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ALL-NEW FORD RANGER

| 14/10/2010 | 0 Comments

The all-new Ford Ranger makes its worldwide debut today at the Australian International Motor Show in Sydney as the latest addition to a wave of global vehicles being introduced by Ford.

With an all-new chassis frame, front and rear suspension and steering system, Ranger delivers more payload and outstanding towing capability. It is powered by a choice of two new fuel-efficient common rail Ford Duratorq TDCi diesels and new fuel-efficient six-speed automatic and manual transmissions. A new Dagenham-built 2.2-litre Ford Duratorq TDCi I4 diesel engine with peak torque of 375Nm and power output of 110kW (150PS). A highly responsive and efficient new 3.2-litre, Ford Duratorq TDCi I5 diesel engine with a powerful 470Nm of torque and power rated at 147kW (200PS).
The all-new Ranger four-wheel drive models are equipped with electronically controlled transfer case that allows drivers to shift from 4×2 to 4×4. If extra torque or additional downhill braking is needed, low range gearing can also be enabled.
Off-road performance has been improved with a stiffer frame, ground clearance of up to 232mm and driveline components that have been strategically mounted above the frame rail. Despite an increased 3,220mm wheelbase and wider track 1,560mm for the 4×4 model, and 1,590mm (front and rear) for the 4×2 model – the all-new Ranger’s turning circle makes it easily manoeuvrable.
Built on innovation, it boasts a list of technologies and features including a new rear-view camera system, Voice Control, Trailer Sway Control and Adaptive Load Control. The new Ranger will be available in three different cab body styles, 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains, two ride heights and four series choices.
New Ranger will be manufactured at three sites with production ramp-up scheduled to begin next summer, firstly in Rayong, Thailand. Ford is also transforming plants in Argentina and South Africa for additional capacity. The new manufacturing strategy for the single global compact pickup platform will drive new levels of product commonality all around the globe.

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