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2024 Ford Ranger and Everest models to arrive 'missing' features but Ford says more items have been added to the Toyota HiLux and Isuzu MU-X rivals

The new Ford Ranger and its Everest SUV sibling will arrive missing some features which were on previous versions.

Ford Australia has confirmed that its Ranger ute and Everest SUV will arrive this year missing some of the features from the previous model, but the company says these vehicles will also gain items, too.

According to a dealer report the updated Ford Ranger and the mechanically related Everest seven-seater SUV will enter showrooms missing several standard features found on the same model just six months ago. 

Ford has confirmed that for the Ranger: “Removals include Auto High Beam (it remains standard on Platinum and Raptor, and optional on Wildtrak) Ford MyKey, change to availability of Tough Bed Spray-In Bedliner, discontinuation of optional Raptor Beadlock Capable Wheels and Decal Pack, as well as minor changes to badging.”

For the Everest Ford says: “Removals include Hands-free Liftgate, Auto High Beam (it remains standard on Platinum) Ford MyKey, as well as minor changes to badging.”

At the same time Ford wanted to point out that additional features had been added. 

For the Ranger this includes the addition of Pro Trailer Backup Assist as an option on XLT and Sport, while it’s standard on the Wildtrak, Platinum and Raptor. There’s also the addition of the Flexible Rack System as an option on Sport and Wildtrak (standard on Platinum), the addition of Start/Stop across the range (except for Single Turbo XL), the addition of Heavy Duty Suspension as standard on XL, and finally the addition of Tow Pack and Tech Pack as standard on XLS.

For the Ranger this includes the addition of Pro Trailer Backup Assist as an option on XLT and Sport, while it’s standard on the Wildtrak, Platinum and Raptor.

The Everest gains Zone Lighting and Stand-off Roof Rails as standard on Trend and Sport and the addition of Pro Trailer Backup Assist  as an optional pack on Trend, Sport and Platinum grades.

A spokesperson for Ford Australia told CarsGuide that customers were informed of the changes to the Ranger and Everest line-ups. The changes only affect MY24.5 (Model Year mid-2024) vehicles that went into production after March this year. 

The Ford Ranger pricing will stay the same with the line-up kicking off at $36,880 before on-road costs for the XL Single Cab chassis and ramping up to $89,190 for the Raptor V6.

Everest prices also stays the same with the range starting at $53,990 for the Ambiente and topping out at $79,490 for the Platinum. 

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