October 27, 2021
When it comes to testing the next-generation Ranger’s toughness and durability, Ford Australia’s team of development engineers doesn’t pull any punches. After all, they need to deliver a truly global pick up that is up for the challenge across 180 markets.
Built from the ground up to be the toughest, smartest, most versatile and most capable Ranger ever, next-gen Ranger is being subjected to more physical and virtual testing than ever before.
“Every part of the next-generation Ranger was tested to the same standards that we demand of every Ford vehicle.”
The next-gen Ford Ranger is being put through its paces across some of the toughest terrain around the world to, not only ensure it’s capable and customer ready, but that it also meets Ford’s stringent world-class quality, reliability and durability standards.
“Whether it’s tackling muddy bush tracks, coping with the rigours of extreme tropical weather, towing over alpine passes, or enduring temperatures of more than 50° Celsius, Ranger has to do it all.”
Next-Generation Ranger testing has covered around 10,000km of desert driving, the equivalent of 1,250,000km of customer driving, and the equivalent of 625,000km of rugged off-road durability testing at maximum load capacity, and testing is continuing around the world. And the testing isn’t over yet. Even before the first prototypes hit the road for testing, Ford’s engineers subjected next-gen Ranger to thousands of hours of computer simulations and thousands more of real-world simulations in labs, covering everything from aerodynamics to component and structure durability.