The updated Ford Ranger will be many times better than the German VW AmarokSeptember 21, 2020
The fact that the new generation of the mid-size American pickup Ford Ranger will be an order of magnitude better than the German VW Amarok, said Ford Australia President Andrew Birkich. According to him, the new Ranger will become a global model for the automaker and will be sold in more than 180 countries around the world.
In a recent interview, Ford Australia President Andrew Birkich said the next Ranger already has an edge over the new Volkswagen Amarok. As a reminder, the VW pickup will be built on the same platform as the next generation Ranger. In fact, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles recently admitted that the Amarok would have been discontinued if it hadn’t been for its partnership with Ford.
Designed primarily in Australia, the next generation of the Ranger midsize truck is being created as a global model for the brand as it will be sold in over 180 countries around the world.
Mr Birkich said Ford “has an edge over them [Volkswagen]. We have a really strong history of making pickups, and in particular the mid-size Ranger. So I think for us it’s how we keep improving and raising the bar, while for them I think it’s a different game. “
He went on to mention that VW is likely to position its new Amarok differently, but admitted that he “has no idea” how the German pickup will distance itself from the Ranger. Birkich believes VW will “bring a different dynamic” to a truck that will actually be produced by Ford at its Silverton plant in South Africa starting in 2022.
Ford hasn’t disclosed details about the new Ranger, but a company insider told us some time ago that the next-generation truck will debut in the U.S. in 2022, about a year after its international launch. Australian media reports that a high-performance version of the Raptor will also hit North America this time around. Under the hood of this version of the novelty will be an upgraded 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine, while other markets will get a truck with 2.0- and 3.0-liter diesels. In the case of the VW analogue, buyers will find the Amarok with the R suffix.
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