Six-cog auto for more Ford Rangers

  • Advanced six-speed auto on Ranger 2.2 TDCi for first time
  • Available July in all three body styles and specs
  • Ranger ‘even more competitive choice’
2016 Ford Ranger
2016 Ford Ranger

The latest Ford Ranger, top-selling bakkie in South Africa seven times in 13 months, will expand its model range in July led by a sophisticated six-speed auto in 2.2-litre Duratorq TDCi models.

Tracey Delate, general manager for Ford Southern Africa, told The Corner in a media release: “The success of the auto transmission option on the Ranger is unprecedented – almost 70% of buyers have chosenĀ auto over manual in the 3.2-litre models.

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“The latest refinements, increased performance and better fuel-efficiency of the Rangers, particularly the updated 2.2 118kW/385Nm Duratorq TDCi, has drawn more customers to the auto.

“So, we’re delighted to announce that a 2.2-litre auto will be available from July to give the Ranger even more appeal as one of the first auto bakkies among smaller-capacity intermediate models.”

Nine 2.2 TDCi auto variants will be available, taking the revised Ranger line-up to 36 across three body styles – single cab, four-door Super Cab and the double-cab which has dominated its segment since 2014.

Take a look at the Ford SA website for the New Ranger model list and prices.

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