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The North American based automaker Ford has just released some new details about the 2012 Ranger which will hit the dealerships soon in three body variants: the Double, Super and Regular.

The new generation of the Ford Ranger is huge, and when we say huge, we mean huge. The 2012 model year is 5.4 meters long, 1.85 meters wide and 1.85 meters tall, making it quite extravagant for European roads. Ford says that its 2012 Ranger can sustain a total weight up to 1.340 kg and can tow 3.350 kg, being also able to go through a water of 800 mm in depth.

The only thing missing from the new Ranger is the large eight-cylinder engine so customers will have to settle with the two new diesel Duratorq TDCi (I4 and I5) units, of 2.2 and 3.2 liters, which are developing 150 HP and 375 Nm and 200 horsepower and 470 Nm of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic transmission.

Besides being able to choose the traction system which can be 4×2 or 4×4, customers will also get some safety features like the ESP, Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, Trailer Sway Control, Adaptive Load Control, Emergency Brake Assist and Roll-Over Mitigation.

Ford says that its new 2012 Ranger can be bought for a starting price of 15.515 GBP (around 17.700 EUR) and goes up to 25.040 GBP (28.600 EUR) for the top-of-the-line.