The All-New Ford Ranger - New Interior | Part Two

Reduced Noise, Vibration and Harshness

A key area of improvement is noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) which has been achieved in a number of ways. The engine is quieter due to a new cooling system and very precise fuel injection patterns which are controlled by the advanced computer-managed high pressure common-rail system.

Idle vibration is reduced thanks to stiffer engine and body mounts and a stronger chassis frame. A new door seal system, carpet and panel insulations also help reduce engine and road noise.

New Stylish Interior

The interior of the new Ranger has been completely redesigned. The seats boast a new sculpted seatback, wider shoulders, improved bolster and larger headrest. The angular centre console is finished in silver and chrome detailing continues on the instrument cluster, ventilator grilles, gearshift, window switches and inner door handles.

There are numerous stowage areas in the new Ranger, including five cupholders and an industry-first instrument panel pull-out tray to keep stationery in place. Additionally, a two-bin centre console has the capacity for storing up to 10 CDs, mobile phones and small personal items such as gloves and sunglasses.

All new Rangers feature an integrated radio with an in-dash CD player and MP3 compatibility: an in-dash six-CD player and additional speakers are also available.

Increased Load Area and Towing Capacity

For new Ranger, the pick-up box side wall height has been increased by 60mm to provide class leading load box capacity. In addition, cargo tie-downs have been moved to a lower position to give greater load security and an innovative new shelving facility has been built into the load area. Ranger is capable of carrying a one tonne payload and an increased, substantial three tonne towing capacity - enough to comfortably tow a double horse box, small boat or motorcycle.

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Published 9 March 2006 Melanie Carter
 

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