Recently a batch of Ford Ranger pickup truck was spotted on a couple of flatbeds in Tamil Nadu. The trucks were not assembled completely and missed out on a few essential parts. Read the complete report here.
Ford Ranger is the pickup truck iteration of the Ford Endeavour. The Ranger pickup has been making its way to the news since last few days, thanks to the rumours, which claim that Ford is planning to launch the Ranger and its performance-spec version – Ranger Raptor in the Indian market. However, a batch of Ranger pickup was recently spotted in Salem, Tamil Nadu but in a partly-assembled state. The trucks missed out on the rear flatbed, doors, fenders, and even windscreens. Although, one can see the 6-spoke 18-inch alloy wheels, which were offered with the pre-facelift model of the Endeavour.
The Ford Ranger is expected to be positioned as a direct rival to the Isuzu V-Cross. It is likely to be offered with the same 2.0L 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that does duties on the Endeavour. This motor is capable of developing a peak power output of 170 PS and 420 Nm of peak torque and will come mated to the 10-speed AT as standard. Unlike the Endeavour, the Ranger will most likely be offered in a 4WD configuration only.
In terms of dimensions, the Ranger and Endeavour are nearly identical in overall width and height, but the former is longer by measuring over 5 meters in length. In the international markets, the Ranger boasts of a payload capacity of over 700 kilos. In the Indian market, however, it will be reduced to around 250 kilos as exceeding the 300-kilogram mark will bring it in the commercial truck category.
The Ranger Raptor gets a 2.0L turbo-diesel as well but in a higher state of tune. It puts out 210 PS of peak power output and 510 Nm of max torque. The transmission duties are performed by a 10-speed AT, but it can do a 0-100 kmph sprint in just 10.6 seconds with a top speed of 169 kmph only. Also, the Ranger Raptor is beefed-up in terms of dimensions as well. It boasts of a ground clearance of 283 mm, and it gets coil spring with Fox racing suspension and Watt’s linkages unlike the leaf springs seen on the regular Ranger.