Mark Jones
Road Test Editor
3 minute read
7 Oct 2020
9:53 am

Ford hopes to steal opposition’s Thunder with new Ranger

Mark Jones

Design and functional enhancements set this bakkie apart.

Thunder is here: Ford's latest addition to the Ranger range has joined our long-term fleet.

It’s a bit of a four-legged welcome for our Ford Ranger Thunder to our long-term test fleet at The Citizen. Our bakkie arrived on World Dog Day and this also coincided with Ford paying tribute to their own robot dogs. On the human side, we used our Ranger Thunder to deliver some much-needed dog food to the good people at The Animal Guardians in Benoni. And, on the tech side, we were introduced to Fluffy and Spot, the two robotic dogs that Ford is leasing to be deployed into tough-to-reach areas within the plant. While these four-legged, dog-like robots can...