The new Ford Ranger was unanimously voted the winner in the ‘International Pick-Up Award 2013’ thanks to its all-round excellence on and off the road, and a Five Star EuroNCAP rating.
Every member of the judging panel ranked the new Ranger as their number one choice, praising its performance on- and off-road, strong engine line-up, payload and towing capability, and safety.
The announcement came following extensive testing at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, England, after which it was awarded 47 points – more than the combined number of points garnered by the second- and third-placed Isuzu D-Max and Volkswagen Amarok.
Totally new from the ground up, the new Ranger now delivers more payload and class-leading towing capability, along with innovative new comfort and driver assistance features, and is the first such vehicle ever to achieve a Five Star EuroNCAP rating.
"The Ford Ranger is a great all-rounder, combining the perfect blend of on-road comfort and stability with off-road capability," said Jarlath Sweeney, the Irish judge on the panel of CV journalists that also serves on the ‘International Van of the Year’ jury.
“The Ranger is great for work and great for leisure, and customers will appreciate the difference as soon as they get behind the wheel,” said Paul Randle, vehicle line director, Global Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe.