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|Details: No Ford Rangers were added to the central fleet between March 2009 (when 6786F arrived) and July 2015. Breaking the hiatus was 8044F, seen here at Acton Works on 27th July 2017. This was the first example of a 2011 Ford Ranger, and the designations now get a little complicated. Prior to 2011, a Ford Ranger in the United States was not the same as a Ford Ranger in the rest of the world. The former was introduced in 1983 and went through 3 major redesigns, while the latter was based on a Mazda design and had undergone 2 revamps. The new model was designed by Ford Australia and sold in Europe and Asia from 2011 and in the USA from 2019. So, in Europe it would be a 3rd generation Ranger, and in the USA a 4th generation! Perhaps to avoid this confusion, the version is referred to as a T6.|
The prominent wheelarches of the earlier Rangers (at least the 4-wheel drive versions) have been dispensed with, and the cab roof now has a slight hump compared to the previous flat roof. The new model has already gone through a couple of facelifts, mainly changing the front end details. Only six of these Rangers have so far been used as service vehicles. 8044F was followed in 2016 by 8064F and 8078F and then 9008F and 9009F in 2019, all being in LUL white/blue/red. Newest Ranger at present is Trams-liveried 9038F.
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