The new Ford Ranger is set to establish new benchmarks in the light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment with an uncompromised blend of robust capability, craftsmanship and advanced technology.
“The new Ford Ranger brings a new level of comfort and refinement to its segment without compromising on the rugged capability that our customers demand and have come to appreciate from the current model,” says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company Sub-Saharan Africa Region.
“It also represents a smarter kind of tough, and will help our customers to achieve more in every type of application.”
“The current Ranger is one of the toughest, most capable bakkies out there, and this is reflected in the exceptional sales of the Ranger to date,” Delate says.
“Thanks to our proud truck heritage and global expertise in the utility segment, we’ve made what was great even better, with a bold new look, improved efficiency and a new level of refinement.”
The new Ranger continues to be produced at Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria and exported to 148 markets in Africa and Europe, while Ford’s Duratorq TDCi engines are manufactured at the company’s Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth.
Built for the driver
A host of cutting-edge technologies are available in the new Ford Ranger to help drivers stay connected and in control.
SYNC®2, the latest generation of Ford’s in-car connectivity system, gives drivers smarter and safer ways to stay connected and is standard on the new Ranger XLT and Wildtrak. Using natural voice commands, like “temperature 20 degrees”, “play AC/DC” or “call John”, the driver can control the car’s climate controls, entertainment system and phone functions more easily than ever before. An eight-inch touchscreen places more controls at the driver’s fingertips, with colour-coded corners for easy menu navigation.
For extra convenience, the new Ranger also features a 240-volt power socket that can be used to power a laptop computer or mobile device anywhere, from a work site to a family road trip.
The new Ford Ranger is available in a wide range of models and specification levels, with the line-up comprising a total of 33 derivatives.
For the single cab 12 models are offered, spanning the Base 2.5 petrol Chassis Cab through to the 3.2 XLS 4×4 with manual transmission.
The Super Cab line-up has been expanded from five to of six variants, starting off with the 88kW 2.2 Duratorq TDCi 4×2 and topping out with the all-new 3.2 4×4 Automatic, which is offered in high-level XLT guise for the first time.
A revised Double Cab range sees the addition of two new variants for a total of 15 models, featuring the new 118kW 2.2 Duratorq TDCi XL 4×4, as well as a luxury XLT-spec 2.2 TDCi 4×2 mated to the manual transmission.
The popular 3.2 TDCi XLT is once again available in 4×2 and 4×4 versions, with the choice of manual and automatic transmissions.
Wildtraks can be specified in 3.2 TDCi 4×2 manual or automatic, or the range-topping 4×4 Automatic.
All models are sold with a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, five-year/100 000km service plan (excluding Base derivatives), three-year/unlimited km roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. Service intervals are every 20 000km on both petrol and diesel derivatives. All 4×4 vehicles sold include a free 4×4-training course.
More information on pricing and availability can be found at www.ford.co.za