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Ford reveals new Ranger

Ford’s new Ranger will be priced from £15,515 excluding VAT when it goes on sale next month.

The new Ranger will be offered in three cab bodystyles – Double, Super and Regular – along with a list of practical features that are available across XL, XLT, Limited and Wildtrak models. The pickup will also come in 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrains.

Customers will be able to equip the Ranger with Bluetooth connectivity, USB and iPod connectivity, dual zone climate control, cruise control and five-inch colour screen with satellite navigation.

There will be two diesel engines on offer, a 3.2-litre five cylinder and a 2.2-litre four-cylinder.The 3.2-litre diesel returns 28.3mpg and the 2.2 can return 32.8mpg on the 4x2 model.

For the first time, selected Ranger diesel models will be available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

The new Ranger can tow up to 3,350kg on selected models with diesel engines while the 4x4 can wade through 800 millimetres of water even when fully laden. It has a payload capacity of more than 1,340kg on some 4x4 variants, as well as ground clearance of up to 232mm.

Safety equipment includes ESP, hill descent control, hill launch assist, trailer sway control, adaptive load control, emergency brake assist, emergency brake light and roll-over mitigation.

Ranger also offers new passive safety technologies, with the availability and array of airbags dependent on the model. Side curtain airbags are available on all cab styles for the first time.

Also available are newly designed side thorax airbags which deploy from the driver and front passenger seats. New frontal impact airbags are available for the driver and passenger, along with seatbelt pretensioners and load limiters.

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