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UPDATE | Ford's new Ranger now in SA and about to turn the bakkie game on its head

Before the end of 2022, Ford South Africa will launch its all-new Ranger in the country. Dubbed as one of the most advanced bakkies to have debuted in sunny SA, the bakkie is a massive improvement over the model it will replace and boasts some of the most innovative technologies fitted to one yet.

In the early stages of May 2022, we had the opportunity of driving a full production version of Ford's new Ranger in Thailand, experiencing the bakkie first-hand during the Asia Pacific regional drive. Going into the event, it was clear that Ford had gone to great lengths to improve the vehicle over the current model, and it would always prove to be a challenge as to which direction to take.

But under the direction of Ian Foston, Chief Platform Engineer to the Ranger and Everest, the team managed to produce a bakkie that builds on the lauded credentials of the current one while ringing in a more technological flair. And after getting to grips with the new bakkie in Thailand's most treacherous conditions, we surmise that potential buyers would not regret the new Ranger as a future acquisition.

Credit to News24 Charlen Raymond

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