New tech for 2017 Ford Ranger

The popular Ford Ranger is in line for some technology tweaks as dealerships welcome the MY17 model.

Ford has just let us know of some changes they are introducing, including the standard fitment of a reverse camera and rear parking sensors.

Those new additions come to all variants of the Ford Ranger pick-up range, not including the XL Plus.

The Ranger XLT (pictured) now also boasts front parking sensors and SYNC 3 connectivity, including Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak also getting SYNC 3 and rounding out the changes, the 4X4 XL Super Cab Chassis with the five-cylinder 3.2 litre engine is now available with an automatic transmission.

Ford Australia boss Graeme Whickman telling Behind the Wheel the changes are aimed at helping the Ranger take the fight up to the Toyota HiLux.

“These innovations combined with Ranger’s unsurpassed towing and hauling capability will help continue Ranger’s momentum as we continue closing the gap on Hilux.

“In particular, Australians are being drawn especially to the XLT and Wildtrak variants, which now account for 62% of all Ranger’s sold this year, up from 51% in 2014.”

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Joel is the founder and CEO of Behind the Wheel. Joel has a background as a radio broadcaster with on-air roles at 4BC, 4KQ, 2KY, 2LT and 2UE amongst others, as well as a news editor and program director. Joel’s relationship with cars stems back to his early childhood learning to change oil and brakes with his father and uncle. This continued on into his driving years owning an assorted collection of cars.

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