Ford Ranger Gets Picked Up For TV'S Boot Sale Challenge

Ford Ranger XLT

A shiny amber and steel silver Ford Ranger XLT will be the star of Anglia TV's Boot Sale Challenge programme being filmed this month. The go anywhere, do anything, pick-up truck will be setting up stall as the main prop for presenter Helen McDermott to bring viewers up to date on how the challenge teams get on.

When not in front of the camera, the Ranger will be the star of the forecourt at Busseys Ford, Whiffler Road, Norwich. "We are very happy to be associated with Anglia Television and this exciting new programme. The Ford Ranger XLT is an excellent choice for the people of Norwich and the surrounding areas as they need a hard working, tough vehicle but with outstanding levels of comfort. The TV show means that people will see how this exceptional workhorse has endless capabilities as a remarkable lifestyle vehicle within the domestic leisure sector of the 4x4 market," said Ben Lawson, business centre manager of Busseys.

Boot Sale Challenge will be on Anglia TV screens on Sundays 8-22 June.

The new Ford Ranger is powered by an impressive 2.5-litre turbo diesel engine and all 4x4 models have ABS as standard. The amber and steel silver XLT model being used for Boot Sale Challenge has the following standard features: two-tone paint, unique 6-spoke alloy wheels, polished stainless steel side and rear style bars, chrome front bumper, velour trim, cd/radio and air conditioning. The estimated on-the-road price of the Boot Sale Challenge Ranger XLT is £16,982.

Sales of Ford Ranger so far this year are already up on last year with 1,362 Ranger's being sold Jan – March 2003. This is more than 19 per cent of the total pick-up market in the UK.

Published : 07/05/03 Author : Melanie Carter

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