ford ranger stormtrack edition launched in sa

© Provided by Independent Online (IOL)

JOHANNESBURG - Ford is preparing its local factory in Silverton for the launch of an all-new Ranger in 2022, but the carmaker isn’t finished with the current generation just yet. Meet the Ford Ranger Stormtrack, which is being launched in South Africa this week.

The Stormtrack is based on the Wildtrack model, and it slots between that and the Raptor. Priced at R790 300 in 4x2 guise and R846 500 as a 4x4, the Ford Ranger Stormtrack models command a R40 000 premium over the equivalent Wildtrack derivatives, but the newcomer still costs R73 800 less than the Raptor.

There is quite a lot of kit to justify the Stormtrack’s price premium over the Wildtrack, including a unique exterior design package and a Power Roller Shutter with an adjustable bed divider. The drop-in bedliner also incorporates a 12-volt socket that can be used for powering accessories such as a camping fridge.

ford ranger stormtrack edition launched in sa

© Provided by Independent Online (IOL) 2021 Ford Ranger Stormtrak

Only one engine is offered and it’s none other than Ford’s 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel unit that’s also fitted to the Wildtrak and Raptor. Paired with a 10-speed automatic gearbox, the engine produces 157kW and 500Nm.

The Ford Ranger Stormtrack is available in four colours, namely Blue Lightning, Sea Grey, Frozen White and the exclusive new Lucid Red that you see in the pictures.

The exterior styling package includes a black mesh grille with red inserts, black decals on the bonnet and doors, three-dimensional Stormtrack logos, black roof rails and gloss black 18-inch alloy wheels.

ford ranger stormtrack edition launched in sa

© Provided by Independent Online (IOL)

The cabin is set apart by leather seats with red contrast stitching, which you’ll also find throughout the cabin, including on the dashboard and steering wheel. The Stormtrack also comes with illuminated front scuff plates.

Standard features include a Sync3 infotainment system with satnav, Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Collision Alert, Autonomous Emergency Braking, Lane Keeping Alert, Semi-Automatic Parallel Park Assist and the FordPass remote access system.

ford ranger stormtrack edition launched in sa

© Provided by Independent Online (IOL)

“When it was launched in 2020, the Ranger Thunder added distinctive styling and enhanced functionality to the already trendy and popular Ranger Wildtrak on which it was based,” said Ford SA marketing head Doreen Mashinini. “The Thunder proved itself a tremendous success surpassing all expectations with a sales tally of well over 2000 units during its 12-month production run,” she says.

“The new Ranger Stormtrak builds on this strong foundation by introducing even more striking visual enhancements and convenience features to Ford’s generously specified bakkie,” Mashinini added.

In terms of aftersales, the Ford Ranger Stormtrack is sold with a six-year/90 000km service plan as well as a four-year/120 000km warranty.

IOL Motoring

Latest breaking 24h news around the world Latest breaking 24h news around the world - Page 2 Latest breaking 24h news around the world - Page 3


LATEST NEWS

NEWS RELATED

Wildfire victims left with nothing get hope from donated RVs

QUINCY, Calif. — Clutching a bag full of duct tape and snacks, Woody Faircloth climbs aboard a motorhome complete with carpet and drapes. At his side, his 9-year-old daughter, Luna, quizzes a family who has just donated the recreational vehicle, appropriately called Residency. In the distance, above hills dotted with…

Read more: Wildfire victims left with nothing get hope from donated RVs

Tesla's battery-manufacturing 'Megafactory' breaks ground in California

Tesla broke ground on its “Megafactory,” a new production facility in California, so christened because it will produce the company’s large-scale battery system Megapack. News of the previously unannounced factory was confirmed by the Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal in a Facebook post that was deleted and re-posted. “We are proud…

Read more: Tesla's battery-manufacturing 'Megafactory' breaks ground in California

MG Hector Super variant discontinued; select diesel variants get expensive

© Jay Shah MG Hector Super variant discontinued; select diesel variants get expensive – Hector now available in only four trims  – Select diesel trims get dearer by up to Rs 55,000 MG Motor India has rejigged the variant lineup of the Hector SUV. As per the revised brochure of…

Read more: MG Hector Super variant discontinued; select diesel variants get expensive

2021 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT launched - All you need to know

© Gajanan Kashikar 2021 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT launched – All you need to know Nearly one and a half centuries ago, in Germany, the first-ever gasoline powered automobile was born and that was the beginning of a novel revolution in the form of combustion engines. After…

Read more: 2021 Audi e-tron GT and RS e-tron GT launched - All you need to know

Ford's Mustang Mach-E Becomes First EV to Pass the Michigan State Police Test

© Ford Ford submitted the Mustang Mach-E EV to the Michigan State Police for evaluation as a police vehicle. The Ford Mustang Mach-E has passed the Michigan State Police test to see if it is eligible to be rolled into the fleet.The Michigan State Police put Ford’s Mustang Mach-E through…

Read more: Ford's Mustang Mach-E Becomes First EV to Pass the Michigan State Police Test

Musk says new semiconductor plants will end global auto chip shortage next year

TURIN — Tesla CEO Elon Musk said on Friday that thanks to new semiconductor plants that are planned or under construction, the global chip shortage that has pummelled the car industry this year should be short term in nature. Asked how long he thought the global chip shortage would affect…

Read more: Musk says new semiconductor plants will end global auto chip shortage next year

Saudi Arabian GP unveils world's biggest F1 'car' made from Lego bricks - in pictures

© Provided by The National Saudi Arabian GP organisers unveiled the world’s largest F1 car made out of Lego bricks. Courtesy Saudi Arabian Grand Prix Organisers of the Saudi Arabian Grand Prix added another feather to their cap by completing the world’s largest Lego brick-build of a Formula One car.…

Read more: Saudi Arabian GP unveils world's biggest F1 'car' made from Lego bricks - in pictures

Ford Mustang Mach-E Passes Michigan State Police Tests

1/8 SLIDES © insideEvs.com Copyright Ford Mustang Mach-E Police Pilot 2/8 SLIDES © insideEvs.com Copyright Ford Mustang Mach-E Police Pilot 3/8 SLIDES © insideEvs.com Copyright Ford Mustang Mach-E Police Pilot 4/8 SLIDES © insideEvs.com Copyright Ford Mustang Mach-E Police Pilot Slideshow continues on the next slide 5/8 SLIDES © insideEvs.com Copyright Ford Mustang Mach-E Police…

Read more: Ford Mustang Mach-E Passes Michigan State Police Tests

Ford Choosing Euro Transmission Plant To Build EV Powertrains

'Chocobo GP,' a 'Final Fantasy' racing game, announced for Nintendo Switch | Gaming roundup

The story of the brilliant BMW M3

EVs In 60ish Seconds: Check Out This Week's Top Electric Car News

Le Mans winner and Targa Florio hero Nino Vaccarella dies aged 88

Driving Rivian R1T Off Road: Ram TRX & F-150 Raptor Are No Match

Feds Taking a Harder Stance on Chip Shortage, May Suspect Hoarding

Mercedes-Benz custom orders could take more than a year due to chip shortage

OTHER NEWS