Ford’s US Tremor could slot into Aussie Ranger line-up

ByDean MellorSeptember 15, 2020
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Ford’s US Tremor could slot into Aussie Ranger line-up

Ford in the US is about to launch the Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package which it says will make the pick-up “the most off-road-capable factory-built Ranger ever offered in the US”.

Update: Ford Australia recently showed a teaser video of the Ranger Tremor Off-Road Package on its Instagram page, suggesting that a local variant of this model could be sold here. If it does, it would likely slot between the Wildtrak and Raptor variants in Ford Australia’s Ranger line-up. Read on for details on the US-spec variant… and check out the teaser video below:

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Standard features of the Tremor Off-Road Package include lifted suspension and 32-inch General Grabber A/TX all-terrain tyres on 17-inch alloys that provide 246mm of ground clearance. The Tremor Off-Road Package also comes with FOX 2.0 monotube dampers with remote reservoirs and hydraulic rebound stops. The shocks feature progressive rebound end-zone damping while the front and rear springs are tuned for greater off-road composure. Unlike the Aussie-market Ranger Raptor, the Tremor retains a rear leaf spring set-up, but anti-roll bar stiffness has been reduced to improve comfort off-road.

Ranger Tremor Xlt

Ford says the Tremor offers 165mm of front wheel travel and 206mm of rear wheel travel, while the taller ride height results in a 30.9-degree approach angle, a 25.5-degree departure angle and a 24.2-degree ramp-over angle.

Standard off-road kit includes a chassis-mounted steel front bash plate and underbody skid plates, a rear locking differential, Ford’s user-selectable Terrain Management System with four drive modes and Trail Control.

Ranger Tremor Lariat

Tremor gets Fox 2.0 shocks but retains a leaf spring rear-end.

As well as a unique decal package, the Tremor comes with two rear recovery hooks in the rear and two up front, and loke Ranger Raptor it has a wider profile thanks to wheels, tyres and wider flares.

On the inside Tremor is equipped with a six-switch auxiliary power bank mounted to the dash to control accessories like winches, lights and air compressors.

“Ranger Tremor can be your daily driver during the week then transform into your off-road adventure vehicle come Saturday morning,” Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager said. “With its added off-road capability combined with the six-switch auxiliary bank and more than 200 Ranger-specific dealer-installed available accessories, Ranger Tremor is a very capable overlanding rig.”

Ranger Tremor Lariat

The six-switch auxiliary bank can be used to operate a winch, lights, air compressor and other accessories.

The Ranger Tremor is powered by 2.3-litre EcoBoost petrol engine that makes 200kW of power and 420Nm of torque, mated to the same 10-speed auto transmission used in the Aussie-market Ranger Raptor.

Ford says the Tremor Off-Road Package is available on mid-spec XLT and high-spec Lariat variants of the 2021 Ranger in the US. Unlike Aussie-Rangers, which are built in Thailand, the US-market Ranger is built at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Michigan.

Ranger Tremor Xlt