Base Ford Ranger gains auto box

BY CHARL BOSCH - JULY 1, 2016

In a segment first, Ford has added a six-speed automatic gearbox to the 2.2 TDCi version of its Ranger single, super and double cab models.

Supplementing the standard six-speed manual, the addition of the self-shifter comes in response to box’s ongoing popularity on the flagship 3.2 TDCi, and sees the Ranger line-up grow by nine models to 36.

Available only with the high-powered version of the 2.2-litre oil burner, which continues to produces 118 kW and 385 N.m of torque, the box’s introduction also makes the Ranger the first bakkie to offer an auto option on workhorse single cab models, with either rear-or-four-wheel drive.

As with the manual, a four year / 120 000 km warranty and five year / 100 000 km service plan is standard on all models.

 

PRICING

SINGLE CAB

2.2 TDCi XL R311 900
2.2 TDCi XLS 4x4 R426 900

 

SUPER CAB

2.2 TDCi XL R357 900
2.2 TDCi XLS R411 900
2.2 TDCi XLS 4x4 R472 900

 

DOUBLE CAB

2.2 TDCi XL R384 900
2.2 TDCi XL 4x4 R426 900
2.2 TDCi XLS 4x4 R517 900
2.2 TDCi XLT R482 900