Best Car of the Year
We’ve been covering the Car of the Year awards from the experts at Drive as the finalists and winners in the 22 categories have been announced over recent weeks. There are a number of car awards programs both internationally and in Australia, but the Drive program is highly regarded and respected. The judges’ decisions, especially the comments as to why each vehicle was selected, can be useful for buyers.
After teasing out the winners of different categories each week, the team have reached the finale. It’s drum roll time as the overall winner of the 2023 awards is announced. And the winner is a first on more than just being the numero uno best car of 2023, as judged by the Drive experts.
The Best Car of the Year for 2023 in the Drive awards program is the Ford Ranger. The first time that a light commercial or a dual cab ute has received this esteemed honour. Worth also noting that in the February car sales data, the Ranger topped the list of overall best-selling vehicle for the month. On a roll and worthy of buyer consideration? In addition to covering the judge’s comments on why this vehicle was considered the best in such an illustrious field, we’ll provide the latest on the finance options for Ranger buyers.
The 4x4 dual cab Ranger was judged Car of the Year by the Drive judging panel, winning out over the 13 vehicles. Winners of 13 categories in the awards program are eligible for consideration for the Car of the Year. In deciding this ultimate award, the judges are seeking the car that has ‘moved the game forward’ for car buyers in Australia the most.
The Ranger was considered to have achieved that through the thorough and cohesive approach, advancements in tech and especially how this ute has driving behaviour akin to an SUV. This aspect gained universal praise from the judges. The extensive market appeal of the dual cab is noted in that it is a big favourite with Australian car owners. This category accounts for a large and growing share of the new motor vehicle market.
Not that popularity sways the judges. They adhere to strict criteria when making these important winner decisions. But a ute or dual-cab is popular due to its versatility and flexibility. Not just for work or even selected as a work vehicle. These vehicles are great for family vehicles and for buyers wanting a stylish but functional vehicle for weekend adventures. The designs and style advances have been significant in recent years and the Ford Ranger has been judged the best.
Ford Ranger Details
As most buyers are aware, Ford do not manufacture cars in Australia any more. But the Ranger, which is available in 180+ markets globally, was designed and extensively developed right here by Ford Australia.
According to the Drive comments, the vehicle has been developed to suit Australian climate, road conditions and driving situations. The hard work carried out by the Geelong and Melbourne-based engineering and design teams. Testing was also done in Australia. The manufacturer for the Ranger sold in Australia is apparently built in Thailand.
Congratulations to the Drive team for their work in delivering this great awards program and providing inspiration for new car buyers. For buyers interested in a Ranger, next comes the challenge of when you may be able to take delivery of your Car of the Year and the less challenging task of securing cost-effective motor vehicle finance.
Low Doc Ford Ranger Finance for Personal and Business Use
Buyers considering the Car of the Year, Ford Ranger, can speak with Jade Car Loans about low doc personal and business car finance. Low doc car loans are suitable for those who have difficulty providing full financial documentation required by many lenders. This option is ideal for those who are self-employed, have seasonal income or have just started a new business.
The interest rate is key to affordability with all types of finance. Rates do vary across the motor vehicle finance lending market. The now 10 increases in the cash rate by the RBA has led to increases across all lending markets with variations that mean a cheaper rate can be sourced.
As we are accredited with multiple banks and non-bank lenders, we quickly and easily source the cheapest rate loan that matches the requirements of individual customers, including those looking for abn holder car finance. Saving time, which can be critical when purchasing vehicles in limited supply, possibly the Ranger. Saving money can mean a lot to a lot of people.
For individuals buying a Ford Ranger for private use, Fast Secured Car Loans is the go-to loan type for most new car buyers. A secured loan where the Ranger would be the security against the funds. Fixed-rate, fixed terms of up to 7 years and fixed repayments.
Business owners requiring a Low Doc Ford Ranger loan can speak with our expert team at Jadeworkable finance options. Visit our Low Doc Car Loans for Business Vehicles page for more information.
Business Car Loan Options
For business buyers, the selection includes sole trader car financing, Leasing and Car Hire Purchases. Business operators that are unsure which finance product will best meet their needs should discuss the issue with their accountant.
No Doc and Low Doc Car Loans
New business set-ups may require Low Doc or No Doc Car Loans for Business Vehicles for their Ranger. We handle these special business finance categories and can assist operators with workable options.
While time is ticking, it’s not too late for businesses to take advantage of temporary full expensing with their Ford Ranger acquisition. The deadline is 30 June so if you can secure your vehicle we can secure finance quotes.
Securing a Ford Ranger may be a major issue as there have been reports of delayed delivery. Pre-ordering could be required. For that purpose, speak with us about pre-approved finance.
Contact Jade Car Loans at 1300 000 003 for cheaper finance to purchase Drive’s Car of the Year – the Ford Ranger.
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