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Facelifted Ford Ranger here

2009-08-25 10:27
Vehicle Specs
Manufacturer Ford
Model Ranger
Engine 3.0 TDCi
Power 115kW @ 3 200r/min
Torque 380Nm @ 1 800r/min
Ford’s Ranger. Always looked like a proper bakkie, right? Now they’ve facelifted it. Oh dear.

The Ranger’s chunky, Americanised, styling has been replaced with a more contemporary look, courtesy of a new three-bar grille (embellished with contrasting black mesh vertical insets) and more angular headlights.

A new front bumper, which features a large bottom section cut-out backed with black mesh, replaces the previous generation item.

Other styling changes include revised taillights, stylised rear step bumper.

Redesigned 16-inch alloy wheels roll in the Ranger’s wheelarches, whilst black and stainless steel side and sports bars are featured on all XLT and XLE level vehicles.

Local specification differs from the international Ranger facelift, with South African Rangers doing without the  integrated sidemirror LED turn indicators or rear park distance control.

Interior features dual front and side airbags.

Changes to the Ranger’s cabin are negligible.

The green instrumentation illumination has been replaced with a red hue and infotainment convergence has been improved with auxiliary jack capability added to both XLT and XLE models.

Mechanically the facelift has left Ranger unchanged.

Ford fans still have option on the outstanding 3.0 TDCi compression ignition engine, worth 115kW and 380Nm of peak rotational force at only 1 800r/min. What those output figures don’t indicate is the uncanny smoothness of this engine, which is class leading.

The Ford Ranger comes with a 5 year / 90 000km Service Plan and a comprehensive 4 year/120 000km warranty with service intervals of 10000kms.

Customers will also benefit 3 years of Roadside Assistance and a 5 year corrosion warranty as part of the Ford Ranger package.

Single Cab
Ranger 2.2i LWB                                                         R146,500
Ranger 2.5D LWB                                                       R173,400
Ranger 2.5TD Hi-Trail XL 4x2                                     R196,700
Ranger 2.5 TD 4x4                                                     R234,600
Ranger 2.5 TD 4x4 + Safety Pack*                           R246,300
Ranger 3.0 TDCi  XLT Hi-Trail 4x2                              R260,420

Super Cab
Ranger 2.5 TD Super Cab Hi-Trail 4x2                        R219,900
Ranger 3.0 TDCi Super Cab XLT Hi-Trail 4x2              R281,270
Ranger 3.0 TDCi Super Cab XLT 4x4                          R325,270

Double Cab
Ranger 2.5TD Hi-Trail 4x2                                           R237,800
Ranger 2.5TD 4x4 + Safety Pack*                             R293,900
Ranger 2.5 TD XLT 4X4                                               R317,470
Ranger 3.0 TDCi Hi-Trail XLE 4x2                                R329,770
Ranger 3.0 TDCi Hi-Trail XLE 4x2 Auto                       R341,670
Ranger 3.0 TDCi XLE 4x4                                           R373,870
Ranger 3.0 TDCi XLE 4x4 Auto                                  R385,970


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