The Ford Ranger (T6) Thread

FiestaST

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Bakkie prices: Comparing Ford’s 2018 and 2019 Ranger Wildtrak

Suppose you bought a range-topping bakkie from Ford’s Ranger portfolio around this time last year, you’d have paid R633 700 for a Wildtrak 3.2 six-speed automatic double-cab, in 4x4 configuration.

The same transaction applied to Ford’s current bakkie offering buys you a significantly upgraded bakkie. Discounting the Raptor, Ford’s lead Ranger product is currently a Wildtrak 2.0 Bi-Turbo ten-speed automatic double-cab, also in 4x4. It retails for R692 900.

Compared the purchase prices for these range-topping Ford bakkies one year apart and the difference is a touch more than 9%.

If we unpack the added features and engineering upgrades applied to the 2019 Ranger, does it justify that 9% price inflation over a year?





Bakkie prices: Comparing Ford’s 2018 and 2019 Ranger Wildtrak
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If you were keen on a Ranger last year, and waited, how much better is the bakkie you can buy in 2019?

Any vehicle purchase is a significant financial decision and often buyers will defer their impulse, in the hope of capturing greater value with a pending model update. It is a gamble to wait and attempt timing your vehicle upgrade.

The Rand could depreciate, which spikes prices, or you could win in a time of exchange rate stability, by purchasing when a new model is released, gaining additional features and technology.


READ: Refreshed, SA-built Ford Ranger arrives in 2019

We’ve decided to look at one of South Africa’s most popular vehicle choices, Ford’s Ranger, and analyse how much difference a year makes in the buying rationale.

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Image: Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2018 / Quickpic

Suppose you bought a range-topping bakkie from Ford’s Ranger portfolio around this time last year, you’d have paid R633 700 for a Wildtrak 3.2 six-speed automatic double-cab, in 4x4 configuration.

The same transaction applied to Ford’s current bakkie offering buys you a significantly upgraded bakkie. Discounting the Raptor, Ford’s lead Ranger product is currently a Wildtrak 2.0 Bi-Turbo ten-speed automatic double-cab, also in 4x4. It retails for R692 900.

Compared the purchase prices for these range-topping Ford bakkies one year apart and the difference is a touch more than 9%.

If we unpack the added features and engineering upgrades applied to the 2019 Ranger, does it justify that 9% price inflation over a year?

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Image: Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2019 / Quickpic

The most noticeable difference between the 2018 and 2019 Ranger Wildtraks are their engines.

In 2018 you paid R633 700 for a 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbodiesel, boosting 147kW and 470Nm. The peak Ranger offering a year later costs R692 900 and has a much smaller 2.0-litre bi-turbocharged diesel engine, with four-cylinders, which is good for 157kW and 500Nm.

If we compared the price and power increases, you are paying 9% more for a 6.8% power increase. But engine power is not an upgrade in isolation, the 2019 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo Range also has ten gears, instead of the Wildtrak 3.2’s six-speed transmission, which means you are paying 9% more this year for 66% more gears.

Other additional features included with the 2019 Ranger is a reconfigured front-suspension system, autonomous emergency braking and active park assist, a head-up display, forward collision warning, lane-keeping system and the hugely convenience night-driving feature: auto high-beam control.

If you actively use a bakkie for its intended purpose, the addition of Ranger’s easy-lift tailgate, is notable win on the 2019 Wildtrak too. The above-mentioned features are all notable additions for a 9% increase in price.

Consider the engine and drivetrain upgrades and Ford has inarguably added value to its Ranger bakkie, as its price has gone up over the last year. If we analyse the overall value offering, deferring your Ford bakkie upgrade from last year, and purchasing into the face-lifted Ranger in 2019, was a sound decision – gaining any owner an array of additional features and driveability.

 

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New Look Ford Ranger FX4

Mid-trim Ranger double-cab 4x4 is an FX4


Ford has a revealed new special edition Ranger bakkie, in right-hand drive. This new double-cab revives the FX4 nameplate, which will be familiar to South African followers of the brand.

The latest Ranger FX4 will debut in Australia, as a 2020 model year vehicle. In terms of positioning the FX4 trim sits between the XLT and Wildtrak in Ford’s Ranger portfolio.

Distinguishing FX4 from other Rangers are a combination of red and black styling highlights. It also rolls model-specific 18-inch alloy wheels.

The most noticeable styling change is its mesh-type grille, which is a different moulding from that on any other Ranger. Viewed from the rear, FX4’s extended roll-hoops are obvious – and an interesting design feature which offers an additional tie-down structure for securing items in the loadbox.

Engine options for the FX4 include Ford’s new 2-litre bi-turbo, boosting 157 kW/500 Nm and the 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbodiesel, good for 147 kW and 500 Nm.

Ford has confirmed that it will initially only build 1 000 of these new Ranger FX4s, for the Australian market. But the expectation is that this number will grow with demand – and possibly include a South African version too, as we received the previous FX4 locally.


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Finally sorted out the pathetic headlights on my Ranger. Proper HID globes in Hella spots have made a massive difference at night!

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Next-gen Ford Ranger to boast (petrol and diesel) V6 engines – report

A fresh report out of Australia suggests the next-generation version of the Ford Ranger will be offered with turbocharged V6 engines in both petrol and diesel flavours.

According to whichcar.com.au, when the new Ranger bakkie drops in 2021 it will feature both “significantly updated” body work and fresh engines under the bonnet.

The Australian publication claims the Blue Oval brand is currently testing a twin-turbo 2,7-litre V6 petrol unit as well as a single-turbo 3,0-litre V6 diesel powerplant.

The petrol engine (which wears the “Nano EcoBoost” badge) is already employed by the F-150 pick-up in the United States, offering peak outputs of 242 kW and 542 N.m. Of course, as whichcar.com.au points out, it remains to be seen whether this unit will be sold outside of North America.

The 3,0-litre “Power Stroke” turbodiesel, meanwhile, is likewise already in use in the F-150, where it delivers some 186 kW and 597 N.m. If the report turns out to be accurate, this oil-burning engine seems a more likely bet for markets such as Australia and South Africa.

 

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Ford reveals adventure-ready Ranger Wildtrak X for Aus

Ford has revealed a more rugged version of the Ranger Wildtrak for the Australian market. Badged Wildtrak X, it brings together a package of unique exterior features as well as a range of advanced driver assist gadgets.

At this stage there is no word on whether the Wildtrak X will ever be introduced to South Africa, but given that we get a similar line-up to the Australian market, there should at least be some interest in launching something that resembles it.

So what’s the deal here?

According to Ford Australia, the Wildtrak X is fitted with unique 18-inch alloy wheels finished in matte black as well as black wheel arch flares, a black front nudge bar with an LED strip to light up your campsite, and a snorkel to help take advantage of the vehicle’s 800mm water wading ability.

Built for the wild it may be, but there’s no roughing it when it comes to interior specification. To that end, the Wildtrak X ships with adaptive cruise control, auto-braking with pedestrian detection, Active Park Assist and Ford’s flagship Sync3 infotainment system.


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Special-edition Ford Ranger Wildtrak X revealed Down Under

Ford in Australia has revealed a new Ranger Wildtrak X variant, which offers extra kit and will be limited to “around 1 000 units” for that market.

Of course, we’ve seen that badge before, with the Blue Oval brand’s European arm having already employed the moniker back in April 2018. But, unlike that fairly basic Euro-spec variant, the derivative destined for Australian roads is packed with added equipment.

So, what sets the Wildtrak X apart from the standard model? Well, it gains new black 18-inch alloy wheels (with +35 mm offset), black wheelarch flares and a black nudge bar (complete with an LED bar) up front.

The grille, lower bumper trim and exterior door handles, meanwhile, are likewise finished in a dark hue. You’ll likely also have noticed the snorkel attached to the A-pillar. Inside, the newcomer seemingly inherits its specification list from the regular Wildtrak on which it is based.


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Sales must be suffering quite a bit, I dont see Toyota giving 70k discount on a hilux.
 

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Sales must be suffering quite a bit, I dont see Toyota giving 70k discount on a hilux.
Not really, they might be getting a kick back from Ford Credit or Ford SA in a form of rebate, see the price is only valid if financed through ford credit.

And then you probably find it is with a balloon payment as well.
 

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Not sure if already posted/asked.
Does anybody know where I can get a shorter antenna or one that can fold flat against the roof?

Maybe something like:
 

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Not sure if already posted/asked.
Does anybody know where I can get a shorter antenna or one that can fold flat against the roof?

Maybe something like:
Easy. Go to Mazda parts and ask for a 2012 Mazda 3 bee sting antenna. Let me go take a pic of the one on my Ranger quick

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