FORD’S NEW RANGER PROMISES TO #BRINGIT AND DELIVERS

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Ford is raising the bar further with the launch of the New Ranger for 2019 and rightfully so. Its a WIN for me.

Featuring an extensive range of mechanical, technological, feature and comfort upgrades, the new line-up will make the Ranger an even more compelling choice.

The New Ranger introduces fresh exterior and interior design cues that build on its Built Ford Tough image. With new technologies that further bolster the Ranger’s established reputation for convenience and comfort, the made-in-SA pick-up truck is ready to #BringIt!

Got the chance to test it out myself and I must say its a YES for me. Utterly enjoyed the 4×4’ing up and down a mountain which gave me the chance to test out all the new features.

Love the new features, love the new colours, love the size.

New Ranger facts:

  • The New Ranger features an extensive range of under-the-skin changes, including the launch of the all-new 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines, a revolutionary new 10-speed automatic transmission and a revised suspension set-up.
  • The front-end design of the popular XLT series has been updated to have a more horizontal feel, with the centre grille bar now divided into two, giving it a more precise and well-crafted look.
  • The range-topping and extremely popular Wildtrak, now comes with high-intensity discharge (HID) headlamps, LED daytime running lights and LED fog lamps.
  • A striking new Saber Orange exterior colour makes its debut on the Wildtrak, matched to a unique dark, titanium-effect finish for the grille, air intakes, side mirrors, door handles, side air vents and load-bed rails for a bold and sporty appearance.
  • The comfortable and car-like interior is now delivered with an Ebony Black environment with even greater shine and depth­­.
  • The Wildtrak’s updated interior delivers a more upscale, sporting appeal featuring dark-satin chrome elements, a gloss-finish decorative spear and upscale partial-leather seats embossed with Wildtrak graphics.
  • The seats have been redesigned to be both sportier and more luxurious, incorporating additional leather content, ‘Mettle’ carbon-like weave accents and ‘Saber Orange’ stitching.

New Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines

  • The latest model sees the introduction of the advanced new-generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines, assembled at Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant in PE.
  • Both engines offer superior performance, fuel efficiency and a significant improvement in overall refinement with lower noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) levels compared to the existing engine range.
  • Maximum outputs for the new Bi-Turbo engine that powers the new Ranger Wildtrak are rated at 157kW of power and an impressive 500Nm of torque from 1 750 to 2 000 r/min.
  • The new 2.0 Single Turbo engine, which is offered on the Ranger Double Cab XLT 4×4 and 4×2 derivatives, produces 132kW and 420Nm between 1 750 and 2 500 r/min.
  • Customers will still have the option of the popular five-cylinder 147kW/470Nm 3.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine, available in Wildtrak and XLT specification on the double cab derivatives, as well XLT and XLS models in the versatile SuperCab range.
  • The tried and trusted 2.2-litre TDCi engine remains a key part of the New Ranger line-up across the Single Cab, SuperCab and Double Cab models.
  • The impressive 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo and 2.0 Single Turbo engines are exclusively available with Ford’s sophisticated all-new 10-speed automatic transmission, with performance and durability proven in applications as diverse as the Ford F-150 pick-up and the new Ford Mustang.
  • Improvement in fuel-efficiency of up to nine percent in the case of the 2.0 Bi-Turbo engine mated to the 10-speed automatic transmission, compared to the current 3.2-litre TDCi and six-speed automatic gearbox.
  • Additional innovations include the Progressive Range Select (PRS) with a SST (Select Shift Transmission) function that is able to lock out selected gears from the automatic shifting range, which can be beneficial when towing, driving in slippery conditions or climbing a steep gradient. ‘Sport’ mode makes the gearbox more responsive for maximum performance.
  • The new 10-speed automatic has the option of full manual mode from the ‘S’ position, controlled via +/- buttons on the new gearshift lever.

Improved ride refinement and comfort

  • The Ranger is already highly regarded for its impressive ride and handling characteristics, and the 2019 model range has benefitted from further improvements that result in significantly improved ride quality more akin to that of sport utility vehicle (SUV) than a pick-up.
  • A key change has been the relocation of the front stabiliser, or anti-roll bar, and there are now four damper rates for the New Ranger instead of the single rate used previously across all models.
  • The Ranger’s exceptional towing capacity of up to 3 500kg remains unchanged, as do the impressive load capacity of up to 1 199kg (on selected SuperCab models), the 800mm water wading depth and 230mm ground clearance.

Leading-edge technology

  • The Ford Ranger continues to rewrite the rulebook by introducing trend-setting technologies to the pick-up segment, and the New Ranger is no exception.
  • The innovative Semi-Automatic Parallel Park Assist (SAPPA) currently available on Ford’s Everest SUV is now standard on the Ranger Wildtrak. The system uses ultrasonic sensors on the front and rear bumpers that search for and identify parking spaces that are big enough to parallel park the vehicle.
  • A combination of the Ranger’s electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) and sensors are used to steer the vehicle safely and perfectly into place, while the driver simply operates the gears, accelerator and brake.
  • The Ranger Wildtrak continues to be offered with leading active safety features, including Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Alert, Lane-Keeping Alert and Lane-Keeping Aid, and Auto High Beam Control.
  • Adding further everyday convenience is the new Passive Entry and Passive Start (PEPS), fitted as standard on the XLT and Wildtrak.
  • The keyless entry and passive start uses an intelligent access system that allows the driver to unlock the vehicle and start the engine without removing the key fob from their pocket or bag.
  • The all-new Ford key fob design that debuts on New Ranger incorporates a mechanical key blade to unlock the doors manually if the unit’s battery is depleted, as well as a designated back-up pocket between the cupholders that enables the push-button start.

SYNC® multimedia and entertainment

  • Ford’s award-winning SYNC® technology remains the cornerstone of the Ranger’s in-car entertainment system.
  • XLT and Wildtrak models are equipped with high-end SYNC®3 with Navigation, linked to the integrated eight-inch touch-screen colour display.
  • The system boasts fully-featured embedded navigation, convenient multi-touch gestures (such as swipe, slide, scroll and pinch-to-zoom), plus voice recognition that uses simple, real-world voice commands.
  • SYNC®3 also offers the benefits of smartphone integration provided through Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.
  • Waze users in South Africa can now project the app’s real-time traffic and navigation service onto the touch screen in Ford vehicles via SYNC®3 AppLink® and control it through voice command.
  • XLS models use Ford’s SYNC 1.1 system with Bluetooth voice control and audio streaming (optional on XL).

Outstanding safety

  • The new safety package, across all but the entry-level models, incorporates a comprehensive Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system with Traction Control (TC), Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Adaptive Load Control (ALC) and Roll Over Mitigation (ROM).
  • The Wildtrak has an upgraded version of the Collision Mitigation by Braking (CMbB) system – a pre-collision assist feature that uses the built-in radar to assist the driver in mitigating rear-end collisions with other vehicles.
  • The latest version, Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB), uses the combined radar and camera systems along with new software to detect pedestrians, stationary and moving objects.
  • A full Category 1 Thatcham-specification alarm is now standard on all Ranger XL, XLS, XLT and Wildtrak models, complemented by a spare wheel lock across the range.

Exceptional comfort and convenience

  • The EZ lift tailgate, which is a major boon for ease of use and convenience, provides a significant 70-percent reduction in the initial lift force required to close it.
  • The 2019 Ford Ranger has Active Noise Control (ANC) on the XLT and Wildtrak for improved refinement and comfort!

Model Range and Recommended Retail Prices:

Single Cab

2.2 TDCi Base 5MT 4×2                                             R287 100

2.2 TDCi XL 6MT 4×2                                                 R359 800

2.2 TDCi XL 6AT 4×2                                                 R372 300

2.2 TDCi XL 6MT 4×4                                                 R411 400

2.2 TDCi XLS 6MT 4×2                                              R390 900

2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4×4                                               R449 200

3.2 TDCi XLS 6MT 4×2                                              R401 800

3.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4×4                                               R460 100

SuperCab

2.2 TDCi Base 5MT 4×2                                             R336 500

2.2 TDCi XL 6MT 4×2                                                 R381 400

2.2 TDCi XL 6AT 4×2                                                 R393 800

2.2 TDCi XL 6MT 4×4                                                 R429 300

2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4×2                                               R426 400

2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4×4                                               R472 400

3.2 TDCi XLS 6MT 4×2                                              R424 900

3.2 TDCi XLS 6MT 4×4                                              R480 900

3.2 TDCi XLT 6AT 4×4                                               R568 600

Double Cab

2.2 TDCi Base 5MT 4×2                                             R350 000

2.2 TDCi XL 6MT 4×2                                                 R409 400

2.2 TDCi XL 6AT 4×2                                                 R428 800

2.2 TDCi XL 6MT 4×4                                                 R455 300

2.2 TDCi XL 6AT 4×4                                                 R474 700

2.2 TDCi XLS 6MT 4×2                                              R455 100

2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4×4                                               R508 400

2.0 SiT XLT 10AT 4×2                                                R514 300

2.0 SiT XLT 10AT 4×4                                                R570 200

3.2 TDCi XLT 6MT 4×2                                               R542 600

3.2 TDCi XLT 6AT 4×2                                               R571 400

3.2 TDCi XLT 6MT 4×4                                               R604 800

3.2 TDCi XLT 6AT 4×4                                               R617 300

3.2 TDCi Wildtrak 6AT 4×2                                         R609 800

2.0 BiT Wildtrak 10AT 4×2                                         R632 300

2.0 BiT Wildtrak 10AT 4×4                                         R678 200

All models come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A six-year/90 000km service plan is included, with 15 000km service intervals.

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