This is the Ford Ranger Tremor, a beefed-up version of the Ranger, but not quite a fully-fledged Ranger Raptor.
While South Africa isn’t privy to Ford’s F-150, we are spoilt to have the hugely capable Ranger Raptor which is built and sold on local soil. The Ranger Raptor, however, isn’t offered across the pond, but this new Ranger Tremor is the next best thing if you live in the U.S.
The Ranger Tremor claims to be the most “off-road-capable factory-built Ranger ever offered in the U.S.” featuring notable suspension upgrades and riding on 17-inch alloy wheels shod with chunky Continental General Grabber tyres with a ground clearance of 246 mm.
The Ranger Tremor is fitted with Fox 2.0 monotube dampers and tuned shock absorbers with front and rear suspension travel increased to 165 mm and 206 mm respectively. A frame-mounted bash plate is fitted up front for underbody protection as well as underbody skid plates. Furthermore, 2 recovery hooks (rear) and a rear-locking differential are also fitted.
Moving inside, the Ranger Tremor is fitted with an auxiliary power bank to control features such as winches, lights and so forth and suede inserts, black details and bespoke stitching have been added to differentiate the Tremor from the standard Ranger. Other differentiating clues include the obvious Tremor decals and a magnetic finish for the grille.
The Ranger Tremor is powered by Ford’s 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine with 201 kW and 420 Nm of torque and is mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Ranger Tremor is for the U.S. market only and will not be offered in South Africa.
Do you like the look of the Ranger Tremor?