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New Ford Ranger picks up fuel stats

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Ford’s new Ranger will arrive in UK showrooms at the start of 2016 following its unveiling at the Frankfurt show in September.

Described as the most fuel-efficient version of the pick-up truck, it will be on sale at prices starting from £18,571 plus VAT.

Additions such as auto start-stop technology on manual versions of the Ranger have helped boost the mpg figures by up to 17 per cent.

Buyers will also for the first time be able to specify the Limited, a version that takes more than 40 per cent of all Ranger sales, with a 3.2-litre TDCi 197bhp six-speed auto powertrain.

Other changes include the availability of a wide range of driver assistance and connectivity technologies. Ford’s voice-activated Sync 2 connectivity system finally teaches the Ranger, complete with an eight-inch touchscreen.

Driver aids on offer include Lane Keeping Alert and Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Rear View Camera and Electronic Stability Control system with rollover mitigation and trailer sway control.

The £18,571 price tag buys the Ranger XL Super Cab. XLT models start from £21,171, Limiteds from £23,271 (the 3.2-litre auto transmission variant costing from £25,721), while the range is topped by the £26,171 Wildtrak.

Ford will be promoting the Ranger by touring with the Arenacross stadium motorcross series through October.

Andrew Charman
Andrew Charman
Andrew is the News and Road Test Editor for The Van Expert. He is a member of the Guild of Motoring Writers, and has been testing and writing about new cars and vans for more than 20 years, and attends many new model launches each year.

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