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Ford Ranger is an extremely popular pickup truck in Australia. The 2019 model started the fourth-generation so we don’t expect major upgrades yet. However, the 2021 Ford Ranger Tradesman is a huge refreshment for the lineup and for the Australian markets in general.
Tradesman is a brand-new trim level that comes with plenty of novelties. Based on the XL trim, Tradesman adds various exterior changes and it comes with a powerful turbodiesel engine. It looks impressive and the interior will also get various updates. This model will go on sale later in 2020 and it will arrive at an affordable price.
2021 Ford Ranger Tradesman Design
The upcoming mid-size pickup truck will look incredible. The 2021 Ford Ranger Tradesman will gain a couple of nice-looking exterior features. As a result, expect a very handsome model that instantly grabs the attention. For a start, Blue Oval offers 16-inch black alloy rims instead of regular steel wheels.
Moreover, the black bar sits upfront along with the LED light bar. A tow bar has been added too. Tradesman will offer plastic liner for the bed and black side steps. This trim level is available in six different exterior colors. That includes paints such as Aluminum Silver, Arctic White, Blue Lightning, True Red, Shadow Black, and Meteor Gray.
On the inside, the new 2021 Ford Ranger Tradesman will get a couple of updates. Still, cloth upholstery is standard like in the XL trim level. Rubber floors are in the offer, along with the new 8-inch touchscreen. This pickup truck also adds a couple of regular high-tech amenities such as Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
However, unlike the base trim level, Tradesman comes with plenty of driver-assistance features. The last system that became available is autonomous emergency braking. Besides that, Tradesman offers adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, and much more.
2021 Ford Ranger Tradesman Engine Specs
The approaching 2021 Ford Ranger Tradesman is already mistaken for the Tradie Pack that is available on the Limited trim level. However, Tradesman is the trim level and not a package and it adds a couple of interesting things. A 3.2-liter Duratorq turbodiesel is perhaps the highlight of the Ranger Tradesman. This engine comes with a 6-speed automatic transmission and is available in a Double Cab version.
Moreover, it offers a part-time four-wheel-drive system as standard. As for the Duratorq, it is a quite capable engine with 197 horsepower. Moreover, it delivers 350 lb-ft of torque. Interestingly, this engine has been introduced in 2006 and since then, it has been re-tuned a couple of times. However, if you want more power, XLT, Wildtrak, and Raptor variants are available with a bi-turbo turbodiesel that offers a ten-speed automatic gearbox.
Price and Release Date
Blue Oval says the 2021 Ford Ranger Tradesman will cost additional 1,000 Australian dollars. In other words, you can get this trim level for around $49,000. The sales will start later in 2020 in Australia. We still don’t know if Ford plans to introduce Tradesman trim level somewhere else.