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The new Ranger XLS Models hard to beat

Last updated on October 9, 2019

Ford has built even more com­pelling choice in the pick­up seg­ment by intro­duc­ing the Chrome Styling Pack on the pop­u­lar Ranger XLS mod­els.

The eye-catch­ing addi­tions to the Ranger XLS are avail­able at no added cost to the cus­tomer.

Gen­er­al Man­ag­er Mar­ket­ing at Ford Motor Com­pa­ny of South­ern Africa, Doreen Mashini­ni said the XLS entrench­es the excep­tion­al val­ue propo­si­tion offered across the 31-mod­el Ranger line­up.

The mod­els starts with the trusty Sin­gle Cab Base vari­ants and extends right through to the seg­ment-defin­ing Ranger Rap­tor high-per­for­mance off-road pick­up.

The new Chrome Styling Pack adds a gen­er­ous dose of styling flair to the 10 XLS deriv­a­tives avail­able, encom­pass­ing the indus­tri­ous Sin­gle Cab, ver­sa­tile Super­Cab and fam­i­ly-ori­ent­ed Dou­ble Cab body styles.

“Where val­ue-for-mon­ey and bang-for-the-buck are the pri­ma­ry pur­chas­ing con­sid­er­a­tions, the Ranger XLS is hard to beat.

“It deliv­ers all of the ‘Built Ford Tough’ abil­i­ty that the Ranger is renowned for, but now incor­po­rates a lev­el of upmar­ket sophis­ti­ca­tion and eye-catch­ing style reserved for the pre­mi­um mod­els in the range.

“The option­al Chrome Styling Pack adds R20 000 worth of styling and fea­ture upgrades to the Ranger XLS line­up with no increase in the rec­om­mend­ed price,” said Mashini­ni.

“Add this to the com­pre­hen­sive range of com­fort, con­ve­nience and safe­ty fea­tures stan­dard on the Ranger, and are not avail­able or come at extra cost on our key com­peti­tors, and it posi­tions this mod­el in a unique white space in this cru­cial, price-sen­si­tive seg­ment of the pick­up mar­ket.”

The Chrome Styling Pack sets the Ranger XLS apart from the tra­di­tion­al work­horse vari­ants in the mid and low­er-spec­i­fi­ca­tion mod­el lines.

The treat­ment is effec­tive in high­light­ing the design attrib­ut­es that intro­duced with the New Ranger, launched ear­li­er this year.

In place of the matt grey fin­ish­es used for the XLS mod­els, the front boasts a bright chrome trape­zoidal grille with twin hor­i­zon­tal bars that take pride of place in the cen­tre.

A chrome fin­ish also adorns the exte­ri­or mir­ror hous­ings, door han­dles, prac­ti­cal rear step bumper and tail­gate han­dle.

Adding to the mus­cu­lar of the Ranger is a stan­dard stain­less steel sports bar with inte­grat­ed high-mount stop light.

Enabling a fur­ther lev­el of per­son­al­iza­tion, the trendy 17-inch six-spoke alloy wheels used on the Ranger XLT are also now avail­able as a no-cost choice on the XLS in place of the stan­dard model’s 16-inch rims.

Cus­tomers are giv­en the choice of tra­di­tion­al sil­ver or bold gloss black fin­ish­es — again, with no price penal­ty.

Mod­el range

The Ranger XLS spec­i­fi­ca­tion is avail­able in 10 mod­els across three body styles, three Sin­gle Cabs, four Super­Cab ver­sions and two Dou­ble Cabs.

Cus­tomers have the choice of both two and four-wheel dri­ve options, and Ford’s proven six-speed man­u­al or auto­mat­ic trans­mis­sions.

At the heart of the Ranger XLS is the reli­able and effi­cient Dura­torq TDCi engine range, start­ing off with the 2.2‑litre four-cylin­der ver­sion which pro­duces 118kW of pow­er matched to 385Nm of torque.

The Sin­gle Cab and Super­Cab mod­els can be spec­i­fied with the gut­sy 3.2‑litre five-cylin­der engine revered for its 147kW of pow­er, and the mighty 470Nm peak torque that makes it an extreme­ly pop­u­lar choice for hard-work­ing and leisure-ori­ent­ed roles.

The stan­dard fea­tures set com­mon to all XLS mod­els is one of the Ranger’s most appeal­ing sell­ing points — par­tic­u­lar­ly regard­ing safe­ty.

All mod­els are equipped with cruise con­trol oper­at­ed through the mul­ti-func­tion steer­ing wheel, day­time run­ning lights, rain-sens­ing wipers, auto­mat­ic head­light acti­va­tion, front and rear fog lamps, a rear-view cam­era with park­ing sen­sors, and a high-grade Thatch­am-spec­i­fi­ca­tion secu­ri­ty sys­tem.

The remote-oper­at­ed cen­tral lock­ing sys­tem incor­po­rates tail­gate lock oper­a­tion for max­i­mum con­ve­nience and added secu­ri­ty.

Active dri­ving safe­ty fea­tures include ABS brakes with Elec­tron­ic Brake­force Dis­tri­b­u­tion (EBD), Elec­tron­ic Sta­bil­i­ty Pro­gramme (ESP) with Trac­tion Con­trol, Hill Descent Con­trol (on 4x4 mod­els), Hill Launch Assist, Roll-over Mit­i­ga­tion,

Adap­tive Load Con­trol and Trail­er Sway Con­trol. In the event of a col­li­sion, occu­pants are pro­tect­ed by means of dual front and side airbags, as well as cur­tain airbags on all Super­Cab and Dou­ble Cab deriv­a­tives.

Mul­ti­me­dia and info­tain­ment func­tion­al­i­ty is pro­vid­ed by Ford’s SYNC® sys­tem with Blue­tooth and Voice Acti­va­tion, USB and Aux con­nec­tions and a colour mul­ti-func­tion dis­play.

Along with the excep­tion­al val­ue the Ranger XLS presents, it also offers a very com­pet­i­tive total cost of own­er­ship.

Includ­ed in the stan­dard pur­chase price is a four-year/120 000km war­ran­ty and ser­vice plan. With ser­vice inter­vals rec­om­mend­ed every 15 000km, this cov­ers six sched­uled ser­vices.

Also includ­ed in the com­pre­hen­sive Ford Pro­tect cus­tomer care pack­age is a five-year/un­lim­it­ed dis­tance cor­ro­sion war­ran­ty, and three-year/un­lim­it­ed dis­tance Road­side Assis­tance.

Mod­el Range and Rec­om­mend­ed Retail Prices:

Sin­gle Cab

2.2 TDCi XLS 6MT 4x2                                              R406 800

2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4x4                                               R467 500

3.2 TDCi XLS 6MT 4x2                                              R418 100

3.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4x4                                               R478 800

Super­Cab

2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4x2                                               R443 600

2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4x4                                               R491 600

3.2 TDCi XLS 6MT 4x2                                              R442 100

3.2 TDCi XLS 6MT 4x4                                              R500 500

Dou­ble Cab

2.2 TDCi XLS 6MT 4x2                                              R473 600

2.2 TDCi XLS 6AT 4x4                                               R530 100

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