Ford launches new Ranger bakkie

Ford has launched its 2019 Ranger, which is set for sale in North America.

The truck will be built in Michigan and is aimed at addressing an increasing demand for bakkies in the US.

The new Ranger features a 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine – packing a twin-scroll turbocharger and 16-valve design – which is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations will be available, along with entry-level XL, mid-level XLT, and high-level Lariat trim series.

Interior and performance

Ford said the interior of the new Ranger “blends comfort and functionality”, with room for five people with luggage.

“A centre stack includes an 8-inch touchscreen, while the instrument cluster features dual LCD productivity screens for real-time vehicle, navigation, and audio information,” said Ford.

Ford also offers customers an FX4 Off-Road Package with the Ranger, which provides off-road-tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate, frame-mounted skid plates, and FX4 badging.

“Ranger’s FX4 Off-Road Package features an innovative Terrain Management System similar to the F-150 Raptor’s. It includes four distinct drive modes – normal; grass, gravel and snow; mud and ruts; and sand.”

Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System, and a Blind Spot Information System are also available on certain models.

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