Ford has revealed a new version of the Ranger dubbed as the MS-RT that is going to seat under the more powerful Ford Ranger Raptor. Ford Ranger MS-RT is easily recognizable with by its look as it looks like a more road-focused pickup. The front grille has changed and now there is a honeycomb carbon fiber effect design on it. The fog lights, wheel arches and side skirts are completely new while there are a new set of 20-inch wheels. Side mirrors also received carbon fiber caps.
Inside the cabin of the MS-RT, Ford covered seats with high-quality leather with contrast orange stitching.
Other highlights inside the cabin are heated seats, ambient lighting, Ford SYNC3 infotainment system, 8-inch touch screen for the infotainment system, and MS-RT floor mats.
Under the hood, there is a 2.0-liter four-cylinder turbo diesel engine with 210 hp and 500 nm of torque. This engine is the same as the European Ranger Raptor and it is powerful enough to handle some towing or off-road missions.
The engine is connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission as standard with a selectable 4WD system. The Maxhaust exhaust system is also available as an extra-cost option and it offers a better voice track.
The payload capability of the Ford Ranger MS-RT is 1,09 kg while it can tow up to 3,500 kg that is both the same as the regular Ranger.
Another technical feature is the new rear suspension with leaf springs. This makes the MS-RT version completely different from the Raptor, as the Raptor uses coil springs.
Ford Ranger MS-RT will be available in the European market by this summer.