Auckland, June 4, 2019– The latest 2019.75 model year Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor now bring Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection as standard across the range, to offer its most comprehensive Driver Assist TechnologyFord Ranger and Ranger Raptor-i suite to date.
After introducing AEB as standard on the popular Ranger Wildtrak in late 2018, the technology has been added range-wide as part of a feature update for Ranger models.
“Ranger has established a tradition of providing class-leading technology, which includes being the first pick-up to achieve a five-star ANCAP safety rating, and in 2018 we added more powertrain choices and significant Driver Assist Technology coupled with a five-year or 150,000 kilometre warranty,” said Ford New Zealand Managing Director, Simon Rutherford. “Now, AEB with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping Aid, Traffic Sign Recognition and Automatic High Beam is standard on every Ranger, from the entry-level Ranger XL cab-chassis all the way through to the Ford Performance Ranger Raptor.”
The new technology suite comes with a host of smart updates for Ranger and Ranger Raptor, which sees a high level of equipment that spans the complete line-up, including cab-chassis models, building on the Ranger’s five-star ANCAP rating.
Building on the significant changes introduced to Ranger in late 2018, which included an advanced Bi-Turbo, 10-speed powertrain option for Wildtrak and new features such as Semi-Auto Active Park AssistFord Ranger and Ranger Raptor-i, HID headlamps, Smart Keyless Entry and Tailgate with Lift Assistance, the Ranger line-up has never before offered such a comprehensive array of technology, driver assist and convenience features.
Ranger’s highly-competitive capabilities remain unchanged, including a maximum 1476kgFord Ranger and Ranger Raptor-ii payload, 3500kg towing capabilityFord Ranger and Ranger Raptor-iii and class-leading 800mmFord Ranger and Ranger Raptor-iv water wading.
Ranger and Ranger Raptor: The Standard in Driver Assist Technology
The Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor’s standard Driver Assist TechnologyFord Ranger and Ranger Raptor-i suite is the most comprehensive yet offered.
Every model in the 2019.75MY Ranger line-up now comes with the following technology as standard equipment with no change in pricing:
Further improving the entry-level Ranger XL model is an acoustic windscreen. Previously exclusive to the Ranger XLT, Wildtrak and Ford Performance Ranger Raptor, the acoustic windscreen adds a layer of sound dampening material within the windscreen material, which reduces noise intrusion for greater levels of comfort and refinement.
Ranger smart options: More practical, greater affordability
The 2019.75MY Ranger line-up also benefits from refined options and accessories choices for customers. The new Genuine Ford Accessory Rear-view Camera Kit can be fully integrated into the SYNC system on cab chassis models, and features a rugged, heavy-duty housing and includes brackets and wiring to ensure easy fitment to a wide variety of tray types.
Ford Performance Ranger Raptor
The 2019.75MY Ford Performance Ranger Raptor now has Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian DetectionFord Ranger and Ranger Raptor-i as standard, in addition to Driver Assist Technology that already is included in this ground-breaking model.
The Ranger Raptor now has power adjustable front seating as standard, with eight-way power adjustment on both the driver and front-passenger seats. Ford specifically designed the Ranger Raptor’s unique front seats, with additional bolstering and design to match its Ford Performance steering wheel and unique gauge cluster.
The updated 2019.75MY Ford Ranger and Ranger Raptor have gone on sale in New Zealand Ford dealerships from July 2019.
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