International Pick-Up Award 2013

“We are not at all surprised by this award, the new Ranger is rugged as well great to drive and cool looking” says Simon Heritage, Mantles Fords Sales Manager.

Ford’s new Ranger has been won the “International Pick-Up Award 2013” – the third international award the manufacturer has won in 2012.

The new Ford Ranger won the “International Pick-Up Award 2013” award following extensive testing at Millbrook Proving Ground in Bedfordshire, after which it was awarded 47 points – more than the combined number of points garnered by the second- and third-placed Isuzu D-Max and Volkswagen Amarok. The award was presented to Ford by jury chairman Pieter Wieman at the Fleet Transport EXPO 12 event.

Commenting on the award Jarlath Sweeney, the Irish judge on the panel of CV journalists that also serves on the “International Van of the Year” jury, said: “The Ford Ranger is a great all-rounder, combining the perfect blend of on-road comfort and stability with off-road capability.”

The Ranger is offered in three versatile cab bodystyles – Double, Super and Regular – that are among the roomiest in its class; comes with a choice of two powerful and economical Duratorq TDCi engines, and with a choice of 4×2 and 4×4 drivetrains.

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

“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.”

Ford has also won other international awards including the “International Van of the Year 2013” for the all-new Transit Custom; and the company’s 1.0-litre EcoBoost petrol engine was named the 2012 “International Engine of the Year”.

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