Ford Ranger, which is now assembled and on sale in Nigeria, is packed with ten awesome Driver- Assist features that help owners to drive smarter…
[dropcap]F[/dropcap]or more than 20 years, the Ranger has proven to be one of Ford’s most popular pickups across the globe, providing thousands of customers with Built Ford Tough capabilities. Having gone through a comprehensive global development programme, the Ranger is built in Africa, designed from the ground up with African conditions and consumers in mind.
The Ranger, one of the toughest, smartest and most capable pick-ups in the market, is packed with driver assist features aimed at providing customers with improved utility, comfort and convenience. Here are ten examples of driver assist features that see the Ranger delivering smart solutions to Ford customers, features that ensure that driving through the streets of Lagos is a breeze. Here are the various features available in the different models clearly explained:
SYNC2 connectivity system helps drivers stay connected and in control. It features a full colour multifunctional display for easy menu navigation.
The Trailer Sway Control is part of the Electronic Stability Programme (ESP) system and uses information from its sensors – such as yaw, acceleration and steering angle. If swaying is detected without appropriate driver input, the Ranger is designed to react accordingly to correct the instability.
Adaptive Load Control is a smart technology that assists Ranger’s driver to confidently to keep loads under control by providing vehicle stability.
Hill Descent Control ensures that brakes are automatically applied, as needed, to slow the vehicle to a set speed without the driver needing to touch the pedal. Speed can be adjusted through the accelerator and the Cruise Control buttons on the steering wheel. The feature works in both forward and reverse.
Hill Launch Control helps the driver pull away on steep climbs.
Front and Rear Park Assist uses sensors to detect obstacles and provide audible warnings when the vehicle approaches obstructions at low speeds, such as when parking. A rear-view camera gives a clear view behind the vehicle, giving greater confidence when parking and hitching up a trailer.
Individual tyre pressure monitoring system shows air pressure readings for each tyre and alerts the driver when an individual tyre is low.
Rollover Mitigation closely monitors the vehicle’s speed, lateral acceleration, yaw motion and steering angle, and will identify potentially dangerous driving conditions that would lead to the vehicle rolling over. Rollover mitigation intervenes by controlling the vehicle’s speed and restoring stability.
Cruise Control automatically controls the speed of the Ranger and ensures it keeps a steady speed as set by the driver.
Emergency Brake Assist ensures provision of additional pressure to the brake system to increase braking force when you apply the brakes quickly in an emergency situation.
With all these driver assist features, there can be no doubt that Ford’s tough Ranger is equipped and ready for Nigerian roads– offering style, comfort and the best driving possible.
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