Ford Ranger Exterior, Interior and Drivability
Ford Ranger Bold and Tough Exterior
Tougher and more muscular, Ford Ranger carries a distinctive ruggedness that runs from the grille up into the power dome of the hood, through the body, and down into the rear. The raised beltline contributes to its bold and commanding profile yet retains a modern and sleek look.
The characteristic 3-bar front grille is wider allowing for improved air-flow and superior cooling for heavy duty hauling and towing. The split front fascia houses new rectangular headlamps designed for off-road application. Its clear-lens reflectors feature jewel-like details to provide superior light distribution.
Large pronounced wheel-arches further enhance the muscular presence of the truck. The new Ranger is fitted with 16-inch alloy wheels and all-terrain tyres.
The All New Ford Ranger’s rugged exterior speaks for itself – as an authentic ‘Tough Truck’ that delivers on command each time. The Ford Blue Oval prominent at the front and rear are proud badges of honor and distinction – hallmarks of its Built Ford Tough American Truck heritage.
Modern and Refined Interiors
While Ford Ranger exterior speaks of “Tough Truck”, the interior offers a welcome delight with a space that provides a comfortable and luxurious experience to the driver and passengers through its sedan-like modern and refined interiors, and superb suspension.
Ford Ranger features a refreshing interior color of camel, in addition to the more conventional grey interior. The “power-theme” of the exterior is carried forward to the interiors through bright chrome details. The modern and sporty three-cluster instrument panel is complemented by the bright chrome center stack housing the integrated high fidelity CD player, AM/FM radio with MP3 capability.
The seats have been ergonomically designed with front-seat cushions, side bolsters and bigger headrests to offer better support and comfort for long-distance traveling. The rear seats have improved seat-back angles and feature a central armrest.
There are plenty of uniquely designed storage areas for convenience and functionality. Ranger offers five cup holders and two one-liter bottle holders in the front door trim panels. The large center console consists of upper storage for smaller items and larger lower bin for CDs and larger items. The cavernous 8.1L glove-box adds to more stowage room.
In an industry first, a working tray table pulls out neatly from the instrument panel, suitable for placing lunch or completing paperwork.
Ranger’s Excellent Drivability
Ford Ranger has been engineered to work the way you work, the way you expect your truck to work. Every mechanical aspect of the truck has been engineered and fine-tuned to deliver superior driving and handling.
The Ranger’s new ladder frame chassis adds increased rigidity and a tougher and more durable suspension contributes to improved ride capability. Steering has been optimized for easy handling at low speed and firmer steering at higher speeds, allowing for easier low speed parking maneuvers and minimum of understeer and oversteer at high speeds.
Acceleration is instant, smooth and predictable, while body roll is at a minimum and adhesion to the ground is high even under dynamic driving, thus giving the driver excellent road holding control and confidence.
The brake system is designed for superior braking control under real-world loaded work truck conditions. Braking is smooth, stable and controlled. With Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), the system automatically adjusts to the load carried to give confidence to the driver even under maximum payload or towing capacity. The 4-Wheel Antilock Brake System (ABS) prevents wheels from locking during sudden braking on slippery conditions.
Superb Functional Capabilities
Ford Ranger has superb functional capabilities like no other – it is a “truck done right for the job.” The pick-up box has been raised 60mm to offer an impressive cargo volume capable of carrying one tonne payload and up to three tonne towing capacity. A unique shelving system incorporated into the pick-up box’s inner lip design allows for flexible and optimal cargo management.
Ford Ranger continues to set new safety standards in the pick-up truck industry through its industry-first seat side airbag. Front driver and passenger airbags are standard. Three-point seatbelts in outboard positions come with seatbelt pre-tensioners that provide improved passenger restraint. Superior body construction designed to manage the crash forces away from vehicle occupants, side intrusion beam for side impact protection and the raised door beltline provide added safety and protection, making Ford Ranger one of the safest trucks in the market today.
As a tough work horse, the Ranger is well equipped to tackle any challenging terrain. Ranger has a generous ramp-over angle while vehicle approach and departure angles have been designed for steep climbs. Combined with extremely tractionable engines and high levels of on-demand torque, the Ranger is an authentic off-roader you can depend on to take you anywhere and to get you back safely. The Ranger’s tough 4×4 capability is well proven through the success of its predecessors in conquering the harshest conditions found in the far-flung corners of the world – the Ford Ranger is the indisputable authentic Build Ford Tough truck.