Next-Gen Ranger to Debut at the Boat Show

The Next-Generation Ford Ranger is making its New Zealand debut at the Hutchwilco Boat Show, 12 – 15 May.

Ford New Zealand has brought in three early production, display units for show attendees to see for the first time, including the Next-Generation Ranger Wildtrak, Sport and XLT options.

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The Wildtrak and XLT variants will be on display at the Ford Stand EX26 while the Ranger Sport will be featured  with the team from NZ Fishing News Media in Hall #1, stand 177.

More than 3,000 orders already placed for Next-Generation Rangers, first customer vehicle arrivals expected from late June. Ford have introduced new towing technology in the new , making towing easier and more convenient

Tow/Haul mode is a brand-new drive mode on Ranger and is designed for those towing or carrying a heavy load in their truck. Selecting Tow/Haul mode optimises the gear shift timing to maintain power when you’re climbing up a hill or deliver the right amount of engine braking when you’re travelling down a hill. Next-gen Ranger continues with a maximum braked towing capacity of 3,500 kg with a 350 kg tow ball download limit.

Continuing the towing theme, next-gen Ranger now features an integrated electric trailer brake controller, trailer connection checklist and trailer light check to simplify the process of hooking up your trailer.

For added peace of mind, Ranger’s BLIS® driver assistance technology will allow  drivers to programme the size of their trailer for added coverage of their blind spots.

In addition to the selectable drive modes, next-gen Ranger boasts a dedicated off-road screen on the SYNC infotainment system. At the press of a button, owners can access the off-road SYNC screen, which shows driveline and diff lock settings, steering angle, vehicle pitch and roll angles, as well as a front camera view with predictive overlay guidelines.

The team from the Ford head office along with representatives from Ford dealerships will be on the stand to provide more information, answer any questions and of course to just catch up and talk boating or fishing.

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