2012 New Model Ford Ranger 4×4 pick-up truck and 2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrax
The new 2012 Ford Ranger is a thing of beauty It has been designed and developed in Australia as a part of its One Ford Strategy which is reminscent of Toyota Hi Lux IMV strategy.
First thing you will notice is how big the new 2012 Ford Ranger is, it is almost as big as the legendary lower range Ford F-150. Though the new Ford Ranger is about six inches narrower than the F-150, it’s within just two or three inches in length of the F-150. It is not clumsy big but bold and handsome big. Prior to the release of 2012 Ranger, Nissan Navara was the biggest pick-up truck at 5,230X1,850 mm but at 5,359X1,850mm Ranger Double Cab is now the biggest pick-up truck around. This results in not only more knee clearance and leg room for the rear passenger but also easier access through the larger rear door.
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The new model 2012 Ranger pick-up truck is powered by a frugal 2.2-liter four-cylinder DuraTorq TDCi turbo-diesel engine offering 150 HP and 375 Nm of torque, and a 3.2-liter in-line five-cylinder DuraTorq TDCi turbo-diesel, making 200 hp and an impressive 470 Nm of torque—as much as some V-8s. Those engines come mated to six-speed manual or automatic transmissions; a version of tfive-speed manual transmission are also offered. Even though 2500 cc engine has been down downized to 2200 cc the output of new engine is better than 2011 Ranger and all other pick-up truck with the exception of Nissan Navara. The advantage of lower cc is lower fuel consumption. A 4×2 2200 cc will only consume 7.6 Liters per 100 kms.
The all-new 2012 Ford Ranger has been ruthlessly tested: in some of the most hostile environments, under extreme temperatures, and across the harshest terrain on earth. Which is why it’s ready to handle virtually any Challenge or task you set it. The latest model is also more powerful than ever before. This extra power is delivered by a new line-up of advanced Duratorq diesel engines, which can help you transport a payload of up to 1,340 kg and tow up to 3,350 kg.
The new 2012 Ford Ranger is the first in class to offer a six-speed automatic transmission and six speed manual transmission. The gearbox has Sequential Shift Control manual override, Grade Logic Control and Driver Recognition, the latter adapts to the driver’s style. The manual is not only 6 speed but also includes an upshift indicator to encourage efficient driving.
Globally, the truck will come in 4X2 and 4×4 drivetrains and two ride heights, with the 4X2 Hi-Rider sharing the same frame as the 4×4 model. Shift on the fly is available for 4×4 models.
Engineers have optimised every millimetre of Ranger’s dimensions to give customers maximum interior space without compromising the volume of the cargo box. With Ranger increasingly being a work-and-family vehicle, the engineers have paid special attention to the rear seats in the truck, with the second row in the Super Cab more spacious than key competitors.
The B-pillar in the Double Cab has been moved forward, delivering best-in-class rear leg room and knee clearance. Three adults can easily fit in the second row of the Double Cab while two six-footers can comfortably sit one behind the other.
A new feature is the locking rear differential that’s activated by a dashboard button. This would be valuable off road when one rear wheel is in mud or not touching the ground. 4×4 and Hi-Rider models have 241 mm ground clearance and class top 800 mm of wade height, good for floods. By the way, the steering is now rack and pinion.
Some of its selling features are best in class towing capacity (up to 3,350 kg, payload up to 1,500 kg), Bluetooth with Voice Control, rear view camera, side and curtain airbags, 23 storage spaces in the cabin (including a vented 8.5L centre bin), separate driver passenger climate control, cruise control, trailer sway control, Hill Launch Assist and Hill Descent Control. Electronic Stability Control (ESP) along with traction control on all 4 wheels is now a standard. High-end models will include Rearview Camera and rear parking assist.
While the exterior of this truck bears a strong likeness to the 2011 F-150, the interior carries some design cues that are part of Ford’s new global look (with a central controller and high-mounted screen), as well as some detailing borrowed from the F-150 as well as Bosch and DeWalt power tools and G-Shock watches, according to the automaker. The new truck comes with the all the updated connectivity features including an iPod connector and Bluetooth, as well as steering-wheel controls.
Thanks to its range of advanced Duratorq diesel engines and 6 speed transmissions, innovative technologies, safety and security features and cost of ownership improvements, the all-new Ranger is a pick-up that’s fit for purpose.