Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
3 minute read
17 Jul 2021
8:30 am

Toyota Hilux vs Ford Ranger set for epic future engine war

Mark Jones

No holds barred in South Africa’s biggest bakkie battle as new models expected towards the end of 2022.

Next generation performance Ford Ranger and Toyota Hilux models promises to be proper.

Over the past few years, the whole “Battle of the Bakkies” trend in South Africa has exclusively become a turbodiesel war with Volkswagen’s 190 kW V6 Amarok ruling the performance roost. But what if I were to tell you that there could be an even more powerful Toyota Hilux versus Ford Ranger, 300 kW+ petrol driven war looming soon? Both the Hilux and Ranger are due to be replaced by all new models at the end of 2022, or early in 2023, and along with this unveiling we are going to see a few new engine derivatives being offered. Toyota...