(Last Updated on December 9, 2022 by ZIMDAILY EDITOR)
The highly-anticipated new-generation Ford Ranger is launching in South Africa this week, featuring a muscular new look and advanced technologies that aim to make it the benchmark in its class.
And, roll the drums, Ford has finally revealed pricing for the Double Cab models, which now form part of a simplified range of 13 derivatives, down from the previous generation’s 24 models. The Single Cab and Super Cab variants will follow in early 2023, Ford says.
Pricing starts at R486 000 for the Base Double Cab, while the XL kicks off at R529 900 and the XLT is priced from R592 700. But if you want the range-topping Wildtrak V6, be prepared to fork out R953 500.
Ford Ranger Double Cab Pricing (December 2022)
2.0L SiT BASE 4×2 6MT – R486 000
2.0L SiT BASE 4×4 6MT – R528 600
2.0L SiT XL 4×2 6MT – R529 900
2.0L SiT XL 4×2 6AT – R544 400
2.0L SiT XL 4×4 6MT – R607 300
2.0L SiT XL 4×4 6AT – R621 900
2.0L SiT XLT 4×2 6AT – R592 700
2.0L SiT XLT 4×4 6AT – R669 800
2.0L BiT XLT 4×2 10AT – R702 300
2.0L BiT XLT 4×4 10AT – R782 100
2.0L BiT WILDTRAK 4×2 10AT – R778 300
2.0L BiT WILDTRAK 4×4 10AT – R867 700
3.0L V6 WILDTRAK 4WD 10AT – R953 500
The redesigned Ford Ranger boasts an upgraded chassis and a somewhat modernised cabin, complete with Ford’s latest SYNC 4A infotainment system, available with 10.1-inch or 12.0-inch touchscreens, while Wildtrak models also get a 360-degree camera and advanced driver assist features, which we’ll get to later.
Double Cab buyers get three engine choices, starting with a 2.0-litre single-turbo diesel variant that produces 125kW and 405Nm, and which can be paired with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic gearbox. This engine is available with the Base, XL and XLT models.
The XLT and Wildtrak are available with Ford’s 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel, paired with a 10-speed autobox, and credited with 154kW and 500Nm.
But the engine we’re all looking forward to is the new locally-built 3.0-litre V6 turbodiesel, which is good for 184kW and 600Nm. And whereas the 2.0-litre models are offered with a traditional shift-on-the-fly 4×4 system, the V6 comes with a new full-time 4WD set-up with an Electromagnetic Transfer Case.