New FORD RANGER from Alston Road Garage
The Ford Ranger has been ruthlessly tested in some of the most hostile environments, under extreme temperatures, and across the harshest terrain on earth.
The vehicle’s also been put to the test by some of the world’s most unforgiving judges, who voted the Ranger: International Pick-Up Award 2013. These leading motoring journalists were unanimous in their decision, giving Ranger more points than the combined total for both the second and third-placed vehicles.
No doubt the judges were impressed by the extra power, delivered by a new line-up of advanced Duratorq diesel engines, which can help you transport a payload of up to 1,340 kg and tow up to 3,500 kg. At the same time, the engines provide improved fuel economy while meeting Euro Stage V emissions standards.
The Ranger is the first pick-up ever to achieve a prestigious Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating tooVisit the Ford website for more information
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FORD RANGER DIESEL Pick Up Double Cab Limited 1 2.2 TDCi
Tough and modern design
An updated exterior design with a bold, more modern look lends the new 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 recognisable.
The updated exterior has been combined with a stylish new interior that creates an even more comfortable, contemporary and car-like environment for the driver and passengers. Strong horizontal lines run across the width of the cab, giving a sense of openness and framing the central 8-inch touchscreen. Behind the steering wheel, a new instrument cluster design with dual colour digital displays provides drivers with information about the vehicle, as well as entertainment, navigation and climate control details at a glance.
Capability and refinement
The Ford Ranger remains one of the most capable and versatile trucks in its class. Customers can choose from three bodystyles: two-door Regular Cab, Super Cab with additional rear-hinged doors accessing second-row seating, and four-door Double Cab. Each bodystyle provides a rugged load box with a generous load volume.
With a class-leading ability to wade through water up to 800 mm deep, and with 230 mm of ground clearance, Ranger is designed and engineered to handle the most extreme terrains with ease. A 28-degree approach angle and 25-degree departure angle enables drivers to feel confident when taking on steep obstacles.
A robust electronically controlled transfer case allows drivers in 4x4 models to shift on the fly from 4x2 to 4x4 High using a knob on the centre console. For low-speed torque or additional downhill braking, drivers also can engage low-range 4x4 gearing, while an electronic locking rear differential helps to improve traction in difficult conditions. These off-road strengths are matched by towing capability of up to 3,500 kg and exceptional payload capacity of up to 1,260 kg.
The Ranger achieves all this with a level of refinement not usually seen in the pickup truck segment. While the current Ranger already sets the standard for ride and handling, Ford engineers fine-tuned the new model’s suspension for additional comfort and even better handling.
The driving experience is further enhanced by an Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) system, which provides precise steering with a natural and confident feel. With EPAS, steering is light and manageable for low-speed maneuvering, such as parking, and precise at higher speeds – with assistance varying as necessary based on speed, steering wheel angle, cornering forces and acceleration or deceleration. By eliminating the power steering pump used in a traditional power steering system, EPAS also results in a quieter vehicle and improves fuel efficiency by about 3 per cent.
The new Ford Ranger Double Cab retains the maximum 5-star rating awarded in 2012 by Euro NCAP. Ranger is the only vehicle in its segment to receive the highest award from the independent crash test authority.
Wildtrak – the ultimate Ranger
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 8-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.