SEMA eNews Vol. 14, No. 4, January 27, 2011

Spy Shots—Ford's Ranger Going Global: Bigger Size, Better Payload

Global Ranger

The shooters at Brenda Priddy & Co. delivered pictures of the two-door ’11 Ford Ranger T6 global pickup a month ago with some heavy camo. Here is the Ranger showing off its metal and bigger size.

According to Ford, the global Ranger is about 90% of the size of today's F-150 half-ton. Priddy reports that while it's difficult to judge those dimensions in the four-door configuration, the single-cab Ranger is generously sized. Priddy estimates that the cargo box is about 6.5- to 7-ft. long.

Ford says the T6 Ranger is the most capable small pickup it has ever built. It will go on sale next year in 188 countries but not the United States and Canada.

Three engines will be available, including a 2.2L inline four-cylinder with up to 276 lb.-ft. of torque and a 3.2L inline five-cylinder with 346 lb.-ft. of torque. Priddy reports that Ford plans to use its new 2.5L Duratec four-cylinder gas engine in the global Ranger, which the automaker says has more power than its major competitors and is flex-fuel capable.

The T6 Ranger will achieve a significantly increased payload capacity of up to 3,306 lbs. on selected models, according to Ford. While the truck’s top towing capacity has not been announced, Ford has said the towing will be “exceptional.”

Global Ranger
Photo: Brian Williams for Brenda Priddy & Company

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