Called the “Tremor”, a new $4,290 optional package is an upgrade over the existing FX4 Off-Road Package.
It comes on the Ranger’s XLT and Lariat trim levels with SuperCrew 4×4 configuration. Ford plans to start its production early next year, and says that the Tremor version is the “most off-road-capable factory-built Ranger ever offered in the U.S.”.
Alternatively, a “Maverick” pickup sitting below the Ford Ranger should debut in 2021. The Ranger Raptor, a full-fledged off-road variant, will arrive too – in coming years, with the next-generation model.
What does the 2021 Ford Ranger Tremor bring?
The vehicle has a 9.7-inch ground clearance – it is 0.8 inches more than the regular Ranger SuperCrew 4×4’s. The front suspension travel has grown to 6.5 inches, while the rear suspension travel stands at 8.1 inches.
Ford also improved break-over, approach, departure angles, and properly tuned the traction control system to better acceleration and traction in gravel. Four drive modes can be selected via the Terrain Management System with Trail Control.
There are new front knuckles, all-terrain 32-inch Continental General Grabber A/TX tires, 17-inch Magnetic-painted wheels.
The list of upgrades includes FOX 2.0 monotube dampers, specially tuned shocks, underbody skid plates, a frame-mounted steel front bash plate, a rear locking differential, and two recovery hooks at the rear.
An auxiliary power bank with 6 switches in the dashboard controls the air compressors, winches and lights.
The visual modifications include the Magnetic finish and optional body graphics outside, as well as suede inserts, new stitching, black accents in the cabin.
The 2021 Ranger Tremor comes with Ford’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine that delivers 270 hp and 310 lb-ft (420 Nm) of torque. It works in combinations with a 10-speed automatic gearbox and standard 4×4 drive with electronic-locking rear differential.