The current generation (T6) Ford Ranger is now almost a decade old as this model first came out in 2011. Despite this, the Ranger continues to be popular and is one of our most favorite pickups. Throughout its life cycle, Ford has given the Ranger numerous updates, keeping it competitive despite newer competition. The next-generation Ford Ranger is right around the corner, and it will share the same underpinnings as the next-generation Volkswagen Amarok. As such, consider this 2021 Ford Ranger as the last hurrah until the all-new model comes out.
As far as exterior changes go, this one’s pretty minor. The only change is a new mesh grille that’s shared with most of the line-up. Specific to the Wildtrak variants are new black alloy wheels and a new power-retractable tonneau cover to protect your precious cargo. As for the rest of the design, it largely remains the same as before.
The 2021 Ford Ranger’s interior also remains largely unchanged, though the SYNC3 infotainment system gets a new user interface that’s also seen in some of Ford’s newer offerings. For the Wildtrak variant, Ford has added more orange detailing, but that’s pretty much it for this update.
Since the Ford Ranger just received a major powertrain upgrade last year, no engineering changes were made to improve its already impressive performance. There’s the tried-and-tested 2.2-liter Duratorq inline-4 turbo diesel engine that produces 160 hp and 385 Nm of torque. This engine can be mated to a 6-speed manual or automatic transmission. The Wildtrak and Raptor variant will continue utilizing the new 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engines that produce 180 hp and 420 Nm or a twin-turbo version that produces 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. These engines are mated solely to a 10-speed automatic.
The 2021 Ford Ranger is now on sale in Thailand. Since our Rangers are sourced from the aforementioned country, its local launch is most likely just around the corner.