It can be configured to buyers' specific needs.
The Ford Ranger is a pretty cool little pickup that we've been waiting a long time for, but now that it's arrived, we want more. A Raptor version would be ideal, but for those more practically minded, going faster in a utilitarian vehicle like the Ranger is unnecessary. What is necessary is the option to configure your pickup the way you need it, and Ford has now announced that it will be offering a chassis cab variant in the United Kingdom. As Ford puts it, this opens up a world of possibilities for sectors "from construction to military". It's already the best-selling pickup in Europe, and this should help further cement that status.
Paul Baynes, the conversions manager at Ford of Europe's Commercial Vehicles division says: "We've built the Ranger chassis cab for customers who work in the most demanding environments and need a tough, off-road vehicle to carry their specialist kit. Combined with Ford's extensive QVM (Qualified Vehicle Modifier) converter network, Ranger chassis cab enables our customers to get the job done, wherever they work."
With a heavy-duty leaf spring rear suspension and a flat rear surface that can handle up to 7,200 pounds of weight, this variant seems like the ideal base to create a bespoke specialist vehicle for any environment and requirement, whether that be as a tow vehicle or as firefighting support.
In addition, the Ranger can tow up to 7,700 lbs behind it, and with full factory support for authorized conversions, you can maintain peace of mind in your new vehicle. All conversions carried out by Ford will also come with the same warranty that regular Ford offerings get, and options like upgraded batteries and an interface for conversions like tipper bodies further enhance the appeal of the workhorse. Orders open from January 2021. However, there is no word on whether these options will make their way Stateside. We wouldn't hold our breath though, as bigger pickups like the F-150 are more popular for the average workman.