Ford Ranger wins International Pick-Up Award

The Ranger collected the International Pick-Up Award 2013 with the judges praising the model’s on-and off-road prowess its strong range of engines, its impressive payload and towing capability and its safety features.

All members of the judging panel made the Ford Ranger their number-one choice after extensive testing at the Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire.

The Ford Ranger amassed an incredible 47 points during testing – more than the second and third-placed vehicles combined.

“The Ranger is great for work and great for leisure, and customers will appreciate the difference as soon as they get behind the wheel,” said Paul Randle, vehicle line director, Global Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe.

“This prestigious award is testament to the work of our global product teams and there is plenty more to look forward to with the launch of the all-new Transit and all-new Transit Connect in 2013.”

Three versatile cab bodystyles are available for the Ranger; Double, Super and Regular. Buyers also have the choice of two powerful and economical Duratorq TDCi engines with either 4×2 or 4×4 drivetrains.

The Ford Ranger offers some of the roomiest cabs in its class and has a number of driver assistance features available. The Ranger also comes with a five-star Euro NCAP rating – the first vehicle of its kind to achieve the award.

Ford has also achieved international recognition for other models and its EcoBoost technology. The new Transit Custom has been named International Van of the Year 2013 while the manufacturer’s 1-litre EcoBoost engine has been named 2012 International Engine of the Year.

A new Ford Ranger pick-up is available from £15,599.

People interested in buying a new Ford Ranger can contact Perrys Ford dealerships.

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