Koln. March 2015 – ford revises the ranger after four years and presents it in bankok. The updated version now offers more comfort and safety, with hardly any changes in appearance. The presentation in thailand is no coincidence, because here – in the center of its main markets – ford also has the comparatively compact, land-going flatbed truck manufactured.
With 180 markets worldwide, i.E. Sales in almost all countries, there is hardly a ford that is offered internationally in a similar way. In europe, however, it leads a shadowy existence – a fate that it shares with its competitors. For the usa or south america, the ranger is too small and is virtually overrun by the all-too-powerful ford f-150 and the even coarser f-series flatbed trucks. But especially in asia it is a rough number. Even though not even 4600 ranger were sold in germany last year, this was enough for a market share of over 30 percent and first place in the sales statistics.
Two engines, three performance levels
Visually, apart from the new front, not much has changed. The interior, however, is designed to offer even greater comfort with a new dashboard that now features an eight-inch touchscreen for multimedia and navigation operation. The engine lineup continues to include a 3.2-liter, 147-kw five-cylinder diesel engine. Delivering 160 hp. A six-speed manual transmission is standard for both engines, and a six-speed automatic transmission is available for the two more powerful engines. With the help of a stop-start system, among other things, theoretical fuel consumption has been reduced by up to 15 percent.