Ford’s Ranger line-up has been expanded with the addition of two new Single Cab derivatives powered by Ford’s 3.2 litre diesel power plant. The 3.2TDCi models will be available in either 4x2 or 4x4 guise with both offered in XLS specification and mated to a 6-speed manual transmission.
The 3.2 litre Duratorq TDCi five-cylinder diesel engine offers a substantial 470Nm of torque and power rated at 147kW. The impressive performance does not come at the expense of frugality with both models utilising only 9.3l/100km of fuel on a combined cycle route. Emissions are measured at 245g/100km on both the 4x2 and 4x4 models.
The Ranger also offers notable towing capabilities with the 4x4 model able to tow up to 3 350kg when fitted with the range topping diesel engine. Both derivatives can achieve a maximum of 800 millimetres wade depth level while maintaining a steady speed of not more than 7km per hour.
Ford’s Ranger line-up has been expanded with the addition of two new Single Cab derivatives powered by Ford’s 3.2 litre diesel power plant.
The high beltline and raised rails of the load box ensure a load box volume of 1.82 cubic metres. Pockets above the wheel wells and along the side of the box allow owners to use timber inserts to carry full sheets of plasterboard or plywood.
Marketing Manager of Ford, Gavin Golightly says this Ranger has been designed to cater to a wide spectrum of customers. “Both fleet buyers and small business owners will now be able to take advantage of the greater selection of models on offer while enjoying the quality, fuel efficiency, safety and smart technology that have made the Ranger such a popular choice with South African consumers.”
All Ranger derivatives except the base units come with a five year/90 000km service plan and a comprehensive four year/120 000km warranty with service intervals of 15 000kms.
Customers will also benefit from three years of roadside assistance and a five year corrosion warranty as part of the Ford Ranger package. Additionally, Ranger 4x4 customers receive free off-road driver training.
Note that the actual consumption will depend on many factors, including the driver’s driving habits, prevailing conditions and the vehicle’s equipment, condition and use.
The Ranger 3.2 XLSHR Single Cab Diesel sells for R3 15200 and the Ranger 3.2 XLS 4x4 6MT Single Cab Diesel sells for R3 61900.