Customer deliveries of the highly-anticipated Ford Ranger ute have now commenced, and off-road accessory companies are rolling out tough add-ons to compete against the factory-backed ARB accessories.

    Australian company TJM has teased its upcoming range of accessories for the Ranger ute in images uploaded to social media.

    The images appear to be composites of both sketch and photographic elements, and show part of what appears to be a hoopless steel bull bar with retained front parking sensors and an integrated light bar.

    TJM says it’ll offer a “fully-loaded suite” of accessories for the new Ranger including bull bars, side steps, rear bars, underbody protection, and canopies, as well as Airtec snorkels and XGS suspension kits.

    It’s unclear when TJM will properly reveal its full range of accessories for the new Ranger, but the longer it takes the more people could be swayed towards purchasing ARB-branded accessories instead as these have already been revealed.

    As previously reported, Ford’s partnership with ARB sees it offer a range of factory-backed accessories for the new Ranger under its Ford Licensed Accessories Program.

    These ARB-branded accessories are covered by the same five-year, unlimited-kilometre warranty as the ute itself, provided they’re purchased and fitted through Ford dealerships.

    Ironman 4×4, another major off-road accessory brand, has yet to reveal its range of accessories for the new Ford Ranger.

    As noted above, first deliveries of the Ranger have already started, with deliveries of the baja-ready Ranger Raptor and Everest SUV to begin in August.

    Ford dealers will take delivery of around 10,000 new-generation Rangers across Australia during July and August.

    The company had taken about 17,000 new Ranger orders as of a month ago and, while it hasn’t provided an updated figure today, it’s clear the order intake and wait list has grown even greater.

    As detailed in our 2022 Ford Ranger price and spec article, pricing starts at $35,930 before on-road costs for the entry-level Ranger XL 4×2 single cab chassis, and extends to $85,490 before on-road costs for the full-on Ranger Raptor with 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 petrol engine.

    There are four different powertrains available across the new Ford Ranger range including a 3.0-litre turbo-diesel producing 184kW of power and 600Nm of torque, which is available on the Ranger XLT, Sport and Wildtrak.

    The Australian-developed Ford Ranger has available part- and full-time four-wheel drive, up to seven selectable drive modes, an available integrated trailer braking controller, more interior technology, clever tub features on certain models, and a plug-in hybrid-ready architecture.

    From the factory the new-generation Ranger has a maximum braked towing capacity of 3500kg (2500kg for Raptor) with a 350kg down ball limit. Payload is up to 1327kg, gross vehicle mass (GVM) is up to 3350kg, and gross combined mass (GCM) is up to 6400kg.

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    Jack Quick

    Jack Quick is an automotive journalist based in Melbourne. Jack studied journalism and photography at Deakin University in Burwood, and previously represented the university in dance nationally. In his spare time, he loves to pump Charli XCX and play a bit of Grand Theft Auto. He’s also the proud owner of a blue, manual 2020 Suzuki Jimny.

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