Ford New Zealand has today announced that the new top-of-the-range Ranger Platinum will be going on sale locally mid-next year.
The limited edition model is said to take the ute to “new heights” with unique styling and luxurious features found throughout.
Among the new exterior appointments is a unique front grille, 20-inch alloy wheels, ‘Platinum’ bonnet badging, chrome trims, LED headlights, a damped tailgate and Ford’s new Flexible Rack System (FRS). New Zealand won’t however get the black roof found on the Australian model.
Ford wants occupants to feel as if they’re in the lap of luxury inside with quilted leather accented seats and a heated steering wheel.
Both front seats are heated and ventilated while the driver gets a 10-way power adjustable unit with a memory function alongside a 12.4-inch instrument cluster.
Aspects from the Everest SUV also make their way inside including a closed shelf dashboard and upper glovebox.
The new model will be available exclusively in a dual-cab five-seat configuration and is powered by the same 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel engine found in the Wildtrak, producing 184kW and 600Nm of torque.
Full-time four-wheel drive is standard alongside a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Ford Ranger Platinum will start at $84,490 RRP and is set to go into production from April 2023 with the first arrivals expected in May 2023.