ON THE MOVE NEWLY LAUNCHED
New engines for Ford’s tough Ranger
eaturing an extensive range of
existing engine range.
mechanical, technological, feature
The high-tech 2.0 bi-turbo engine is available
and comfort upgrades, the new
on the Wildtrak, and will also power the soon
line-up will make the Ford Ranger
to be launched Ranger Raptor. Delivering
a compelling choice amongst workhorse and
optimised performance alongside improved
leisure-oriented pick-up customers.
fuel-efficiency, the bi-turbo engine relies on a
“The current Ranger has been a fantastic
variable-geometry high-pressure turbocharger
success story for Ford in South Africa where
along with a fixed-geometry low-pressure unit.
it remains one of the country’s top-selling
The two turbochargers work in series at
vehicles, and the leading LCV export to
lower engine speeds for enhanced torque and
markets in Europe, the Middle East and Africa,” says Doreen Mashinini, general manager marketing at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa. “The new Ranger introduces fresh exterior and interior design cues that build on its ‘tough truck’ image, complemented
responsiveness. At higher engine speeds, the
Ford is raising the bar even higher in the ultra-competitive light commercial vehicle (LCV) segment with the launch of the 2019 New Ranger.
smaller turbo is bypassed and the larger turbo provides boost to deliver high power. Maximum outputs are rated at 157kW and an impressive 500Nm of torque from 1 750 to 2 000 r/min. In the case of the 2.0 single turbo engine, which is offered on the Ranger double cab
by the adoption of new technologies that
delivers a powerful presence on the road. The latest
further bolster the Ranger’s established reputation for
model provides greater differentiation in the series.
single variable-geometry turbocharger has been
safety, convenience and comfort.
Accordingly, the front-end design of the popular XLT
specifically designed to deliver more performance at
series has been updated to have a more horizontal
lower engine speed compared with the current 2.2-litre
changes, including the introduction of the all-new
feel, with the centre grille bar divided into two, giving it
TDCi engine. Delivering a light and urgent feel across
2.0-litre bi-turbo and single turbo diesel engines,
a more precise and well-crafted look.
the rev-range, it produces 132kW and 420Nm between
“With an extensive range of under-the-skin
a new 10-speed automatic transmission and a
XLT 4x4 and 4x2 derivatives, a compact
1 750 and 2 500 r/min.
revised suspension set-up, this is by far the biggest
2.0 BI-TURBO AND 2.0 SINGLE TURBO ENGINES
upgrade yet for the current-generation Ranger,
The latest model sees the introduction of the advanced
five-cylinder 147kW/470Nm 3.2-litre Duratorq TDCi
which continues to be produced at Ford’s Silverton
new-generation 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbo and
engine, available in Wildtrak and XLT specification
Assembly Plant in Pretoria,” Mashinini adds.
single turbo engines, assembled at Ford’s Struandale
on the double cab derivatives, as well XLT and XLS
Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth. Both engines offer
models in the versatile supercab range.
Customers will still have the option of the popular
TOUGH, MODERN DESIGN
superior performance, fuel efficiency and a significant
Continuing the Ranger’s proven ‘Built Ford Tough’
improvement in overall refinement with lower noise,
key part of the New Ranger line-up across the single cab,
heritage, the assertive styling of the 2019 model
vibration and harshness (NVH) levels compared to the
super cab and double cab models. It continues in the two
MAY 2019 DIY & INDUSTRIAL TRADE NEWS
The tried and trusted 2.2-litre TDCi engine remains a