Mounting a kerb to find parking at a crowded social event can be very satisfying for anyone who drives a 4×4 vehicle. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg when you consider what vehicles like Ford Ranger can actually do.

To get the best out of your 4×4 vehicle it’s best to get yourself acquainted with all the technologies that auto’ manufacturers like Ford have crammed into their vehicles to make them the go anywhere beasts that they are.

The Ranger Wildtrak’s spec sheet, for instance, reads like a mechanical engineering textbook with terms like electronic shift on the fly, hill descent control, locking rear differential and many other terms that mostly make sense to the off-road heroes among us.

To get better acquainted with all of these, I took the Wildtrak for a spin to tackle some technical 4×4 challenges at the Lanseria Country Estate in Johannesburg. The drive included hill climbing of the extreme kind, serious axle twisting courtesy of the wheel articulation challenge and some mud splashing just for good measure.

To say the Ranger excelled at all of these would be an understatement. Not only did it get through the challenges, but it did so with the level of ease that would make even the most novice off-roader look like a bundu bashing champ.:

To learn more about the Ford Ranger’s on and off-road capabilities, click here

6 Responses
  • Emmanuel Nxumalo
    January 26, 2021

    That’s nice car to me. I wish someone present it for me.

  • Tracey Frere
    January 27, 2021

    Beautiful colour of the 4×4. Specs are amazing. Controls are relevant an thumbs up.
    Loved seeing a woman driving. Top performance.

  • Thabo
    January 28, 2021

    Hi I’m Thabo Mathebula business founder of TVK Recyclers im interested in ford to travel to my work and I’m just get starting can i get one?

    January 29, 2021

    Ford is the best ever

  • Reuben Redelinghuys Mesani Mesani
    January 31, 2021

    Very Beautiful bakkie,

  • fhumulani Elijah Mariba
    February 3, 2021

    ford was and still a reliable brand for ages

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