What is it?
The previous Ford Ranger was the first to be built under the ‘One Ford’ banner, which meant it was designed to be sold in the same form worldwide – except, that is, to the American market. That model was built in Thailand but this one will be made in South Africa.
There'll be two engines to choose from:, a 158bhp 2.2-litre diesel engine available exclusively with Limited trim and the 197bhp Wildtrak-only 3.2-litre diesel we're driving here. Both can be had with a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic gearbox.
The two trim levels bring an 8in touchscreen infotainment system with sat-nav, DAB and Ford’s Sync 2 programme, an eight-way electrically adjustable driver’s seat, heated front seats, a reversing camera, front and rear parking sensors, adaptive cruise control and hill descent control.
Limited trim has 17in alloys and Wildtrak gets 18in wheelsWildtrak, while the latter also gets more colour choices. Limited models come in three body styles: a two-seat Regular Cab, occasional four-seat Super Cab and full five-seat Double Cab. Wildtrak models come in Double Cab form only.