Unveiled this week at the Bangkok Motor Show, the new Ford Ranger has a sleek new front end, chunkier overall look and massive in-cab improvements.
Loaded with safety and assistive technology the new utility truck has more the feel of an up-to-date family car than a vehicle associated with a work horse or the 4×4 adventure markets.
Ford has targeted the owners of utility trucks who use their vehicles for social domestic and pleasure purposes, we must say they have got it right, passenger comfort is excellent, even for long hauls. With many new generation pickups on the way from other manufacturers, Ford is the first to step up to the mark and without doubt have set the standard to be met.
Key on board features for driver’s convenience and assistance include;
Radar based cruise control, automatic braking and acceleration relevant to the position of traffic ahead of the vehicle.
Driver Impairment Monitor; to detect vehicle drift.
Lane Keeping Aid and Assist; with a vibrating steering wheel and automatic correction, putting you back on course.
An 8 inch screen display with vice control, trailer sway control, hill decent control, tyre pressure monitor, adaptive load control, reversing camera and sensors.
With Fords latest engines offering better fuel economy and more power the Ranger is now class leading in this segment of the market.