Freshly Made: Ranger cleans itself out

Cologne, 25 March 2015

The best-selling pick-up of Ford? Since people immediately think of the F-150 from the North American F-Series so popular. In the rest of the world, the donkey a number are the open cargo area but often smaller. For these markets (mainly Asia and Europe) Ford Ranger in the program. In 2014 he was in Germany with 4,578 units sold leader in the pick-up segment. Worldwide, the Ranger 195,000 times was deposed. Now Ford is at the Bangkok Motor Show 2015 ( March 25-April 5 ), the totally redesigned generation.

Optical and technical revisions

Falls forward on the massive chrome grille. In addition, the headlights were narrower. For the design of the interior materials were used, which are to be noisy Design Manager Dave Dewitt attractive, durable and hardwearing. The cockpit was given a car look with practical and functional properties. In addition, the center console was liberated by the many buttons and the tiny screen of the previous version. For operation and visualization of vehicle settings now an eight-inch touch screen is available.

terrain features

But for customers Hustler often include other values ​​: How the new Ranger with a fording depth of 800 and a ground clearance of 230 mm is a powerful all-terrain vehicle. And: The vehicle has a slope angle of 28 degrees forward and 25 degrees backward. Thanks to an electronically controlled transfer case, the driver can change the four-wheel drive models on the fly from 4x2 to 4x4 mode. Also essential is likely to be the continued high towing capacity of up to 3,500 kilograms.

Technical data of the drives

For maximum power and torque as well as for the management of serious trailer loads the latest generation of the world's available 3.2-liter five-cylinder diesel engine is available. He puts 200 horses free and develops up to 470 Newton meters of torque. In addition, Ford has a 2.2-liter four-cylinder diesel in stock for the new Ranger. Optionally, provide the aggregate 130 hp or - in combination with a start-stop system - even 160 hp. Be connected to the compression-ignition engine with a manual or an automatic six-speed transmission.

Prices for launch

After Germany, the revised Ford pick-up will come early in 2016. For possible prices far nothing is known yet. Currently moves the base price margin between € 26,715 for the entry-level and 41,174 euros for the top model . (ml)