It starts with a horizontal three-bar grille embossed with Ranger lettering, functional twin black vertical nostrils, a new hood and power dome design and the large headlamps that wrap around each front corner. The rear styling has also been revised with a new tail lamp design and newly styled rear step bumper. The new tail lamps feature clear outer lenses and red sub lenses. br>”The 2009 Ranger exudes Tough Style,” says Ben Pillay, Ford marketing manager. “We recognise Ranger’s reputation for toughness and durability, and we built on those qualities with modern design features to accentuate its sportiness and confidence.”
The interior ambiance has also been updated. The instrument panel now features red illumination in its three large, individual gauges, each set within its own binnacle, ensuring excellent visibility day and night and also giving the Ranger’s interior a dynamic feel.
All XLT models now feature a new cloth design interior that is durable and hard wearing, yet stylish and visually appealing.
An auxiliary jack has also been added to XLT and XLE derivatives. The audio unit features a digital display and incorporates MP3 capability and auxiliary input connection for popular MP3 players, such as the Apple iPod.
The 2009 Ranger is available in single cab, extended cab and double cab models, and engine options are the familiar 2,2-litre petrol, 2,5-litre TD diesel and 3,0-litre TDCi diesel.
The Ford Ranger comes with a 5 year / 90 000km Service Plan and a comprehensive 4 year/120 000km warranty with service intervals of 10000kms. The prices are as follows:
Ranger 2.2i LWB R146 500
Ranger 2.5D LWB R 173 400
Ranger 2.5TD Hi-Trail XL 4×2 R 196 700
Ranger 2.5 TD 4×4 R 234 600
Ranger 2.5 TD 4×4 + Safety Pack* R 246 300
Ranger 3.0 TDCi XLT Hi-Trail 4×2 R 260 420
Ranger 2.5 TD Super Cab Hi-Trail 4×2 R 219 900
Ranger 3.0 TDCi Super Cab XLT Hi-Trail 4×2 R 281 270
Ranger 3.0 TDCi Super Cab XLT 4×4 R 325 270
Ranger 2.5TD Hi-Trail 4×2 R 237 800
Ranger 2.5TD 4×4 + Safety Pack* R 293 900
Ranger 2.5 TD XLT 4X4 R 317 470
Ranger 3.0 TDCi Hi-Trail XLE 4×2 R 329 770
Ranger 3.0 TDCi Hi-Trail XLE 4×2 Auto R 341 670
Ranger 3.0 TDCi XLE 4×4 R 373 870
Ranger 3.0 TDCi XLE 4×4 Auto R 385 970