Ford launches Ranger workhorse derivatives
Ford expands Ranger offering to include single and super cab models
Following the launch of their flagship models, Ford South Africa have released details on the single cab and super cab derivatives that will go on sale in March.
The range will consist of four single cab models for workhorse applications and six super cab derivatives that offer a combination of versatility and a large cargo volume, aimed at satisfying the needs of business and lifestyle customers alike. For the first time Ford will also be offering a super cab in Wildtrak 4x4 specification.
The bulk of the range is available in XL or XLT specification and an extensive range of Upgrade Packs are also available, allowing owners to personalise their vehicle with a wide range of cosmetic and functional enhancements according to their unique requirements and applications.
The offering will be further expanded later in the year with entry-level workhorse derivatives that offer affordability and low running costs.
The single cab and super cab feature the same bold and distinctive design which is emphasised by a more upright front grille with strong horizontal grille bar, signature C-clamp headlight treatment and subtle shoulder line with pronounced wheel arches that ensures a sure-footed and athletic appearance.
Ready to work
Cargo management is an area where the new Ranger excels, thanks to a wider cargo box packed with features and opportunities to transform the space into a total cargo management space. Due to its increased width the Ranger can now accommodate a standard European pallet between the wheel arches, while the load box measures up to 2 305mm on single cab models. Payload ranges from 964kg to 1 186kg depending on the model.
Additional practical touches on all models that will be especially appealing to tradesmen include integrated clamp pockets, a ruler and cupholders in the tailgate which transform it into a useful workbench.
On the Wildtrak super cab, the fitment of a standard 400W inverter, with 12V and 240V power to the cabin and load box opens further possibilities for operating a variety of equipment.
The flexible and modern interior design features a more upright instrument panel and a distinctive coast to coast design. Driver information is displayed on an eight-inch customisable digital instrument cluster while the large portrait-style centre touchscreen incorporates Ford’s Sync 4 connectivity and entertainment system and measures 10.1-inches in the XL and XLT models and 12-inches on the Wildtrak.
An impressive array of clever storage spaces is provided throughout the cabin and the versatile super cab models feature additional storage space behind the rear seats, which can be conveniently accessed via the rear-hinged doors. Passive safety is provided by dual front, side and curtain airbags on all single cab and super cab models.
A variety of drivetrains to choose from
Single cab and super cab models are available with updated versions of Ford’s proven 2.0-litre single turbo and Bi-Turbo in-line four-cylinder diesel engines.
The 2.0-litre single turbocharged engine is fitted to all XL specification single cab models and three super cab XL derivatives and produces 125kW and 405Nm. It can be paired with either a new-generation six-speed manual gearbox or a six-speed automatic and a choice of 4x2 or electronic shift on the fly 4x4 system.
For customers looking for more power, the renowned 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo engine is exclusively available on super cab 4x4 models with XLT or Wildtrak trim levels and offers 154kW and 500Nm coupled to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Four XL single cab models are available, with a choice of 4x2 or 4x4 and manual or automatic gearboxes while the XL super cab is offered in manual and auto 4x2 or six-speed automatic 4x4. A locking rear differential is standard fitment.
2.0L SiT XL 4x2 6MT R464 200
2.0L SiT XL 4x2 6AT R477 800
2.0L SiT XL 4x4 6MT R531 300
2.0L SiT XL 4x4 6AT R545 000
2.0L SiT XL 4x2 6MT R485 400
2.0L SiT XL 4x2 6AT R499 900
2.0L SiT XL 4x4 6AT R542 900
2.0L SiT XLT 4x2 6AT R547 100
2.0L BiT XLT 4x4 10AT R688 900
2.0L BiT Wildtrak 4x4 10AT R772 800