The Ford Ranger: The Greatest Ranger You Haven’t Driven Yet

The Ford Ranger: The Greatest Ranger You Haven’t Driven Yet
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When we think of the phrase, ‘great to drive,’ we always think of the Ford Ranger. They are slick, stylish and sturdy and they really exemplify what a ranger is all about.

The Ranger has an impressive history. In 1982, Ford knew it needed a smaller pickup than its already popular F-150, which for many, was just too big. As a result, Ford introduced the very first Ranger pickup, which was the dominant model until 1992. It was made available with various engine choices (adding a V6 and a 4-cylinder diesel engine option to the standard inline-four-cylinder) and it had a six or seven-foot-long bed.

The vehicle was hugely popular, but as time went on, the vehicle needed an upgrade to remain fresh. In 1993, Ford introduced the second-generation ranger, which was a major redesign. It had its grille size reduced to create a more aerodynamic face for the Ranger. Fender flares were included to give the pickup a more rounded look. The idea was to improve the driving experience by improving the acceleration and reliability.  Since then, Ford has improved the Ranger throughout the years to make that driving experience as good as possible and as a result, the Ford Ranger has won its fair share of awards. Just last year, in 2021, the Ford Ranger Double Cab 2.0 Ecoblue 213 Wildtrak auto won the award for Pick-up of the Year from WhatCar.com. The Ranger won the same award in 2021 as well, from Auto Express, for the third consecutive year in a row!

 

A powerful, reliable, and safe Ranger

Of course, the Ford Ranger has many awesome attributes that make it a household name. The Ford Ranger Wildtrak Double Cab is a highlight, featuring the Ford EcoBlue diesel engine, which at 2.0 litre is wickedly powerful yet boasts ridiculously low emissions. It has three powertrains available, which offers up to 213 PS of horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. This Ranger has advanced software that supports a few desirable safety features too, including the very helpful auto-park assist, auto start-stop and pre-collision assist.

A regular cab can get you a mag gross payload of 1140kg, a max GVM of 3270kg and a max towing capacity of up to 3500kg (that’s about nine tenths as heavy as a hippopotamus). Again, that’s literally just a single cab too! A super cab allows for this and two extra powers, and then a double cab gives you a more premium choice, allowing for maximum comfort as well as considerable loading space.

 

What makes our Rangers so brilliant?

We have a few different models available right now. The Ford Ranger EcoBlue Wildtrak has an engine size of 1997 cc with a top speed of 112 mph. It’s black, sleek, and classy design makes it a simple yet truly eye-catching vehicle. Our Ford Ranger Wildtrak Double Cab Manual is another stunner. It’s orange paint job makes it stand out from the crowd. It has an engine size of 3196 cc with a top speed of 109 mph. Our Ranger conversions allow even more customisation on top of these awesome foundations as well, so you can really make the Ranger yours, both inside and out.

 

Is a Ford Ranger for you?

If you’re adventurous and love to live life on the wild side the Ford Ranger would be the vehicle we’d recommend to you. If you’re interested, get in touch! We’d be happy to answer any questions you have on these awesome vehicles.

 

 

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