23 Jan 2019

New Ford Ranger - Tow what you want ...


Summer drivers might have to wait patiently behind one or two caravans before they can overtake. But 15 in a row – all pulled by a single vehicle?


Don’t worry. It’s not a situation you are likely to encounter any time soon. Ford created their caravan of caravans for a new film that demonstrates the remarkable pulling power of their new Ford Ranger pick-up.



The new film shows the Ford Ranger effortlessly towing its 20-tonne convoy when the driver notices a car behind, anxious to overtake, and waves the other driver past.



It is only then that the number of caravans becomes apparent.

A month in the making and shot on a closed circuit and under the supervision of Ford’s safety experts, the film required the caravans to be reinforced with steel frames and equipped with tow bars front and back.



Measuring almost 100 metres in length, the caravan of caravans included a 1950s Airstream, a hippy-themed caravan, and a caravan especially for dog lovers – complete with paw prints.



Behind the wheel of the Ranger, precision driver Paul Swift.
This was the slowest stunt I’ve ever done – but also one of the hardest. Trying to keep the caravans on the straight and narrow while the car drove past was a tough challenge, and one that really demonstrates the Ranger’s capabilities.

The new version of Europe’s best-selling pick-up truck draws its pulling power from Ford's latest powerful and fuel-efficient EcoBlue diesel engine, and four-wheel drive. The Ford Ranger is also the first pick-up to feature as standard technology that can detect cars and pedestrians ahead to help prevent collisions, and help drivers avoid speeding fines by automatically detecting speed limits and adjusting the speed to match.



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