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Not long to go before the Ford Ranger T6 facelift – which was teased via a solitary front three-quarter shot and a short video last November – arrives on the scene. Word is that the revamped pickup is set to make its official debut at the Bangkok Motor Show later this month.

Ahead of that, SDAC has sent over a simple teaser update in the form of a single photo showing the facelift running evaluation trials on the Simpson Desert in Australia. Ford Asia Pacific has come out with a short video highlighting those field runs – the T6 is still clad up front in a black/checkered camo scheme in the same vein as that seen on the Oz mules initially spied in June last year.

The T6, which made its local debut in June 2012, will receive a similar face to the new Ford Everest with the update, though it’ll feature a slightly different bumper design and a larger, bolder chrome front grille that flows into the lower air intake.

There’s also a new wheel design, and the interior should also feature a bit of a rework, if that seen on the Everest is any indication. As before, engine choices should be the familiar 2.2 litre four-cylinder and 3.2 litre five-cylinder Duratorq TDCi turbodiesels, with the current six-speed gearboxes, the Getrag MT82 manual and the ZF-based 6R80 automatic continuing on unchanged.

More on the facelifted T6 when Bangkok comes about.