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2013-02-06 11:09

MORE TO SCORE: The Ford Ranger line-up is now available with more models and options.

Ford South Africa has expanded its product range with extra derivatives to keep customers happy.

The Wildtrak was previously only availble in 4x2 manual guise but is now offered in 4x2 and 4x4 auto versions. The top-of-the-range Wildtrak has a 3.2-litre Duratorq TDCi five-cylinder diesel engine making 147kW/470Nm.

The locally built bakkie has a long list of safety features, making the XLT and Wildtrak the first derivatives  to get a five-star rating under the Euro NCAP crash test protocol. Comfort features include Bluetooth with voice control, steering-wheel mounted audio controls, dual-zone aircon, rain-sensing wipers, power windows and heatable seats.

SAFETY PACK OPTION

The new line-up will include the addition of Bluetooth with voice activation, steering-wheel audio controls and a USB port to the single, super and double-cab XLS models; all XLT models offer parking sensors and a reversing camera. The park sensors are fitted to the rear bumper; the reversing image appears in the review mirror.

A safety pack and aircon will also now be optional for single-cab entry customers. The pack includes anti-lock brakes, a seat-belt minder and two airbags.

The bakkies come with a four-year or 120 000km warranty. A five-year or 90 000km service plan is optional on entry models, standard from XL up. Service intervals are 15 000km for petrol and diesel. Customers get three years' roadside assistancea, a five-year no-rust-through warranty and free off-road training for 4x4 models.

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