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New Ford Courier V6 Out Grunts The Opposition

New Ford Courier V6 Out Grunts The Opposition

AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 17 December

Power, performance and pulling prowess are three important attributes of the all new Ford Courier V6 – the eager and willing fresh faced new kid on the block in the light commercial vehicle segment.

The soon to be released Courier – which goes on sale on January 17 – offers a class topping 154kW of power at 5000rpm, and 322Nm of torque at 3000rpm.

"Ford Courier V6 boasts unrivalled power and operational usability. Its torque curve has to be seen to be believed, and then driven to fully appreciate and experience what it has to offer. The acceleration is remarkable, considering it is essentially a farm and building site workhorse at heart," said Light Commercial Brand Manager, Melissa Rushton.

The new Ford Courier V6 is available in either two or four wheel drive, and is motivated by a powerful 4.0L capacity engine mated to a 5 Speed Automatic. It has a tow rating of 2000kg on both the two and four wheel variants.

"Both two and four wheel drive models come in a XLX Double Cab configuration, and the generous payload means it is possible to carry up to 1100kg (1000kg on the four wheel drive model). That's the equivalent of five big burly blokes, all of their gear and then some," commented Ms. Rushton.

The recommended retail price of the powerful and feature laden workhorse Ford Courier V6 two wheel drive is $43,490, while the four wheel drive version is $52,490.

Listed below is a short recap of the standard features on the XLX Double Cab:

Exterior Appearance Chrome front bumper upper Chrome rear bumper Chrome exterior door handles Chrome tailgate handle Chrome outer mirrors 15" Alloy Wheels (both 4x2 and 4x4)

Interior Trim and Equipment Chrome inner door handles 4-speaker audio system, complete with CD Changer system

Safety / Security Features Keyless entry system ABS Dual Front Airbags

Recommended Retail Price Courier 4.0L V6 4x2 XLX Double Cab 5 Speed Automatic - $43,490 Courier 4.0L V6 4x4 XLX Double Cab 5 Speed Automatic - $52,490

Specification / Weights Power 154kW @ 5,000rpm Torque 322Nm @ 3,000rpm

Courier 4.0L V6 4x2 XLX Double Cab Courier 4.0L V6 4x4 XLX Double Cab
Gross Vehicle Weight (kg) 2871 2871
Kerb Unladen (full fuel, oil, water) 1767 1867
Payload 1104 1004
Maximum Trailer (braked) 2000 2000
Maximum Trailer (unbraked) 700 700
Gross combination (GCW including trailer) 4471 4471

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Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures and distributes automobiles in 200 markets across six continents. With more than 328,000 employees worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Aston Martin, Ford, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Mazda, Mercury and Volvo. Its automotive-related services include Ford Credit, Quality Care and Hertz. Ford Motor Company celebrated its 100th anniversary on June 16, 2003.


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