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2018-04-19 11:28

Johannesburg - After almost two years of discussion, testing and development, tuning experts Roush has finally launched a performance version of the popular Ranger bakkie in South Africa.

In fact, it's the first Roush Ranger in the world. The upgrades comprise three stages and include bodywork as well as engine enhancements.

Roush says buyers need not worry about the drivetrain as it's sold with a three-year or 60 000km warranty.

The Roush Performance Ranger upgrade is available in 3 bespoke stages: 

RS1 - The Stage 1 Ranger offers aesthetic upgrades that individualise your Ranger. The kit includes:

• ROUSH Bumper/front grill
ROUSH Extended Wheel Arches
Rear Bumper
Decklid Cover
18” Alloy Rims & Tyres
Sport Bar & Side Steps
Tonneau Cover
Dual Pipe Cat-back Exhaust

Aesthetics

Bonnet wrap
Windscreen Banner
ROUSH Splash (Rear)

Accessories

Embroidered Headrests 
ROUSH Car Mats

Image: Supplied

RS2 - The Stage 2 Ranger offers more than street presence. According to the tuner: "With an improved high-flow cat back exhaust combined with the added performance from a pre-programmed chip that includes 5 pre-mapped programms and a hybrid turbo, you can expect up to 16% increase in power or 170kW of power on the flywheel says the company."

ROUSH Bumper/front grill
ROUSH Extended Wheel Arches
Rear Bumper
Decklid Cover
18” Alloy Rims & Tyres
Sport Bar & Side Steps
Tonneau Cover

Bonnet wrap
Windscreen Banner
Side Stripes (Doors)
ROUSH Splash (Rear)
Dome Badges
Front Grill Letters

Embroidered Headrests 
Rubber Car Mats

Level 1 Performance Upgrade 
Uprated Performance Intercooler
Cat-back High Flow Exhaust System
5 Map Chip (Software)
Ford Protect 3yr/60 000km Comprehensive Drivetrain Warranty
Pedders Slotted Geomet Coated Rotor Brakes & Pads
Pedders Foam Cell TrakRider Suspension

RS3 - The ROUSH Stage 3 Ranger with an up to 30%* increase in performance through the addition of a High-flow cat-back exhaust, performance uprated intercooler, hybrid turbo upgrade and a 5 map software chip.

"With added power comes improved breaking with Pedders Kevlar Ceramic brake kits and smoother ride courtesy of Pedders Foam Cell TrakRyder Shocks with an elevated ride height," says the tuner.

The Body Kit

ROUSH Bumper/front grill
ROUSH Extended Wheel Arches
Rear Bumper
Decklid Cover
18” Alloy Rims & Tyres
Sport Bar & Side Steps
Tonneau Cover

ROUSH Branding Dome Badges
Front Grill
Embroidered Headrests **
Rubber Car Mats

ROUSH Accessories Full ROUSH Leather Interior
ROUSH Graphics
Sport Bar
Tonneau Cover
Side Step
Window Tinting


Image: Supplied 

Here's what buyers will receive:

- The upgrades will be fully supported by FMCSA
- Each stage will carry an official Ford Protect Drivetrain Warranty
- Upgrades will carry a M & M Upgrade Code, allowing banks to finance the upgrade
- Full value of the car and the upgrade can be insured due to the M & M code
- Fully endorsed by ROUSH Performance USA
- Warranty covered by Ford Protect
- Fully supported by FMCSA


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