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Ford improve Ranger towing capacity

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17th December, 2012

Ford Australia has lifted the Ranger utility’s towing capacity from 3,350 kg to 3,500 kg* on TDCi-powered 4x2 Hi-Rider and 4x4 models, making it equal class-leading in the segment. Gross Combination Mass has also increased by 50 kg.

Since its launch in October 2010, Ford has sold more than 15,000 Rangers.

Impressive capability

All 21 Ranger models, including the range-topping Wildtrak, have been engineered and tested to face the toughest challenges in more than 180 markets globally. Ranger’s towing and water-wading capabilities are among some of the best in its segment.

Apart from the capacity to tow up to 3,500 kilogrammes (TDCi-powered 4x2 Hi-Rider and 4x4 models only), the 4x4 and 4x2 Hi-Rider models also have the capability to wade through up to 800 millimetres of water even when fully laden.

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The Ranger also boasts outstanding payload capacity of 1,528 kilograms (reduce this amount by the weight of the body to be mounted on the chassis for the actual load capacity) on the 2.2 TDCi-powered 4x2 Single Cab Chassis Hi-Rider, as well as excellent ground clearance of up to 237 millimetres (4x4 and 4x2 Hi-Rider models).

Ford Ranger is offered in three versatile bodystyles – Single Cab, Super Cab and Double Cab – and comes with a choice of petrol engine and two powerful and economical Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, and with a choice of 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains.


** Available on 4x4 and 4x2 Hi-Rider vehicles manufactured from 1st November, 2012 onwards. Braked towing capacity available on 4x2 Hi-Rider and 4x4 models only when fitted with a Genuine Ford tow pack and tow ball. Towing subject to State and Territory regulations.



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