New Ford Ranger Raptor Lifestyle side exterior

Ford Ranger Scoops Pick-up of the Year 2019

The Ford Ranger has been awarded a sought-after accolade, having been named Auto Express Pick-up of the Year 2019.

The 2019 Ford Ranger is tougher, more powerful and better equipped than ever before, boasting a revised engine range, new automatic transmission option and advanced technology features such as the innovative FordPass Connect system.

A brand new 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel unit powers the model, and comes with outputs of 168bhp and 210bhp. In addition, up to 500Nm of torque is available, ensuring the Ranger delivers plenty of pull throughout the rev range, and regardless of the loads you’re carrying. This strength is teamed with a six-speed manual gearbox or an all-new 10-speed automatic option, which provides slicker shifts and helps to maximise efficiency.

The level of refinement on offer has increased too, with Double Cab body styles in particular boasting the premium feel and spacious environment that set the Ranger above its rivals. More than simply a hardworking pick-up, Ford’s mighty commercial vehicle now has the appeal of a luxury SUV too.

New Ford Ranger Raptor Lifestyle side exterior
New Ford Ranger Raptor Lifestyle side exterior

Trim levels include the Limited and WIldtrak editions, and a halo model – the Ranger Raptor – which is designed specifically for off-road challenges and really gives the overall model range versatility.

Auto Express’ particular pick was the 2.0-litre EcoBlue 170 Limited Double Cab option, which the magazine commended for its high level of kit and respectable fuel economy.

If you’d like to find out more about the new Ford Ranger and discover for yourself why it’s worthy of the prestigious Auto Express award, visit your local Birchwood Ford dealership today.
Our friendly team will be delighted to take you for a test drive.


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