Ford of Europe has released its star lineup of models making their way to the Geneva Motor Show next month. In addition to its full portfolio, included in the mix are the redesigned Ranger pickup, raced-up Focus RS, economical (and cute) Fiesta and Ka minicars and a variety of the brand's Ford Individual personalization offerings.
"The current Ford of Europe range of vehicles is probably our strongest product line-up ever. Our long-standing strengths of driving dynamics, safety and value, combined with the high level of style and emotional appeal that has been injected into the range mean that we are in a strong position to see us through these challenging times," stated Ingvar Sviggum, Vice President, Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford of Europe.
The redesigned, wind-tunnel tested Ranger pickup receives a complete revamping both inside and out, and safe to say, it looks pretty well done. Built in Thailand and shipped to Europe for sale, the Ranger can be had in three body styles with two diesel engines -- 2.5L Turbo (141-hp/ 243 lb-ft) or 3.0L (154-hp/280 lb-ft) -- mated to five-speed automatic or manual transmissions. It can also come in 4x2 or 4x4 configurations for those looking for off-road capability and touts a claimed towing capacity of 3000 kg (6614 lbs). Europeans will get all the new Ranger fun beginning this April.