Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
4 minute read
23 Dec 2020
7:54 am

Ford Ranger Thunder makes landfall at centre of it’s power

Charl Bosch

“Ideally, we would love to be the sole producer of the Panther engine - that is ultimate goal".

Reunion. Our long-term Ford Ranger Thunder and the author's father's two year old Ranger Wildtrak next to the exposed Panther and Puma hearts which powers them.

Our long-term Ford Ranger Thunder, at the time of writing. will be soon be embarking on festive season duties but before that, and even before its squaring off against the facelift Toyota Hilux, it had the opportunity to stretch its legs for a visit to the coast and also where its 2.0-litre bi-turbodiesel heart is made, the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth. A facility that has been part of the Blue Oval’s history since 1964, and which currently produces the 2.2 and 3.2 Duratorq TDCi Puma as well the single-and bi-turbo Panther units for not only the Ranger and...