2019 Ford Ranger Sport joins line-up this month
Ford has added the Ranger Sport to the local line-up this month sitting between the XLS and XLT variants – 600 available.
The 2019 Ford Ranger Sport has gone on-sale this month and sits between the XLS and XLT variants. According to Ford, “The Ranger Sport brings a sports-oriented colour range that sets off its go-anywhere spirit of adventure. In its hero True Red paintwork, Ranger Sport shows off its contrasting black front grille, mirror caps, door handles and black alloy wheels, which at 17-inches are an inch larger than those on Ranger XLS. Sport also sees sidesteps, a matte black sports bar and bedliner as standard, adding to its practicality while bolstering its distinctive looks”.
Dual-zone climate control is standard on Ranger Sport, so is keyless entry and push-button start, DAB+ Radio and a dual 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster – all part of the Sport’s standard SYNC 3 package which includes an 8.0-inch full-colour touchscreen, voice-activated sat-nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone connectivity.
Ranger Sport’s additions above Ranger XLS include:
- Smart Keyless Entry with Push-button Start
- SYNC 3 with 8.0-inch colour touchscreen
- DAB+ digital radio
- Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone compatibility
- Voice-activated built-in sat-nav
- Dual-zone climate control
- Dual 4.2-inch digital instrument cluster
The Ranger XLS Sport 4×4 is offered exclusively with Ranger’s proven 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel making 147kW/470Nm, with a choice of six-speed manual or six-speed automatic. This brings a 3500kg towing capability and 800mm water wading.
Like other top-spec Ranger variants, Ranger Sport gets Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Departure Warning and Driver Alert, Lane Keeping Aid (LKA), Traffic Sign Recognition and Automatic high-beam headlights.
In addition to a five-year, unlimited kilometre warranty, Ford offers customers servicing within its network the Ford Service Benefits which sees A and B log-book services for the first four years/60,000km set at a maximum of $299 per service for Ranger Sport owners. Service intervals are set at 15,000km or 12 months.