FORD’S new Ranger pick-up will deliver more power, greater fuel-efficiency, enhanced refinement and advanced driver assistance technologies, when it arrives from mid-2019.
The next version of Europe’s best-selling pick-up introduces Ford’s 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine with selective catalytic reduction (SCR) for optimised emissions, delivering up to a 9% fuel-efficiency improvement when combined with an advanced new 10-speed automatic transmission.
The new Ranger engine line-up will be led by the powerful Bi-turbo version of the 2.0-litre EcoBlue engine, delivering 213PS and 500Nm of torque – up by 13PS and 30Nm compared with the current 3.2-litre TDCi diesel – for greater load-hauling capability.
Available in Regular Cab, Super Cab, and Double Cab body styles, the new Ranger features four-wheel drive as standard, and offers business and leisure users new tools to boost convenience and productivity, including Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity and FordPass Connect on-board modem technology.
Ranger is the first vehicle in its class to offer Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Intelligent Speed Assist as standard. Active Park Assist is now also available, in addition to the existing range of advanced driving technologies designed to make driving less stressful and to help avoid or mitigate the effects of collisions.
Double Cab high-power variants feature Active Noise Control technology and flagship Ranger Wildtrak models and Ranger Limited both also offer new premium features, including an easy-lift tailgate.
Ford recorded class-leading Ranger sales of 51,500 units in Europe in 2018, with more than 16,000 of those in the UK.