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Ford Ranger wins International Pick-Up Award 2013 [video]

Third international award won by Ford this year.

The Ford Ranger has won the “International Pick-Up Award 2013”, representing Blue Oval’s third international award this year.

Following a series of tests at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, England where it was awarded 47 points, the Ford Ranger has been given this award and it managed to earn more than the combined number points obtained by second and third place occupants, the Isuzu D-Max and Volkswagen Amarok.

The Ford Ranger is available with a choice of two Duratorq TDCi engines and 4x2 or 4x4 drivetrains, along with three cab body styles: Double, Super and Regular.

Earlier this year the Blue Oval company with its Transit Custom won the “International Van of the Year 2013”, as well as the “International Engine of the Year” thanks to the 1.0-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine.

Source: Ford
  • New Ford Ranger wins “International Pick-Up Award 2013.” Judges praise on- and off-road prowess, strong engine line-up, payload and towing capability, and safety
  • All members of the judging panel select the new Ranger as their number one choice
  • “International Pick-Up Award 2013” follows “International Van of the Year 2013” for the new Transit Custom and 2012 “International Engine of the Year” for the 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine

Brentwood, Essex, November 7, 2012 – The new Ford Ranger has won the “International Pick-Up Award 2013” making it the third international award Ford has won this year.

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 new Ford Ranger won the “International Pick-Up Award 2013” award 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. The award was presented to Ford by jury chairman Pieter Wieman at the Fleet Transport EXPO 12 event, in Dublin.    

"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 new Ford Ranger is offered in three versatile cab bodystyles – Double, Super and Regular – that are among the roomiest in its class; comes with a choice of two powerful and economical Duratorq TDCi engines, and with a choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains.

“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. “This prestigious award is testament to the work of our global product teams and there is plenty more to look forward to with the launch of the all-new Transit and all-new Transit Connect in 2013.”

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 Euro NCAP rating.

This year, Ford has won other international awards including the “International Van of the Year 2013” for the all-new Transit Custom; and the company’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine was named the 2012 “International Engine of the Year”.

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Comments (3)

 JonathanIppoli1 JonathanIppoli1
So who cares Ford doesn't care about us here in America who want a small pickup truck !
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November 10, 2012 11:59 pm
 techie69 techie69
In England, its like Motortrend giving out just an award for English roads and it being the new kid in the block. They don't award for reliability and good buy, such as Consumers Reports.
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November 8, 2012 6:37 pm
 GRAVE GRAVE
What about the Toyota Hilux? I think It is better and more reliable and off-road capable than the Ranger
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November 8, 2012 2:24 pm