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ROUSH Ranger now available in South Africa

Date Posted: April 19, 2018

If you’ve been following THE TORQUE, you’ll know we’ve been keeping a close eye on the tightly contended boxing match (in terms of sales) between the Toyota Hilux and the Ford Ranger. It was neck and neck for most of 2017 before Toyota delivered a knockout punch at the end of the year. More recently, Toyota seems to be on the front foot. But Ford, being Ford, are not about to stand on the sidelines and watch Toyota runaway with the prize.

Both manufacturers have already released a fancier version of the flagship leisure bakkies. Toyota has the Black Edition whilst Ford has the FX4. But, the public seems to want more. They want to express their bold personalities via their car. How many zooped up Rangers have you seen on the road?

Well, now there’s a new secret weapon from Ford. One they hope will start swinging the battle back in their favour. What does one need in order to develop a good secret weapon? A great engineering company of course! That’s where American based firm, Roush steps in. Pronounced. Rr – Ow – Shh. Not Roo – Shh.

After almost two years of discussion, testing and development, Roush Performance and Ford Performance Centre finally launched a Roush version of the popular Ranger bakkie in South Africa. Not only unique in the SA market but a first in the world and will be rolled out to other Roush representative markets.

THE TORQUE was lucky enough to join other top media representatives as well as international personnel from Roush at the launch. Jack Roush Jnr, son of Jack Roush, the company’s founder, was there to give us a greater insight into this amazing engineering company. You really can’t compare Roush to your local aftermarket fitment centre.

Benefits the ROUSH Ranger Upgrade

  • The upgrade will be fully supported by Ford South Africa
  • Each stage will carry an official Ford Protect Drivetrain Warranty (three-year/60 000 km)
  • Upgrades will carry a M & M Upgrade Code, allowing banks to finance the upgrade
  • Full value of the car AND the upgrade can be insured due to the M & M code – this is usually not the case with other standard fitment centres.
  • Fully endorsed by ROUSH Performance USA
  • Warranty covered by Ford Protect

Only genuine parts are used, which have gone through and passed the rigorous international test and standards of safety and rigidity.

Upgrade your Ford Ranger with one of three kits

RS1 – R130,000

The ROUSH Stage 1 Ranger offers aesthetic upgrades that individualise your Ranger and make it stand out from the rest, but allows you the option of a whole lot more. Kit includes:

 
 

Body Kit

  • ROUSH Bumper/front grill
  • ROUSH Extended Wheel Arches
  • Rear Bumper
  • Decklid Cover
  • 18” Alloy Rims & Tyres
  • Sport Bar & Side Steps
  • Tonneau Cover
  • Dual Pipe Cat-back Exhaust
 

ROUSH Aesthetics

  • Bonnet wrap
  • Windscreen Banner
  • ROUSH Splash (Rear)
 

ROUSH Accessories

  • Embroidered Headrests
  • ROUSH Car Mats


RS2 – R185,000

The Stage 2 ROUSH Ranger offers more than street presence. With an improved high-flow cat back exhaust combined with the added performance from a pre-programmed chip that includes 5 pre-mapped programmes and a Hybrid turbo, you can expect up to 16% increase in power or 170kW* of power on the flywheel.

 
 

Body Kit

  • ROUSH Bumper/front grill
  • ROUSH Extended Wheel Arches
  • Rear Bumper
  • Decklid Cover
  • 18” Alloy Rims & Tyres
  • Sport Bar & Side Steps
  • Tonneau Cover

 


ROUSH Decals

  • ROUSH Branding -
  • Bonnet wrap
  • Windscreen Banner
  • Side Stripes (Doors)
  • ROUSH Splash (Rear)
  • Dome Badges
  • Front Grill Letters

 


ROUSH Accessories

  • Embroidered Headrests
  • Rubber Car Mats
Level 1 Performance Upgrade
  • Uprated Performance Intercooler
  • Cat-back High Flow Exhaust System
  • 5 Map Chip (Software)
  • Ford Protect 3yr/60 000km Comprehensive Drivetrain Warranty
  • Pedders Slotted Geomet Coated Rotor Brakes & Pads
  • Pedders Foam Cell TrakRider Suspension


RS3 – R240,000

The ROUSH Stage 3 Ranger with an up to 30%* increase in performance through the addition of a High-flow cat-back exhaust, performance uprated intercooler, hybrid turbo upgrade and a 5 map software chip. With added power comes improved breaking with Pedders Kevlar Ceramic brake kits and smoother ride courtesy of Pedders Foam Cell TrakRyder Shocks with an elevated ride height.

 
 
The Body Kit 
  • ROUSH Bumper/front grill
  • ROUSH Extended Wheel Arches
  • Rear Bumper
  • Decklid Cover
  • 18” Alloy Rims & Tyres
  • Sport Bar & Side Steps
  • Tonneau Cover
 

ROUSH Branding 
  • Dome Badges
  • Front Grill
  • Embroidered Headrests **
  • Rubber Car Mats
 

ROUSH Accessories
  • Full ROUSH Leather Interior
  • ROUSH Graphics
  • Sport Bar
  • Tonneau Cover
  • Side Step
  • Window Tinting
 

Level 3 Performance Upgrade 
  • Hybrid Turbo Upgrade
  • Dual Pipe High flow Catback Exhaust
  • Aluminium Uprated Performance Intercooler
  • 5 Map Chip (Software)
  • Ford Protect 3 yr/60 000km Drivetrain Warranty
 

ROUSH Handling Pack 
  • Pedders Slotted Geomet Coated Rotor Brakes & Pads
  • Pedders Foam Cell TrakRider Suspension

*Power figures quoted are received from pastel (independent specialists), as measured on their “Load Dyno” at their facilities in Pretoria. Figures may vary depending on external variables and are not guaranteed. 

Trust us on this – we’ve seen all three upgrades up close and they look good! Really good. We recommend you do the same!

Gauteng             

Grey Owl Village, Cnr Brakfontein & Erasmus Drive, Centurion   

(+27) 87 287 4388/086 115 3927 

info@fpcentre.co.za

Western Cape  

1 Micawber Road, Salt River, Cape Town, 7925  

021 140 3549      

john@fpcentre.co.za

KZN       

2 Chief Albert Luthuli Road, Pietermaritzburg, 3201, KZN

+27 33 345 3519

lance@fpcentre.co.za

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