Thursday, 14 February 2019 14:12

Raptor for fun, not work

The Ford Ranger Raptor is not the truck you buy for heavy work; payload and towing capacity are significantly less than a standard Ranger or any other working-clothes ute. But that's not the point.

Published in Motoring

The modern trend to fewer cubic centimetres and more gear ratios continues as car manufacturers chase better fuel economy and lower emissions.

Published in Motoring
Saturday, 16 June 2018 08:55

Ranger soon on the prowl

Having dominated the ute market for the last three years, Ford NZ says it will launch its 2019 Ranger in October.

Published in Motoring
Monday, 30 April 2018 08:45

Raptor will make you a stand-out

The Ford Ranger ute has been remarkably successful since its launch, but until now, wanabee Ranger owners who wanted to stand out were largely limited to the Wildtrak models or some localised customisation.

Published in Motoring
Friday, 27 May 2016 11:55

Revamped Ranger a truck not a tractor

Looking out the front window of the Ford Ranger Wildtrak as you cruise along it's easy to forget you're driving a ute, not a luxury SUV.

Published in Motoring
Tuesday, 12 April 2016 14:45

Tractor not just a good looker

Tractor designs have come a long way: compare today's machines with the favourites of yesteryear like the MF 135 or the Ford 4000.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 08 July 2015 06:00

Track through 50 countries

We all know it’s easy to make money selling cars: get a clever geek to design something using CAD, build it, sell lots, bank the money and live the life of Riley with a bevy of dusky maidens, or toy-boys, in the Cayman Islands. Yeah right!

Published in Motoring
Tuesday, 07 July 2015 06:00

Favoured ute boasts big fuel savings

With the market for light trucks in New Zealand at around 20% of the total market for new vehicles, it’s no surprise the major vehicle manufacturers have large budgets to get their products in front of potential customers.

Published in Motoring
Thursday, 01 November 2012 09:44

Hardening up on 4x4s

GREATER CHOICE in 4x4 suspension and accessories is now offered by Ironman 4x4.

Published in Machinery & Products
Wednesday, 16 November 2011 15:23

Stars shine on ute

IN AN historic 'first' for a utility, the new Ford Ranger has gained a maximum 5 Star rating under the Euro NCAP crash test protocol.

Published in Machinery & Products

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