Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Say Goodbye to the Ford Ranger, 2011 will be the last model year produced by Ford Motor Company


Ford Motor Company has made the choice to remove the Ranger from it's One Ford Lineup of vehicles.  The 2011 Model year will be the last for this compact truck staple in the truck market.  Many commercial customers are clammering to take advantage while the Ford Ranger is still available.  New options for the for the 2011 Ranger Model Year include that the FX2 Sport will no longer an optional package on XLT models (FX2/FX4 a combined model with specific drive and design differentiators ).  Performance/Handling of the Ford Ranger includes an all new powertrain lineup including the 3.7L 4V DOHC V6 with Ti-VCT and Flex Fuel engine with (E85) capabilities as we;; as the similarly popular 5.0L 4V DOHC V8 with Ti-VCT and Flex Fuel E85 capable engine - 6.2L 2V SOHC V8 with EcoBoost 3.5L 4V DOHC V6 with Ti-VCT technology. 

The Standard 6-speed automatic transmission with Tow/Haul Mode and SelectShift Automatic TM transmission standard.  All engines include Aggressive Deceleration Fuel Shut-off (ADFSO) to help maximize fuel efficiency.  Electric Power-Assisted Steering (EPAS) is standard on all models, except when equipped with 6.2L V8 engine.  Gresham Ford Fleet recommends the Electronic locking rear axle with 4.10 ratio that is optional on FX4; the performance of this truck is truly amazing.  A Heavy Duty Payload Package includes 7-lug, 17-inch high-capacity aluminum wheels on XLT,  but does Require: EcoBoost 3.5L V6 or 5.0L V8; Trailer Tow Package or Max Trailer Tow Package.  THe Max Trailer Tow Package includes all of the following: 7-pin wiring harness, Auxiliary transmission cooler, Class IV trailer hitch receiver, SelectShift Automatic TM transmission, Trailer Brake Controller, Upgraded radiator and an Upgraded rear bumper.  This vehicle showcases some impressive technology that NW businesses have appreciated over the decades, it will be sad to see this work truck go.  

Oregon Ford Dealers currently have inventory of the last remaining 2011 model year Ford Ranger Trucks including the regular cab, the 2 door extended cab and the 4 door extended cab truck.  The Max Trailer Tow Package includes a Manual Mirror, and is available on XL Regular and SuperCab.  This option also includes black, manual telescoping trailer tow mirrors with manual glass.  However if power is your thing the Max Trailer Tow Package is available with  Power Mirror and is available on XL Regular and SuperCab, XLT and FX2/FX4.  When you order the power mirror package you also receive black, manual telescoping trailer tow mirrors with power, heated glass, integrated turn signals and security approach lamps and a Memory feature included when ordered with the FX Luxury Package. 

Especially considering the NW weather in Oregon and Washington many people opt for the Off-Road Package that is  available on XLT. Lariat and King Ranch 4x4, which  includes: 3.73 electronic locking rear axle, 4x4 “Off-Road” decal, Off-Road tuned shock absorbers, Skid plates for front differential, fuel tank and transfer case.  Oregon Ford Fleet Dealerships that maintain Business Preferred Network Status also are provided with specialized training and materials to better serve you when preparing your vehicle to enter the work place.  Many exciting new technologies are being brought to the market place by Ford Motor Company and being offered by Oregon Ford Fleet Dealerships like Gresham Ford Fleet. 




Safety/Security provided by the Ford Ranger also includes seat-integrated shoulder belt standard for the front-row center seat position as well as 2nd-row SuperCab and SuperCrew models including standard head restraint for center seat position.  Gresham Ford Fleet is happy to provide detailed safety and product information including vehicles comparisons upon request.
All standard exterior mirrors include driver-side integrated spotter mirror, Available Sony 6-disc, in-dash CD player with subwoofer reduces SuperCab and SuperCrew flat rear loadfloor storage comes in super handy when transporting kids, dogs, heavy tables all that fun stuff.