.

Improved value with New Escape Trend

The New Escape will introduce a new model to the segment from Ford: the new front-wheel drive 1.5-litre Escape Trend. Capitalising on consumer demand for a high level of equipment, safety and technology in a family-friendly package with low fuel consumption, the Escape Trend comes with the 1.5-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder with start/stop technology as standard. This enables the Escape Trend to achieve an official 7.2L/100km combined fuel economy figure while delivering a fun-to-drive 134kW/240Nm power and torque.

“Offering a front-wheel drive Escape Trend is significant news for consumers looking for value,” said Graeme Whickman. “If you look where consumers are purchasing, in this hotly-contested segment, the biggest volume is in mid-level, front-drive models. Now, with a front-drive Trend, we’ve significantly broadened the appeal for Escape, something we’ve learnt from consumers both directly and through engaging with our dealer network.”

In addition to its EcoBoost powertrain and standard six-speed automatic transmission, the Trend delivers heightened driver enjoyment with paddle-shifters as standard, in addition to 18-inch alloys, full-colour reversing camera via the 8.0-inch SYNC 3 touchscreen display as well as embedded satellite-navigation. Satellite navigation is standard across the entire Escape range. The Trend also adds convenient features including privacy glass, to keep its rear-seat occupants cool, automatic headlights and windscreen wipers.

Escape Trend also offers an array of sophisticated options that aren’t offered by some key rivals on mid-spec models. These include a Hands-free Power Tailgate with Smart Keyless Entry, and a great Technology Pack.

The Technology Pack is even better value at $1300 (down from $1600 previously) and contains:

  • Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Driver Alert
  • Lane Keeping Assist
  • Auto High Beam
  • Autonomous Emergency Braking up to 50km/h (previously up to 30km/h)
  • Adaptive Cruise with Forward Alert and Enhanced Collision Mitigation
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)with Rear Cross-Traffic Alert (rear-cross traffic alert is new)
  • Tyre Pressure Monitoring System

The optional 2.0L EcoBoost engine, available in the Trend and Titanium exclusively with intelligent-AWD, now offers a more sophisticated twin-scroll turbocharger. While this improves throttle response to further enhance the Escape’s drivability, it’s joined by an improvement of 0.2L in fuel efficiency over its predecessor.

The revitalised line-up sees the family-friendly New Escape offered in a broader variety of models, reflecting the fragmentation of the SUV market in Australia, and Ford’s more than doubling of its SUV range since 2012.

The Escape joins the EcoSport, 2018 Edge-based SUV and the locally-engineered, award-winning Ford Everest in Ford dealerships, capitalising on Ford’s SUV heritage and expertise. In 2017, Ford will launch a five-seat Everest to further broaden its SUV range, capitalising on the $2 billion local investment over the past six years and ongoing innovation at Ford’s You Yangs, Victoria, Proving Ground as a hub for Asia-Pacific engineering and global development.

Sophisticated technology for simpler, safer parking

The new Ford Escape will make driving and parking simpler for customers, using sophisticated Ford driver assistance technologies. New perpendicular parking functionality enhances the semi-autonomous Active Park Assist technology that’s standard on Escape Titanium. Using additional ultrasonic sensors, perpendicular parking at the push of a button helps drivers to locate parking spaces alongside other cars as well as parallel to the road, and helps to steer the vehicle into them while the driver controls the accelerator and brake.

New Year’s may have come and gone but Ford Australia is giving customers reason to celebrate with the introduction of the Ranger FX4, the first XLT based Special Edition for PX Ranger MkII.

Building on the success of the Ranger XLS Special Edition, the Ranger FX4 is designed for customers looking for a bit more attitude from one of Australia’s favourite vehicles. Australian teams led the design and engineering of Ranger and its popularity continues to grow with 36,934 Rangers sold in Australia throughout 2016, a year-on-year increase of more than 26-per cent.

“The Ranger FX4 makes a great pick-up even more extraordinary with its unique style and boldness, and that’s a difficult thing to do with a vehicle that has just won back-to-back Drive

Best Ute awards in 2015 and 2016’, said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford Australia.

‘We developed the Ranger FX4 for our customers that are a bit bolder than most and make use of the towing and payload capabilities of the Ranger XLT,’ added Whickman.

Turn Heads with the Bold, Tough and Capable FX4:

The Ranger FX4 adds the following features to the standard Ranger XLT:

  • Larger, Stark Grey Alloy Wheels (18-inch) with New Unique Design
  • Black Roof Rails
  • Black Bonnet and Tailgate Decal Wraps
  • Side Decals with ‘FX4’ Branding
  • Black Sports Bar, Rear Bumper, Side Steps and Door Handles
  • Black Grille (with Unique Design), Fog Lamp Bezels, Exterior Mirrors and Fender Features
  • Leather Accented ‘FX4’ Branded Seats
  • Front and Rear Carpet Mats
  • Black Interior Highlights

The Ranger FX4 is available exclusively in Frozen White, Ingot Silver2, Magnetic2and Shadow Black2 exterior colours.

Stunning Looks at an Outstanding Price:

The Manufacturer’s List Price of the Ford Ranger FX4 is:

Model Name XLT MLP* Ranger FX4 MLP* Difference
4x4 XLT Double Pick-up 3.2L MT      $55,415 $58,915 $3,500
4x4 XLT Double Pick-up 3.2L AT      $57,615 $61,115 $3,500

*Recommended Manufacturer's List Price only. Price shown includes GST but excludes Dealer delivery fee and statutory charges. The selling price of any vehicle is at the discretion of the selling Dealer.

Beauty and Brains:

Ranger FX4 has the looks and, thanks to SYNC®3,1 the brains to match. SYNC®3 is Ford’s latest in-vehicle communications and entertainment platform that features Apple CarPlay,3 Android Auto3, faster performance, more conversational voice recognition, intuitive smartphone-like touchscreen and an improved graphic user interface.

SYNC 3 highlights:

  • New ‘Home’ screen with clearer layout and large icons for quicker access to functions including audio system, climate control, smartphone (including compatible apps) and satellite navigation (where fitted).
  • New 8.0-inch touchscreen with capacitive touch technology allows ‘pinch and swipe’ capability on select features (similar to a smartphone or tablet).
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration includes ability to access Apple Siri4 and Google Now5 (with compatible device).
  • Compatible apps include Spotify6, Pandora7 and Google Maps8.
  • More customisable and easier-to-navigate settings and user preferences.

Going Further for Australia and Australian Customers

The launch of the Ranger FX4 is the latest example of how Ford is going further for its Australian customers as it continues to introduce 20 new or updated models by 2020. Ranger and Everest are the centerpieces of Ford’s $2 billion investment in R&D in Australia since 2009, with a further $450 million to be invested in R&D in 2017, following the opening of the Asia-Pacific Product Development Centre at Broadmeadows, Victoria, last December.

Ford Australia is home to 1100 engineers and designers, with the company set to become the largest auto employer in the nation after 2017.

  1. Not all SYNC® 3 features are compatible with all phones. For compatibility, see ford.com.au/sync.
  2. This is a prestige paint option that that incurs an additional charge.
  3. Apple CarPlay is a trademark of Apple Inc. Android™ is a trademark of Google Inc. Both require phones with compatible versions of Apple iOS and Android™ (respectively), active data service and genuine USB cable (available separately). Message and data rates may apply.
  4. Siri is a trademark of Apple Inc. Siri is not supported on all phones. May require additional data services and equipment.
  5. Google Now is a trademark of Google Inc.

  6. Requires phone compatible with Spotify app, additional data services and equipment.
  7. PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc.

  8. Google Maps is a trademark of Google Inc.

SYNC® does not control Apple CarPlay or Android Auto while in use; Apple Inc and Android™ (respectively) are responsible for their functionality. Warning: Local laws prohibit some or all of the text messaging functions while driving. Check your local road rules before using these functions.

Leading independent vehicle safety advocate, the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP), released a much anticipated safety rating for the high-selling and iconic sports car, the Ford Mustang. The Mustang scored a 2 star ANCAP safety rating.

“This result is simply shocking for such a newly designed and popular model,” said ANCAP Chief Executive Officer, James Goodwin. “The safety of adult occupants, child occupants and the ability to avoid a crash all form the basis of our ratings and the Mustang falls short in each of these areas,”

“There’s strong consumer expectation that a new vehicle will be 5 stars and a sports car is no different – safety should never be compromised,” he said.

The Ford Mustang rating is limited to 2 stars due to its poor performance in three of the four areas of assessment – Adult Occupant Protection, Child Occupant Protection and Safety Assist. The poorest performing area of assessment was Safety Assist with the Mustang scoring 2 points out of a possible 12 points (16 per cent).

“It’s disappointing speed assistance systems, lane support systems, autonomous emergency braking, forward collision warning and rear seat belt reminders are all missing from the Mustang,” Goodwin said. “Of concern, the full width frontal test showed a risk of serious head, chest and leg injury for the rear passenger. There was also insufficient inflation of both the driver and front passenger airbags in the frontal offset test which allowed the driver’s head to contact the steering wheel and the passenger’s head to contact the dashboard,”

“The driver’s door opened in the pole test, and whiplash protection for rear-end collisions was marginal,”

“This rating is not intended to shock or surprise – it simply presents the safety of this car against that of its contemporary competitors,”

“This rating should not come as a surprise to Ford as we maintain strong relationships with vehicle brands and they are informed on the development of our protocols. I would encourage Ford to swiftly introduce design and production changes to improve its safety performance,” Goodwin added.

Ford partnered with its ambassador of Service, Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, to introduce the new Mustang – the company’s most advanced Mustang ever.

A host of improvements including new technology and design changes give owners ways to customize Mustang to their preferences, even better performance from more powerful engines and new MagneRide™ suspension technology. Customers have more ways than ever to personalize Mustang to make it their own, with three new paint colors, 12 distinct wheel choices and a customizable digital instrument cluster.

“The new Mustang is our best ever, based on more than 50 years as one of the iconic sports car in America and now, the world,” said Joe Hinrichs, president of The Americas. “Tapping Mustang’s enormous fan base, we’re bringing the new Mustang straight to the people – and introducing the new car across multiple social media channels, reaching millions.”

Ford tapped Johnson to reveal the new Mustang to the world by giving one of the first models available to a deserving member of the military. A video of the debut was launched on Johnson’s social channels, including Youtube, Instagram and Facebook, where Mustang holds the title for the most-popular car with more than 8.4 million ‘likes.’

Technology for greater personalization

Mustang makes available Ford’s first 12-inch all-digital LCD screen in the dashboard. This all-new customizable instrument cluster can be easily personalized, offering three separate views. Customers can personalize the displays for normal, sport and track mode. All-new Mustang MyMode with memory function allows customers to save their favorite drive settings, including suspension and steering preferences.

The new Mustang is so customizable that even its engine note can be adjusted. Delivering an audible experience like never before, an all-new active valve exhaust system is optional on Mustang GT, with a fully variable soundtrack to match the entire acceleration range.

For the first time, Mustang benefits from a vast array of Ford driver-assist technology. Customers can feel more confident than ever behind the wheel with new features like Pre-Collision Assist with pedestrian detection, distance alert, lane-departure warning, lane-keeping assist and Driver Alert System.

Ford SYNC® Connect with FordPass™ is available on Mustang for the first time. When using the FordPass® app for smartphones, drivers can start, lock, unlock and locate their car for ultimate convenience.

Ultimate performance

Performance is at the core of Mustang DNA, offering drivers a unique thrill of acceleration and cornering for the ultimate fun-to-drive experience. On all models, new shock absorbers make for better ride control, a new cross-axis joint in the rear suspension leads to increased lateral stiffness, and innovative stabilizer bars bring sharper response and handling.

MagneRide damper technology is a new option with the Mustang Performance Package to optimize ride and handling in all situations.

The proven 2.3-litre EcoBoost four-cylinder engine continues to offer outstanding performance advantages versus the outgoing 3.7-litre V6. Using Ford’s transient overboost technology uniquely calibrated for Mustang, torque is increased for wide-open throttle acceleration.

Ford’s legendary 5.0-litre V8 engine has been thoroughly reworked. It is more powerful and revs higher than any Mustang GT before. This power increase was achieved with the first application for Mustang of Ford’s new dual-fuel, high-pressure direct injection and low-pressure port fuel injection on a V8 engine – delivering robust low-end torque, high-rpm power, and improved fuel efficiency.

The manual transmission for both engine options has been upgraded for optimal torque. For the V8, the manual transmission has been totally redesigned to include a twin-disc clutch and dual-mass flywheel to increase torque capability and deliver more efficient clutch modulation.

A new 10-speed automatic transmission, available with both EcoBoost and V8 engines, is the best automatic Mustang has ever offered. With a wide-ratio span and optimized gear spacing, this all-new gearbox helps deliver higher average power for acceleration – improving responsiveness and performance.

Compared to the previous six-speed, the new 10-speed transmission has quicker shift times, better low-speed tip-in response and significantly reduced friction losses. The all-new electronic control system includes unique tunes for different drive modes and features real-time adaptive shift scheduling to ensure the right gear at the right time. Steering wheel-mounted shift paddles allow drivers maximum manual control.

Energy in the design

Overall, the car’s exterior design is now more athletic, with a lower, remodeled hood and grille that deliver a leaner look and refined aerodynamics, upper and lower front grilles, and a new position for hood vents. For the first time the entire Mustang line will feature all-LED front lights including signature lighting, low-beams, turn signals, efficient projector high-beams and available fog lamps.

The rear of the car gets revised LED taillamps for a more technical look, plus a new bumper, fascia and available performance spoiler. Dual-tip exhaust is standard for EcoBoost® Mustang, while V8-powered Mustang GT gets a standard quad-tip exhaust.

With a dozen available alloy wheel designs and fresh exterior color choices – including all-new signature Orange Fury – enthusiasts can order a Mustang with the look they’re after.

Improved touch points and visual cues with a more premium look and feel characterize the new cockpit. The center console adds a new hand-stitched wrap with contrast stitching and padded knee bolsters while door handles, rings and bezels are finished in aluminum. Restyled seating surfaces feature new patterns and color choices, the instrument panel sports an updated Mustang badge and there’s a new key fob design. A heated steering wheel is optional.

Ford’s most advanced Mustang ever goes on sale in North America this fall.

The new Ford Everest RWD and Escape are arriving to boost Ford’s SUV sales momentum as the company invests more in local SUV innovation while doubling its SUV lineup, with Australian consumers poised to become the first in the world to buy more SUVs than cars.

“The Everest 4WD range has already established itself as an award-winning vehicle, so the new rear-wheel-drive model will now help us build more momentum with buyers who do not need the vehicle’s locally-developed off-road capability ,” said Graeme Whickman, CEO and President, Ford of Australia. “As we double our SUV offerings, the Everest also serves as our flagship of this growing lineup with more local pedigree than any competitive SUV thanks to our Australian product development team’s leading role designing, engineering and testing it.”

With a manufacturers list price (MLP*) of $55,990 – $5000 under the MLP of the Everest Trend 4WD – the Everest Trend RWD offers a suite of safety and driver-assist technologies that give drivers more confidence, improved fuel economy compared to the Everest Trend 4WD to help customers save at the pump, SYNC® 3 with Aussie accent recognition.

The Everest Trend 4WD has received numerous accolades from motoring media including Drive’s 2015 ‘Car of the Year’, Drive’s 2015 and 2016 ‘Best 4WD of the Year’ and 4x4 Australia’s 2016 ‘4x4 of the Year’.

The launch of the Everest Trend RWD is another example of how Ford’s commitment to Australia continues to grow beyond investing billions in local R&D over The past six year as it expands and upgrades its lineup, which includes the ongoing introduction of 20 new or upgraded models by 2020.

Ford has doubled the number of SUVs in its Australian line-up since 2012 as the car manufacturer expects SUV sales to reach 40 per cent of all Australian vehicle sales by 2018 based on contemporary lifestyle needs, including Millennials reaching child-rearing stage and Baby Boomers continuing to buy SUVs at high rates

Everest Trend RWD – impressively capable

The Everest Trend RWD will continue to be an impressively capable SUV offering the same 3.2-litre TDCi engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, seven seat capacity, smart features and 3,000kg towing capability## as the current Everest Trend 4WD.

Because the Everest Trend RWD also retains the same tyres and 225mm ride height as the Everest Trend 4WD, it is an excellent option for large SUV buyers or families who enjoy an occasional excursion off-road, but who are usually found in urban environments.

The great Escape: Australian summer getaway

The 2017 Escape will arrive in showrooms alongside the Everest RWD with improved fuel efficiency for the 2.0-litre EcoBoost models and driver assistance technologies, with greater choice with a new front-wheel drive Trend variant as Ford more than doubles the number of SUVs in its line-up since 2012.

“Escape is one of our biggest opportunities to accelerate our brand transformation in Australia so it will be at the centre of much of what we do in 2017,” said Whickman. “This vehicle is packed full of innovations and is perfectly sized and capable for young, urban families who need to get around town for work but get away to play on the weekends.”

When compared with the Ford Kuga, the Escape will have a sharper recommended Manufacturer’s List Price (MLP) of $28,490* for the entry level Ambiente model, with a front-wheel drive 1.5-litre Trend model broadening appeal with increased standard features.

The Ford Escape is currently being assessed by ANCAP. The Ford Escape will offer high levels of occupant and pedestrian protection and safety specification and is aiming to achieve the maximum ANCAP safety rating.

EcoBoost: Escape the pump 

The new Escape offers EcoBoost technology, Ford’s innovative engine range that has led to five consecutive Engine of the Year awards for the 1.0-litre, three-cylinder EcoBoost engine that’s been offered in the Fiesta and EcoSport.

The 2017 Escape offers 1.5-litre and 2.0-litre EcoBoost engines. The deployment of EcoBoost technology has benefitted from the engineering expertise of Ford Australia’s local Product Development team, with Australian engineers playing an integral role in the global EcoBoost program. As part of the international development team, Australian engineers work with teams from around the world, developing EcoBoost powertrains across multiple car lines for both global and Australian consumers.

Faster SYNC® 3 understands the Australian accent 

In an exceptional value add for customers, SYNC® 3 will become standard on Everest RWD and is standard across the Ford Escape range.

“Our customers are connected outside their vehicles, and Ford SYNC® 3 will help them stay better connected while continuing to drive with their hands on the wheel and eyes on the road,” said Graeme Whickman. “Our leading local R&D investment also helps us stay better connected to Australian consumer needs, including SYNC® 3’s new voice-recognition technology that understands Australian accents.” ^

SYNC® 3^ – Ford’s all-new communications and entertainment system – features faster performance, conversational voice recognition with Australian accent-specific calibration, intuitive smartphone-like touchscreen and easier-to-understand graphical interface.

SYNC® 3 highlights:

  • New ‘Home’ screen with clearer layout and large icons for quicker access to functions including audio system, smartphone (including compatible apps) and satellite-navigation (where fitted).
  • New 8.0-inch touchscreen with capacitive touch technology allows ‘pinch and swipe’ capability on select features (similar to a smartphone or tablet).
  • Apple CarPlay and Android Auto integration includes ability to access Apple Siri and Google Now#.
  • Compatible apps include Spotify, Pandora and Google Maps+.
  • More customisable and easier-to-navigate settings and user preferences.

Going Further for Australia and Australian Customers

Ford’s Australian product development team had a key role developing Everest, along with Ranger, as the centrepiece of Ford’s $2 billion investment in local R&D since 2009. The Everest demonstrates how local innovation and high-tech design continues to be expanded locally through Ford’s extensive product development operations.

Ford is home to 2,000 team members, most making up one of the company’s three global product development hubs, with the company set to become the largest auto employer in the nation after 2017.

*Recommended MLP for vehicle only including GST. As always, the offer price of any vehicle is entirely at the discretion of the Dealer. Prices shown exclude Dealer delivery and statutory charges.
^Not all SYNC™features are compatible with all phones.
##Maximum braked towing capacity using genuine Ford towbar. Subject to State and Territory regulations.
#Local laws may prohibit the use of this function. Apple CarPlay and Siri are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries. Android Auto is a trademark of Google Inc.
+ Local laws may prohibit the use of this function. PANDORA, the PANDORA logo, and the Pandora trade dress are trademarks or registered trademarks of Pandora Media, Inc. Google Maps is a trademark of Google Inc.

Ford is boosting one of the industry’s hottest models by launching the new Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition in September as the Ranger 4x4 already has seen sales rise nearly 40 per cent compared to the same time last year while taking more than 21 per cent of the 4x4 pick-up segment and again beating Hilux 4x4 in monthly sales during July.

The Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition offers unsurpassed 3500kg towing capacity^^, rear view camera and rear parking sensors and builds on the critical acclaim Ranger has recently enjoyed, with the Ford Ranger XLT awarded Drive Best Ute 2015, CarSales Best Tradie Vehicle 2015 and CarSales Best Offroad 4x4 2015.

“Already considered one of the most capable and desirable pick-up trucks on the market, we expect the Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition will help us narrow the gap to Toyota even further, with Ranger 4x4 now only 172 units behind the Hilux 4x4 year-to-date,” said Graeme Whickman, CEO and President, Ford of Australia.

Ranger was designed and engineered in Australia, and the addition of the Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition demonstrates how Ford’s commitment to local customers extends beyond the billions invested in local R&D as Ford Australia continues to deliver 20 new or updated vehicles by 2020.

Introducing the Ford Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition:

The Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition is based on the 4x4 XLS Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L and adds more than $4,900^ of Ford Genuine Factory-Fitted Accessories, including:

  • Sports bar to give the Special Edition more visual attitude
  • Genuine Ford tow-bar that enables Ranger’s 3500kg towing capability
  • Side steps that help entry and egress, as well as bolstering the Ranger’s rugged looks
  • Bed and tailgate liner that adds to the practicality and usefulness of the Ranger’s expansive tray area and load capability

The Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition in both manual and automatic will be available from 2017MY production beginning August 1, 2016.

More content and exceptional recommended drive away offers
The recommended Drive Away Offers on the Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition:

Model Name

XLS*
(2017MY)

XLS Special
Edition*
(2017MY)

Difference

4x4 XLS Double Pick-up 3.2L MT

$47,490

$49,990

$2500

4x4 XLS Double Pick-up 3.2L AT

$49,690

$52,190

$2500

* Recommended Drive Away Offers only. The selling price of any vehicle is at the discretion of the selling Dealer.
# 4x4 XLS Double Pick-up 3.2L 2017 MY arriving September.