The Ford Ranger is one of South Africa’s top-selling bakkies offering comfort, safety, and new technology. The Ranger segment is more compelling than before introducing the Chrome Styling Pack on the XLS models.
The new Chrome Styling Pack is available to the Ranger XLS model at no additional cost to the customer. Between base and range-topping XLT models, the Ranger XLS line represents the ideal middle ground for all needs from commercial use to family and lifestyle functionality.
General Marketing Manager at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa Doreen Mashini says, “Where value for money and bang for the buck are the primary purchasing considerations, the Ranger XLS is exceptionally hard to beat.”
“It delivers all of the ‘Built Ford Tough’ capability that the Ranger is renowned for, but now incorporates a level of upmarket sophistication and eye-catching style normally reserved for the premium models in the range. The optional Chrome Styling Pack adds approximately R20 000 worth of styling and feature upgrades to the Ranger XLS line-up with no increase in the recommended purchase price.”
The Chrome Styling Pack sets the Ranger XLS apart form the mid and lower-specification model lines. In place of the matt-grey finishes used for the previous XLS models, the grille and two horizontal bars on the front-end boasts a chrome finish.
The exterior mirror housing, door handles, rear bumper and tailgate all get a chrome-trimmed finish too. Trendy 17-inch six-spoke alloy wheels used on the XLT are now available at a no extra cost on the XLS replacing the standard 16-inch wheels.
The Ranger XLS specifications are available in 10 models over three body styles: three Single Cabs, four SuperCab versions, and two Double Cabs. Customers have a choice of both two and four-wheel drive options.
The reliable and efficient Ranger XLS TDCI range starts off with a 2.2-litre four-cylinder engine; Single Cab and SuperCab models can be purchased with a 3.2-litre five-cylinder engine.
All models are equipped with cruise control, operated via the multi-functional steering wheel, daytime running lights (DRLs), rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlight activation, front and rear fog lights, rear-view camera with parking sensors and central locking system.
Active driving safety features include Anti-locking Braking System (ABS) with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD), Electronic Stability Program (ESP) with Traction Control, and Hill Descent Control (on 4X4 models).
Included in the price is a 4-year/120 000km warranty and service plan. Six scheduled services with recommended intervals of every 15 00km.
Ford Ranger XLS Model Range and Recommended Retail Prices:
2.2 TDCI XLS 6MT 4X2 R406 800
2.2 TDCI XLS 6AT 4X4 R467 500
3.2 TDCI XLS 6MT 4X2 R418 100
3.2 TDCI XLS 6AT 4X4 R478 800
2.2 TDCI XLS 6AT 4X2 R443 600
2.2 TDCI XLS 6AT 4X4 R491 600
3.2 TDCI XLS 6MT 4X2 R442 100
3.2 TDCI XLS 6MT 4X4 R500 500
2.2 TDCI XLS 6MT 4X2 R473 600
2.2 TDCI XLS 6AT 4X4 R530 100