Padtoets: 2021 Ford Ranger FX4

Nog ‘n Ranger?

Die lok video van die 2022 Ford Ranger mag dalk op almal se lippe wees, maar die vervaardiger het egter nie gaan stilsit en hul huidige Ranger reeks gelos nie. Hoewel ander vervaardigers dalk hier en daar ‘n spesiale weergawe van hul bakkies uitbring, is Ford beslis die uitstaander met hul Ranger reeks spesiale modelle.

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Ford Ranger FX4

Second time around…

About a year ago, when the Western Cape was still cold and had relative water sources left, we took the Ranger FX4 3.2 Automatic on a camping excursion in the freezing Cederberg mountains. Proving an excellent mixture between a bakkie (workhorse) and a luxurious SUV, the FX4 took us through some of the toughest terrains.

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Tested: Ford Ranger 3.2 XLT FX4 (Limited Edition) 6-spd AT

Working around stereotypes

Hearing the word “bakkie” or “utility vehicle” immediately brings certain stereotypical thoughts to mind. Bakkies have always been seen as the business workhorse, mainly being used for carrying or towing large weights. Yet, within recent years, that stereotype may have been put to rest as more and more manufacturers are trying their hand at changing this perception.

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