The new Ford Ranger has been developed in Australia and will be built in Thailand, Argentina and South Africa, from where it will be exported to over 180 countries around the world.
The Ford Ranger Limited is a mid-range model. The other trim levels available are the Wildtrak, XL and XL T. There’s a choice of Duratorq turbodiesel engines:
- 2.2-litre with 149bhp
- 3.2-litre offering up 197bhp
- 2.2-litre, 123bhp – only available on base models.
Each engine can be matched with a six-speed manual or automatic gearbox that has been designed to help reduce emissions and save on fuel costs. The 2.2l puts out an impressive 277lb ft of torque, which is sufficient to cope with the size of the Ford Ranger pickups.
The Ford Ranger pickup has been found to respond well when you put your foot on the gas, even in sixth gear. On test drives, the Ranger handles well on bendy country lanes, with less roll than expected and responsive steering. This truck is impressive both on and off road. With the exception of the XL, Ford Ranger pickups come with selectable four-wheel drive. You can switch the drive mode to suit the terrain.
This is a truck that was built to be a workhorse but it’s equally as comfortable on city streets. A Ford Ranger lease would be idea for a whole range of businesses, whether you’re based on a farm or in the urban jungle instead. The high driving position means you’ll never forget you’re in a pickup, but Ford have added brilliant extras to make spending time in the Ranger as pleasant as possible. Cruise control and reversing sensors are both standard on the Ford Ranger Limited. There’s an option of adding a rear-view camera that actually shows the tow bar, making reversing up to a trailer a doddle. You can also opt to have in-dash sat nav.
All in all the Ford Ranger stands up well to its competition, the Amarok, Nissan Navara, Toyota Hilux and Mitsubishi L200. It’s a great option for anyone needing versatile truck that’s been tested on the most extreme terrains around the world. In addition, this is the first pickup to achieve the Euro NCAP 5-star safety rating. We have some great Ford Ranger leasing options available at Swiss Vans. Take a look at our Ford pickups page for more details.
Photo Credits to Autocar