Ford Sets LCV Trends with Launch of New 2.2 TDCi Automatic Models
Extensive range of nine 2.2 TDCi Automatic derivatives added to Ford Ranger line-up:
Ranger 2.2 Auto the only single cab available in SA market with automatic transmission
Expanded range now includes total of 36 models
PRETORIA, South Africa, 1 July, 2016 –
The New Ford Ranger continues to set trends in the highly competitive light commercial vehicle (LCV) market in South Africa, and is now bolstered with the addition of nine 2.2 Duratorq TDCi models equipped with a smooth-shifting six-speed automatic transmission. The Ranger is the first and only single cab pick-up on the local market available with an automatic transmission, adding unrivalled driving convenience to one of SA’s top-selling vehicles.
The extended Ranger line-up makes it the most comprehensive product offering in this segment with a total of 36 models now available to suit every segment of the industry, from pure workhorse applications right through to the leisure and lifestyle market. “The Ford Ranger has been a huge success story for Ford, not only in South Africa, but around the world,” says Tracey Delate, General Marketing Manager, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA).”The automatic transmission option on the Ranger 3.2 has dominated sales due to its smooth operation and ease of use, combined with the superb power and torque of the Duratorq TDCi engine.
“We are delighted to now introduce this sophisticated automatic transmission to the Ranger 2.2 TDCi, providing unparalleled comfort and driving convenience, matched to the superb performance and efficiency of Ford’s latest generation Duratorq diesel engines.” In its latest form, launched in October last year as part of the extensive update to the New Ranger, the 2.2 TDCi engine produces an impressive power output of 118kW, matched to a substantial 385Nm of torque. This ensures superb all-round performance and fuel economy, whether used for the daily urban commute, heading out onto the open road, or tackling challenging off-road terrain. Combined with impressive fuel consumption and 20 000km service intervals for the Duratorq TDCi engines, the 2.2 TDCi Auto guarantees low running costs and superb value for money.
The Ranger 2.2 Auto Single Cab models are unique in the LCV segment, as they are the only automatic derivatives available in a sector dominated by corporate and fleet sales. Two models are available, comprising the 2.2 TDCi 4×2 XL, along with the higher specification XLS model equipped with a 4×4 drivetrain.
Three versatile Super Cab variants of the 2.2 Auto are included in the expanded model offering, starting off with the 4×2 XL, along with the XLS models in either 4×2 or 4×4 guises. The Super Cab is particularly popular with farmers, contractors as well as lifestyle-oriented buyers seeking the added convenience of the extra space behind the front seats, as well as the convenience of the rear opening doors that provide unrivalled access to the entire cabin.
The Ford Ranger has dominated the double cab segment since 2014, offering unparalleled comfort, space, convenience and trend-setting features. It’s set to become even more popular with the addition of four new 2.2 Auto models. Outstanding value for money is the hallmark of the Ranger 2.2 TDCi XL Double Cab Auto, which is available in both 4×2 and 4×4 variants. The 4×4 XLS model takes the features list up several notches, with the luxuriously appointed 4×2 XLT Double Cab rounding off the new Ranger 2.2 TDCi Auto line-up.
Recommended Retail Prices (including Vat) – Ranger 2.2 Auto Model Range
RANGER 2.2TDCi SINGLE CAB XL 6AT 4X2 R 311 900
RANGER 2.2TDCi SINGLE CAB XLS 6AT 4X4 R 426 900
RANGER 2.2TDCi SUPER CAB XL 6AT 4X2 R 357 900
RANGER 2.2TDCi SUPER CAB XLS 6AT 4X2 R 411 900
RANGER 2.2TDCi SUPER CAB XLS 6AT 4X4 R 472 900
RANGER 2.2 TDCi DOUBLE CAB XL 6AT 4X2 R 384 900
RANGER 2.2 TDCi DOUBLE CAB XL 6AT 4X4 R 426 900
RANGER 2.2 TDCi DOUBLE CAB XLS 6AT 4X4 R 517 900
RANGER 2.2 TDCi DOUBLE CAB XLT 6AT 4X2 R 482 900
All models are sold with a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, five-year/100 000km service plan (excluding Base derivatives), three-year/unlimited km roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. Service intervals are every 20 000km.