More Powerful Single Cab Ranger Now On Offer
- 3.2-litre diesel powertrain now available in Single Cab Ranger guise
- Impressive power and torque
- Ford responds to demand from fleet and small business owners
PRETORIA, South Africa, 22 April, 2013 – 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 powertrain. The 3.2TDCi models will be available in either 4×2 or 4×4 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 4×2 and 4×4 models.*
The Ranger also offers notable towing capabilities with the 4×4 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 thank 7km per hour. For more information and guidelines on driving through water please refer to the Ranger Owners’ Manual before attempting such driving conditions.
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.
“The Ranger has been designed to cater to a wide spectrum of customers,” says Gavin Golightly, Ford Marketing Manager. “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 5 year / 90 000km service plan and a comprehensive 4 year / 120 000km warranty with service intervals of 15 000kms. Customers will also benefit from 3 years of roadside assistance and a 5 year corrosion warranty as part of the Ford Ranger package. Additionally, Ranger 4×4 customers receive free off-road driver training.
* Fuel consumption is per Australian Design Rule 81/12. 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.