Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has added value to the Ranger XL range with an eye-catching array of new options, comprising Sports Package, useful side steps, and an 8-inch touchscreen display for the infotainment.
Besides Sports Package on the Ranger XL options list, customers can also opt for a black, dealer-mounted side ladder that improves access to the cabin – regardless of whether they are using the car at a construction site or charging family for a weekend.
FMCSA General Marketing Manager, Doreen Mashinini said customers can now order the Ranger XL with Ford’s optional touch screen infotainment in place of the SYNC®1 entry-level module with a 4-inch LCD screen.
This system has a full colour touch screen measuring 8 inches.
It works without voice recognition and built-in navigation, but it’s still a feature-rich offering that includes Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, along with compatible smartphones.
This allows users to access relevant navigation features from the phone or approved applications such as Waze.
It also supports phone calls from Bluetooth-connected devices, text-to-speech messages, and compatibility with WiFi access points.
Two USB slots offer added multimedia connectivity options.
“Ranger XL is our value-oriented offering that covers a wide range of applications, from the hard-working single cab with a spacious load box to fit into the practical SuperCab with more storage space behind the front seats to comfortable double cabins suitable for business or family requirements, “Mashinini said.
Ranger XL model equipped with the Sport Pack has a glossy black grille replacing the normal black version used on the standard model.
The exclusive theme continues with the wheel and tyre choices, as the normal silver 16-inch alloy wheels with manufacturer upgrading them (wheels) the Panther 17-inch rearview mirror wheels with larger 265/65 R17 diameter tyres.
To support a more dynamic appearance, the Sport Pack also has a tubular sport belt in the rear trunk compartment and a black rear bumper.
Ranger XL has an impressive list of standard functions.
The safety package includes ABS brakes with electronic brake-force distribution (EBD), electronic stability program (ESP) with traction control, hill start assistance (HLA), rollover reduction, adaptive load control, and rotary control of the trailer.
Wheel drive models receive Hill Descent Control (HDC) with rear differential lock as standard, fitted to 4×2 and 4×4 derivatives.
Ranger XL models come with a standard drawbar.
The carmaker mounts dual front airbags on board, with ISOFIX child seat mounting points reserved for dual cabin models.
Remote central locking is standard, along with an immobilizer alarm and Thatcham specification with an in-cab flow sensor for added safety.
Proven and economical 2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi four-cylinder engine powers Ranger XL that delivers 118 kW of power and 385 Nm of torque from 1,500 to 2.500 r/min.
Single Cab and SuperCab models are available in two- and four-wheel drive meted with a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission on a 4×2 derivative.
The Ranger XL dual cab can be specified in 4×2 or 4×4 versions, both available in manual or automatic.
The XL Sport Pack raises the base price of the Ranger XL series by the R16 500, while an optional 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system and dealer-installed side ladder are available for the R6,080 and R5,050. All prices include VAT.
All-new Ford Rangers come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a full four-year / 120,000 km warranty, three-year / unlimited roadside assistance, and a five-year / unlimited corrosion warranty.
Service plans for six years / 90,000 km are included and cover six services.
The recommended maintenance interval is 15,000 km or annually, whichever comes first.