WATCH | Next-gen Ford Ranger tested to the extreme in world's toughest conditions

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• Ford shared more details about its upcoming Ranger and the tests its been subjected to.

• The new bakkie will make its global debut before the end of 2021.

• The Ranger will again be built in South Africa.

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Ford has teased more images of their new Ranger bakkie that will make its global debut in the closing stages of 2021. The bakkie, built in South Africa and Thailand, will be sold in 180 global markets, and Ford is adamant about making the new version "the toughest, smartest, most versatile and most capable Ranger yet."

The Blue Oval has subjected its new Ranger to an array of conditions, all aimed at ensuring that the upcoming bakkie is ready for whatever owners and drivers will subject it to. According to Ford, the Ranger around 10 000km of desert driving and other rigorous conditions. The bakkie has also been subjected to searing heat in temperatures of more than 50-degrees Celsius.

John Willems, Ford Ranger Chief Program Engineer, said: "Earning a Built Ford Tough status is not something we take lightly. Every part of the next-generation Ranger was tested to the same standards that we demand of every Ford vehicle.

"Our job as engineers is to translate the customer experience insights into a clear product definition brief for the engineering group, which becomes the absolute reference for engineers. This is particularly important for the Ranger, given we are developing it to be sold across the globe."

The all-new Ranger will go on sale in South Africa in the second half of 2022.

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Camouflaged (2022) Ford Ranger
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