Practicality comes standard in the new Ford Ranger, whether it is used for work or play

Whether the next-generation Ford Ranger is used for work or play, Ford understands that their customers require a bakkie that is functional, convenient and durable. The next-generation Ranger goes all out with a wider cargo box packed with features and opportunities to transform this cargo space into a cargo management maker space.

The Ford ranger will offer a variety of organisation and storage solutions to secure cargo and allow for the easy fitting of accessories. There are tie downs mounted in the bed, sliding cleats that can be adjusted to nine positions as well as external tie-down rails for securing bulky loads. The new rear load box access step was designed and implemented after more than 5000 interviews with bakkie owners, which helped designers understand how they use their vehicles and what they want to see in the new model.

Adventurous users can utilise the six structural attachment points to fit accessories such as canopies, cross bars or a tent.

A load box full of innovation

Fords designers studied how customers use their cargo box and developed numerous innovative ways to help them use this space more effectively. At 1 233 litres, the cargo box is one of the biggest on the market and with it now being 50mm wider, it can accommodate a standard European pallet between the wheel arches.

A rear load box access step makes climbing into the cargo box much easier while load box lighting means work or play doesn't have to stop when the sun goes down. Zone lighting allows for control of the headlights, puddle lamps, number plate lamps and box lighting via the infotainment system or FordPass app to illuminate a 360-degree area around the vehicle.

The easy-lift tailgate can be raised or lowered with one hand and doubles as a mobile workbench, clamp pockets help secure material and models with the drop in bed liner even feature a built in ruler. A power socket in the load box will allow customers to power a range of portable electronics and appliances directly from the Ranger.

The available power roller shutter allows customers to open and close the box cover using the key fob, inside the cargo box or on the instrument panel.

Inside story

Inside the cab there is more storage space too, from under seat storage to retractable cup holders and a variety of cubby holes stashed around the cabin. There is space under the bonnet for a second battery and the vehicle has been pre-wired with auxiliary switches, making it easier to install accessories such as driving lights and winches.

A new centre console design with dedicated storage compartments mean that owners can keep their Ranger more organised than ever before. A redesign of the under-seat storage has created more room in the bins underneath the rear seats while the rear seat backs now fold perfectly flat.


The all-new Ford Ranger will be built at Ford’s plant in Silverton, Pretoria, and is due to go on sale later this year.

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