Features upgrade for Ford's Ranger

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IOL mot mar13 Ranger . Ford Ranger XLS models gain some user-friendly interior features.

Pretoria - While the locally-built Ford Ranger soldiers on as a strong contender in the bakkie market, Ford has sweetened the deal for 2014 by adding additional features on selected derivatives.

Nothing changes on the styling front, with the exception of Oyster Silver replacing Thunder as an exterior paint option.

On the inside, mid-range XLS models gain standard cruise control, Bluetooth with voice control and audio controls on the steering wheel.

On the safety front, ESP stability control - previously only available on range-topping Rangers - is now fitted as standard on the 2.2 XLS 4x4 double cab and two single cab versions: 2.2 XLS 4x4 and 3.2 XLS 4x4.

Furthermore, the central lap belt in the back of lower-spec double cab models has been replaced by a three-point seat belt, a change made possible by the fitting of a solid rear window in all Ranger models (in place of the sliding window).

There has been a minor spec deletion though in that all double cab models lose their under seat stowage bin lids, although the feature is still available as an accessory.

PRICES

Single Chassis Cab

2.5 petrol (122kW) Base - R176 100

2.2 diesel (88kW) Base - R186 100

Single Cab

2.5 petrol (122kW) Base - R184 000

2.5 petrol (122kW) XL - R217 200

2.5 petrol (122kW) XL Hi-Rider - R230 500

2.2 diesel (88kW) Base - R194 600

2.2 diesel (88kW) XL - R227 700

2.2 diesel (88kW) XL Hi-Rider - R241 000

2.2 diesel (88kW) XL 4x4 - R290 200

2.2 diesel (110kW) XLS Hi-Rider - R288 200

2.2 diesel (110kW) XLS 4x4 - R338 400

3.2 diesel (147kW) XLS Hi-Rider - R329 500

3.2 diesel (147kW) XLS 4x4 - R378 400

Super Cab

2.5 petrol (122kW) XL Hi-Rider - R253 400

2.2 diesel (110kW) XL Hi-Rider - R292 900

3.2 diesel (147kW) XLS Hi-Rider - R364 000

3.2 diesel (147kW) XLS 4x4 - R411 700

3.2 diesel (147kW) XLS 4x4 - R422 700

Double Cab

2.5 petrol (122kW) XL Hi-Rider - R289 900

2.2 diesel (110kW) XL - R307 100

2.2 diesel (110kW) XLS - R377 900

2.2 diesel (110kW) XLS 4x4 - R429 900

3.2 diesel (147kW) XLT Hi-Rider - R430 400

3.2 diesel (147kW) XLT Hi-Rider AT - R442 700

3.2 diesel (147kW) XLT 4x4 - R486 600

3.2 diesel (147kW) XLT 4x4 AT - R497 200

3.2 diesel (147kW) Wildtrak 4x2 - R459 500

3.2 diesel (147kW) Wildtrak 4x2 - R471 300

3.2 diesel (147kW) Wildtrak 4x4 AT - R522 700



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