Apr 13, 2012 (Laura Walubengo) – CMC has introduced the all New Ford Ranger T6 into the Kenyan market, a next generation compact pick-up currently being sold in more than 180 markets around the world.
The car cannot fly, as shown in the picture above but it has been touted as being super safe and even tougher.
CMC Group Managing Director, William Lay, presided over the evening launch at the KICC.
“The Ford Ranger T6 is a pick-up truck with no compromise. It has been tested in the toughest climates and terrains across five continents to ensure its superior durability,” he bragged.
The T6 will be available in 2WD and 4WD as a Single Cab, Super Cab and a spacious five-seat Double Cab.
The engine specifications are the 2.2i-Duratorq Turbo Diesel Common Rail with HP 88/110 Kw TORQUE 285/375 Nm, the 3.2i-Duratorq Turbo Diesel Common rail with HP 147 Kw TORQUE 470 Nm and the 2.5-Petrol Engine HP 122 Kw TORQUE 226 Nm.
Divisional Manager for Ford Division at CMC, David Wamathu, touted the Ford Ranger T6s handling as superior.
“It has Hill Decent Control, Electronic Brake Distribution (EBD), Emergency brake assist, Dynamic Stability Control (DSC), Roll Over mitigation, Hill Launch assist and Parking assist in some models,” he said.
Wamathu mentioned that the wealth of interactive media was well thought out, with Bluetooth, USB, and IPAD connectivity in some of the models. He also noted climate control and phone safely with the “cool convenience of Voice Command”, alongside the usual radio and CD player.
Also present at the ceremony was the Ford Regional Sales & Marketing Manager for Sub Saharan Africa Shane Marias, who said that the 2012 model incorporated Ford’s new global strategy which has a standard for styling, technology and performance in all its vehicles.
Marias said: “The T6 Ford Ranger has been designed on four main pillars; quality, safety, green efficiency and smart technology.”
Other features for the Ford Ranger T6 include low fuel consumption of between 14 and 16 kilometres per litre and a water wading capability of 800 mm.
“The Anti Lock Braking System and the Electronic Stability Programme make the T6 a very safe vehicle to drive,” Wamathu commented, adding that it has “surpassed all previous safety crash tests set by Euro NCAP and has been awarded a 5-Star Rating.”
This pick-up which has ‘safety rating that has not been matched by any other pick-up’ will retail at between Sh3.98m and Sh5.5m.