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ON THE MOVE NEWLY LAUNCHED

New engines for Ford’s tough Ranger

F

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

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