THE Ford Ranger Raptor was revealed as the 4x4 of the Year last night at the 2019 Australian Motoring Awards.
The event, held at the Peninsula in the Docklands, Melbourne, in the shadows of Marvel Stadium, is the motoring industry’s night of nights. Not only was the best 4x4 crowned, but the Wheels Car of the Year (Volvo XC40), MOTOR Performance Car of the Year (Porsche 911 GT2 RS) and WhichCar Style (Audi A7) awards were also presented on the night.
The Ranger Raptor received the majority of the judges’ votes – only fractionally ahead of the Ranger XLT, mind you – due to its effortless off-road ability and sophisticated suspension set-up.
Tony Jordan, Ford Australia’s marketing communications and brand strategy manager, accepted the award on behalf of Ford.
“The team at Broadmeadows and Lara Proving Ground put this car through its paces for years and years and years,” he said. “I get the easy job of just having to market and sell the car. It’s fantastic.”
To read all about the 4x4 of the Year in intricate detail, pick up a copy of the 4X4 Australia February 2019 issue, in stores now!