The 3.2 TDCi models will be available in either 4x2 or 4x4 guises, with both offered in XLS specification. A six-speed manual is standard on both models.
The five-cylinder powertrain delivers 147kW and a substantial 470Nm of torque. Ford claims a combined fuel consumption of 9.3 litres/100km and an emissions figure of 245g/km. With an engine like that, it’s easy to see why the Ranger 4x4 will be able to tow up to 3 350kg.
The high beltline and raised rails of the load box ensure a load-box volume of 1.82m3. Pockets above the wheel wells and along the side of the box allow owners to use timber inserts to carry full sheets of plasterboard or plywood.
All Ranger derivatives except the base units come with a 5-year/90 000km service plan and comprehensive 4-year/120 000km warranty, with service intervals of 15 000km. Customers will also benefit from three years of roadside assistance and a five-year corrosion warranty as part of the Ford Ranger package. Additionally, Ranger 4x4 customers receive free off-road driver training.
Ranger 3.2 TDCi XLS 4x2 Single Cab: R315 200
Ranger 3.2 TDCi XLS 4x4 Single Cab: R361 900