The new Ford Ranger

Cologne, September 11, 2015

At the IAA in Frankfurt ( September 17 to 27 2015) Ford presents the new Ranger for the first time the European public. It is produced in South Africa, be to have the end of 2015 in Germany, can be ordered now and comes with a truck homologation.

Of variants

The new Ranger is available in five different versions. It starts with the Rangers 'base' for 29 631 Euro. This is followed by " XL " for 27,132 euros and " XLT " for 35.402 Euro. The top models are the Ranger " Limited " for 38,972 euros and finally the " Wildtrak " for 40,787 euros. The price difference between " base " and " XL " arises from the fact that the " XL " rear driven, the "base" but all-wheel driven is. By comparison, the basic version of the VW Amarok will cost 25,912 euros. There are also three different cab versions: the single cabin with two doors and two seats, the extra cabin with two double wing doors and 2 + 2 seats and the double cab with four doors and four seats.

Revised engines and good ground clearance

The diesel engines of the Ranger were comprehensively revised. So was the 3.2-liter TDCi five-cylinder diesel, a new exhaust gas recirculation donated, which should ensure equal at a remaining capacity of 200 hp and 470 Newton meters for greater efficiency. The 2.2-liter TDCi four-cylinder diesel afford now instead of 125 ?? or 150 ?? 130 or 160 hp. New axle ratios to allow the consumption of Ranger fall by up to 17 percent. Thus, the 130-horsepower four-cylinder engine instead of the previous 7.8 liters consumes only 6.7 liters per hundred kilometers. Coupled motors are optionally to a manual six-speed gearbox or a six-speed automatic transmission. Also let the customer's decision is the choice of all-wheel and rear-wheel drive, with the 4x4 models are rear-wheel driven in daily life, but can be switched via a switch on the center console on all-wheel drive. A reduction and an optional limited-slip differential to help in the area where the Ranger can score with a fording depth of 800 millimeters and a ground clearance of 230 millimeters.

Many assistance systems

The assistance systems and the equipment Ford has also upgraded. So there are in the Ranger SYNC2 voice control with an eight-inch touch screen in the center console. A 230 - volt socket allows, for example, charging a laptop or smartphone. Highlights at the assistance systems are the Lane Keeping Assist, the adaptive cruise control system, the parking aid front and rear including rear-view camera and the ESP with integrated rollover protection and trailer stabilization. Also available are a hill-and a Hill Descent Assist, adaptive load control and an Emergency Brake Assist, which, supportive engages in a dangerous situation, in which the driver does not retrieve the full braking power.

Top model at the IAA

The Ranger will be presented at the IAA in the " Wildtrak 'version. This includes an anthracite - colored sports decor on radiator grille, outside mirrors, door handles, air vents, roof rails and rear lights. Furthermore, the " Wildtrak " rectangular fog lamps, a sport strap, high-sheen light-alloy wheels in 18 inch, " Wildtrak " lettering and an exclusive outdoor Orange metallic paint. Inside he wants to convince with car appearance through its interior. Orange Details bridge the gap to the exterior paintwork. The special seats are eight-way adjustable and also provided with accents in orange. ( mf )