Motoring: Rugged Ford Ranger shows why it’s still top of its class

What sets this pick-up apart is the way all its qualities come together to form a cohesive, compelling unit

The Ford Ranger: prices start from €34,595

The Ford Ranger might not be as cool as the Mustang or as familiar as the Focus, but it's one of Ford's most important vehicles. A mainstay of the brand's ever-popular commercial vehicle line-up, it is among the most talented pick-ups on the market, and this has propelled it to the top of the European sales charts.

Looking internationally, the Ranger is actually eclipsed by the larger F-150, which has long been America’s best-selling truck, ...