Andre De Kock
Motorsport Editor
3 minute read
15 Dec 2021
7:29 am

‘Built Ford Tough’ more than just a sticker on the Ranger

Andre De Kock

Similar to Toyota Hilux, Ford Ranger has a real wild child for a cousin competing in off-road racing.

Same badge, but two vastly different Ford Rangers.

Long-term test vehicles come under varied forms of scrutiny in The Citizen Motoring’s care. Editor Jaco van der Merwe, is a family man, with his wife and two daughters expertly advising him on stuff like interior comfort and luggage space. Mark Jones is a real race car driver and he does high speed stuff with the vehicle at the Gerotek testing facility. Charl Bosch is a computer guru and he puts the vehicle’s electronic doo-dahs under a magnifying glass. Which means that, by the time I get the test unit, everything about it has been written. So, I find a...