Tough new Ranger with bold new design, cutting-edge technologies and improved fuel efficiency
Ford sets a new benchmark in the pickup truck segment with an uncompromised blend of robust capability, craftsmanship and advanced technology.
The changes to the Ranger begin with an updated exterior design. A bold, more modern look lends Ranger a powerful presence on the road, and immediately conveys a sense of capability. A more muscular hood flows into a strong new trapezoidal grille, while imposing projector headlamps make the truck instantly recognizable, with a bold, technical look.
With a stylish and functional new interior, the new Ford Ranger builds upon a reputation of capability, innovation and comfort that has helped the vehicle stand apart from traditional pickup trucks. It also boasts an array of new cutting-edge technologies that enable new and more practical solutions to everyday challenges.
The new Ford Ranger features an array of driver assistance technologies for greater comfort and convenience, including Lane Keeping Alert and Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert, Traffic Sign Recognition, Front and Rear Park Assist, Rear View Camera, and a standard Electronic Stability Control system with rollover mitigation and trailer sway control.
Other smart technologies include Ford’s voice-activated SYNC 2 connectivity system, plus Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control, Adaptive Load Control, and Emergency Brake Assistance.
New Ranger also offers outstanding fuel economy, with a more efficient powertrain range – enhanced by Auto-Start-Stop technology, new final drive ratio options and the introduction of Electric Power Assisted Steering – delivering reductions in fuel consumption of up to 17 per cent.
The Ranger Wildtrak marks its status as the ultimate Ranger through a unique dark, liquid metallic grey finish for the new trapezoidal grille with its distinctive outboard nostrils. The same accent colour continues to the side mirrors, door handles, side air vents, load-bed rails and tail lamps, for a bold and sporty appearance.
Other exclusive design elements on the new Wildtrak include rectangular fog lamps, a unique sports hoop, machined 18-inch alloy wheels and bold Wildtrak graphics, together helping to communicate a fearless sense of adventure. Even the Wildtrak’s signature exterior colour has been tweaked to help it stand out from the crowd, with the new metallic Pride Orange finish.
Inside, orange is used as an accent colour to add a sense of sportiness to the strikingly modern, car-like interior. A strong horizontal beam spanning from driver to passenger door emphasises the cabin’s width and houses an instrument cluster with dual colour digital displays, and an eight-inch touchscreen. A soft-touch instrument panel top with an orange accent stitch imparts a premium feel to the cockpit, while the rings around the air registers feature a distinctive shadow chrome finish.
The new Wildtrak also features unique seats – including an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat – with bold graphical elements and orange stitching, combining toughness, durability and sportiness.
A host of cutting edge technology is available on the new Ford Ranger to help drivers stay connected and in control.
Ford’s SYNC 2 connectivity system offers drivers smarter and safer ways to stay connected. Using natural voice commands, like “temperature 20 degrees”, “play AC/DC” or “I’m hungry”, the driver can control the car’s climate controls, entertainment system and navigation system more easily than ever before. An 8-inch touchscreen places more controls at the driver’s fingertips, with colour-coded corners for easy menu navigation.
For extra convenience, the new Ranger features a 240-volt power socket that can be used to power a laptop computer anywhere, from a work site to a family road trip.
There is also an array of driver assist technologies that help to make driving more convenient.
The new Ranger’s impressive power, capability, and payload and towing capacity are made possible thanks to powerful and efficient diesel engines paired to either six-speed manual or automatic transmissions. All three engine options provide Ranger customers with a winning combination of power and efficiency in all conditions, and help to underscore Ford’s fun-to-drive promise.
For maximum power and torque for heavy-duty towing, Ford is offering the latest generation of its globally proven 3.2-litre TDCi five-cylinder diesel engine. Upgrades including an updated exhaust gas recirculation system help to increase efficiency, while still putting out 200 PS and 470 Nm of torque.
New Ranger also offers 130 PS and 160 PS variants of Ford’s latest 2.2-litre TDCi four-cylinder diesel engine, delivering significantly improved fuel efficiency and refinement, while also providing increased output compared to the 125 PS and 150 PS engines in the outgoing model.
Maximising the efficiency of its engines, the new Ford Ranger is available with Auto-Start-Stop technology, which saves fuel by shutting off the engine when the vehicle is idling, such as at a stop light. Combined with the availability of longer final drive ratios, these efficiency improvements help to achieve targeted reductions in fuel consumption which exceed 15 per cent on certain models.
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