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More grunt for Ranger workhorse

2013-04-22 11:19

RANGER SINGLE CAB WORKHORSE: Ford SA has added a powerful 3.2 diesel single-cab to its Ranger line-up which should prove a popular choice among business owners.

Ford SA has expanded its Ranger bakkie line-up with a more powerful 3.2-litre diesel engine for its workhorse single-cab.

The 3.2 TDCi units are available in 4x2 and 4x4 guise, both offered in XLS specification and mated to a six-speed manual gearbox.

The five-cylinder diesel produces 147kW/470Nm with fuel consumption rated at 9.3 litres/100km on a combined cycle. Emissions are  245g/km on both the 4x2 and 4x4 units.

'POPULAR CHOICE FOR SA'

The 4x4 model has a towing capacity of 3350kg. Both derivatives can achieve 800mm wade depth at seven km/h/.

Load box volume is 1.82m and, according to Ford SA, "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".

Gavin Golightly, marketing manager, said: “The Ranger has been designed to cater to a wide range of customers. Fleets and small businesses will now be able to take advantage of the greater selection of models on offer while enjoying the quality, fuel-fficiency, safety and smart technology that have made the Ranger such a popular choice with South Africans.”

PRICES
Ranger 3.2 XLS HR 6MT Single Cab diesel - R315 200
Ranger 3.2 XLS 4x4 6MT Single Cab diesel - R361 900

All Ranger derivatives except the base units are sold with a five-year of 90 000km service plan and a four-year or 120 000km warranty. Service intervals 15 000km. Ranger 4x4 customers receive free off-road driving training.
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