The Ford Ranger XL range receives a new optional Sport package to help consumers add a little bit more identity and style to their workhorse. All the new options are available on all Ranger XL Single Cab, SuperCab and Double Cab models.
Exterior and Design
To stand out from the standard Ford Ranger, the Ranger XL Sport Pack models are fitted with an eye-catching gloss black grille replacing the standard plain black grille. Keeping the same exclusive theme to the wheel and tire choice, the Sport Pack is fitted with 17-inch Panther gloss black cast alloy rims with larger diameter 265/65 R17 tires to replace the standard 16-inch alloy wheels.
To even look sportier, the sport pack receives a tubular sports roll bar in the rear loading compartment as well as a black rear bumper and optional dealer-fitted black side steps that can also be included in the options list.
Interior and Tech
The Ranger XL Receives a new optional touchscreen infotainment system in place of the entry-level SYNC®1 unit with a four-inch LCD display featuring a large eight-inch full color touchscreen display compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
It also supports phone calls from a Bluetooth-connected device, text-to-speech for messages, and WiFi hotspot compatibility. Two USB slots provide additional multimedia connection options.
The Ranger XL is powered by Ford’s proven, economical 2.2-litre four-cylinder Duratorq TDCi engine which produces 118kW of power, along with 385Nm of torque from 1 500 to 2 500 r/min.
The Single Cab and SuperCab models are available in two and four-wheel drive specification mated to a six-speed manual transmission, or a six-speed automatic in the 4×2 derivative. The Ranger XL Double Cab can be specified in 4×2 or 4×4 versions, with both available in manual and automatic.
The Ranger XL is equipped with a number of safety features which includes:
- ABS brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution (EBD)
- Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) with Traction Control
- Hill Launch Assist (HLA)
- Roll-over Mitigation
- Adaptive Load Control and Trailer Sway Control.
The four-wheel drive models gain Hill Descent Control (HDC), with a rear diff-lock fitted as standard on all 4×2 and 4×4 derivatives. All Ranger XL models are fitted with a tow bar as standard equipment.
Dual front airbags are fitted across the board, with ISOFIX child seat mounting points provided on the Double Cab models. Remote-controlled central locking is standard, along with an immobiliser and a Thatcham-specification alarm system with volumetric cabin sensors for added security.
The XL Sport Pack adds R16,500 to the base price of the Ranger XL series, while the optional eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system and dealer-fitted side steps are available for R6,080 and R5,050, respectively. All prices include VAT
All new Ford Rangers come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a four-year/120 000km comprehensive warranty, three-year/unlimited distance roadside assistance and five-year/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A six-year/90 000km service plan is included which covers six services. The recommended service interval is 15 000km or annually, whichever occurs first.