Award-winning Ford Ranger is NZ’s top choice in August
Award-winning Ford Ranger is New Zealand’s top choice in August
394 Ford Rangers sold in August, making it the overall best-selling vehicle in the country
AUCKLAND, New Zealand, 4 September 2013 – Provisional industry figures from August 2013 show more Kiwis once again chose the Ford Ranger than any other ute in New Zealand. New Zealanders bought 394 Ford Rangers in August, which also made it the best-selling vehicle overall in the country. This was the fourth month out of the last five that the Ford Ranger was the best-selling ute in New Zealand.
“It’s great to see customers around the country responding so positively to the Ranger,” said Corey Holter, Managing Director Ford New Zealand. “Ford dealers around the country now have stock available and customers are finding out for themselves just how good it is.
“Ford’s objective in building the all new Ranger was to design and engineer a ute that was better than current and future competition; in all areas including refinement, safety, performance and capability. Judging from Ranger’s independent reviews, numerous awards and the growing list of customers, we are on the mark. It’s a fantastic truck and we’re very glad to have it in the New Zealand line-up!”
In addition to being New Zealand’s top-selling vehicle in August 2013, the Ford Ranger was recently named International Pick Up of the Year 2013 at the UK Fleet Awards; an award won by the largest voting margin to date.
The trophy joins a host of automotive awards won locally and globally, including the coveted 2012 Best in Class from the NZ Automobile Association and Motoring Writers’ Guild Awards. The Ford Ranger was also the first ute to win AMI Insurance and NZ Autocar Overall Car of the Year award and NZ4WD Magazine named the Ford Ranger 2011 4WD of the Year.
In the course of its development, the Ford Ranger was put through 9,000 crash simulations, before going on to tackle extreme road test conditions across five continents. The end result was an all-new frame and body structure that acts like an integrated safety shield. The Ranger is engineered to provide comprehensive safety protection, making it amongst the safest in its class, achieving both a Euro NCAP and ANCAP 5-Star Safety rating.
For more information on the Ford Ranger, search “Ford Ranger New Zealand.”