And the latter continues to show its growing importance for the Blue Oval as the company expands the range to accommodate different customer tastes. Anyone looking for the most specific derivation of a pickup truck? Just mark an order for the all-new 2021 Ranger Chassis Cab, which should arrive at dealerships this very month.
On the other hand, Ford is also tempting its Ranger fans with something that’s at the other end of the spectrum – the newly introduced Ranger MS-RT. It’s a pickup designed for a bit of more style, although it also packs the same substance as the other two flagship versions of the range – the Wildtrack and the off-road-inspired Ranger Raptor.
Now there’s a third choice making use of the same 211-hp (213 PS) bi-turbo 2.0-liter EcoBlue diesel engine and ten-speed automatic transmission. The new Ranger MS-RT is mainly based on the Wildtrack version, making use of the same equipment level and offered in Super Cab or Double Cab body styles, but it also comes with its own, unique features.
We have seen Ford and MS-RT previously join forces for motorsport-inspired commercial vehicles, so we kind of know what’s to be expected from the latest collaboration: racing-inspired looks, premium specification, and bespoke elements.
And the Ranger MS-RT doesn’t disappoint. The exterior modifications include a new front end with a honeycomb mesh grille and a carbon fiber look, along with integrated fog lights, as well as a sporty profile emphasized by the new 20-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels.
Beefier wheel arches and prominent side skirts, along with an aerodynamic load bar and MS-RT insignia are also part of the equation, while customers will be able to choose between Frozen White, Sea Grey, or Agate Black shades when the Ranger MS-RT hits the dealers in select European markets this summer.
Inside, the new MS-RT variant has premium leather trimming with orange elements, while the British design specialist also adds a touch of bespoke detailing with its branded floor mats and door sills. There’s ambient lighting, heated front seats, and Ford’s SYNC 3 infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen to keep them company, among others.