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Ford Ranger is a beast of a car

Its aesthetically bold new design complements its tough personality, while at the same time not compromising on comfort and practicality.
Its aesthetically bold new design complements its tough personality, while at the same time not compromising on comfort and practicality. Tamara Mackenzie

IT'S bigger, beastier and has a whole lot of grunt - meet the new Ford Ranger.

Fresh off the back of the truck, this workhorse will have heads turning on and off site.

Trust this from first-hand experience!

The Ford Ranger 4X4 XLT Crew Cab Pick-Up has got what it takes to tackle the big weekend with as much gusto as a hard day's work.

With sedan-like seating for five adults and a one tonne payload, you can go from carrying the boys and bricks, to carrying the family and bikes with ease.

The 4x4 Crew Cab Pick Up features a 3.2L turbo diesel engine and all the 4WD capabilities you'd expect from a vehicle that's built Ford tough.

The XLT model features front fog lamps, chrome exterior mirrors and door handles, a bedliner, sports bar and side steps as standard.

The Ranger has built a long and well-earned reputation for being an ideal four-wheel drive with versatility.

Its aesthetically bold new design complement's its tough personality, while at the same time not compromising on comfort and practicality.

With payloads of up to 1383kg, a huge 3350 towing capacity on 3.2L and five-cylinder manual, the pick-up will be able to move just about anything.

While boasting an abundance of pulling power, the Ranger's turbo diesel engines are also smart.

The high-pressure common rail diesel platform gives you excellent fuel economy, and direct injection technology means loads of torque and powerful acceleration throughout the rev range, under all manner of load and towing conditions.

For such a big beast, Ford has cleverly incorporated sufficient power to excite as well as excel on the road.

The drive itself is very smooth, quiet and uninterrupted (nothing including the turned heads of local tradies overlooking your rig.

The Ford Ranger 4X4 XLT Crew Cab Pick-Up incorporates all of Ford's innovation and technology to provide a host of car-like features and useful functionality.

Slide behind the wheel and you quickly realise that when you travel in the Ranger everybody gets to ride in genuine comfort. While the Ranger is tough on the outside, the inside is another story.

The spacious cabin looks and feels just like a family sedan with bucketloads of foot room so you can really stretch out.

What's more, power windows, power side mirrors, central locking, engine immobiliser and remote keyless entry are all standard.

Add to this an entertainment system featuring a powerful stereo with MP3 compatible CD player across the range and you have a complete package that's tough to beat.

When it comes to safety, the Ford Ranger 4X4 XLT Crew Cab Pick-Up has got you covered with a range of safety features including rear parking sensors, driver and front passenger airbags, front seat and side airbags, side curtain airbags, dynamic stability control incorporating ABS, hill launch assist, trailer sway control and load adaptive control.

Built for the real world, of both work and play, the new Ford Ranger is tough competition in the world of work horses.

Come and take the Ford Ranger for a test drive today, exclusive to Tropical Auto Group.

Topics:  drive ford motor vehicle


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