New Ford Ranger MS-RT adds street appeal, coming to Europe in summer
The new Ranger MS-RT offers customers a high-end, street-focused pick-up that sits alongside the desert-race-influenced Ford Ranger Raptor at the pinnacle of the Ranger line-up. The new vehicle is derived from the Ranger Wildtrak, sharing its generous equipment, one-tonne payload and choice of Super Cab or Double Cab body styles. The exclusive Ranger MS-RT will be available from Ford dealers in select European markets from summer 2021.
Ranger MS-RT’s unique exterior includes a hand-built front fascia featuring a honeycomb carbon fibre-effect grille and integrated fog lights. The striking side profile adds to the sporty character while 20-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels, extended wheel arches and sculpted side skirts create a purposeful stance. Frozen White, Sea Grey or Agate Black paints emphasise the imposing styling, embellished by carbon fibre-effect mirror caps, an aerodynamic load bar and MS‑RT badges.
The Ranger MS-RT cabin features premium leather trim with contrast orange stitching. Ambient lighting and heated front seats create a comfortable environment, while MS-RT detailing for floor mats and scuff plates adds a bespoke feel. Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity and navigation system 1 with 8-inch touchscreen simplifies access to communication and entertainment features, and the rear-view camera 2 helps when parking or hitching to a trailer.
Fitted with the advanced 10‑speed automatic transmission shared with the Ford Mustang sports car, the powertrain delivers 213 PS and 500 Nm of torque to move payloads of up to 1,098 kg 4 and a towing weight of 3,500 kg. 5 Ranger’s selectable four-wheel drive system is retained for optimum traction off-road, while a Maxhaust app-controlled soundbox is available as a dealer-fit option for customers desiring a sporty soundtrack. Ranger MS-RT joins an exciting range of conversions built to exacting factory standards and available directly through Ford dealers. ■