Ford dealers will go all out at Fieldays

Ford dealers will go all out at Fieldays

Ranger-Vs.-The-WorldFord New Zealand says it has built its largest display area yet for Fieldays and features a full-scale, 4WD track entitled ‘The Ford Ranger vs the world off-road experience’.

Ford New Zealand head office staff and Ford dealership representatives from around the country will be on hand to answer any questions from visitors as the company is taking up a full five sites this year at Fieldays 2014, at Mystery Creek, Hamilton.

The ‘Ranger vs the world off-road experience’ will allow Fieldays visitors to take a ride with professional drivers in a Ford Ranger. The experience will showcase the Ranger’s capability and versatility on a course that includes a range of challenges, including a steep sided mountain, water wading pool, waterfall, boulders and logs.

The course starts by driving along a steep side slope to highlight Roll-Over Mitigation, which stops the vehicle from getting into a dangerous roll over situation. The Ranger will then climb 45 degrees up and over the specially built man-made boulder mountain. The driver will take advantage of the Ranger’s Hill Launch Assist, which helps the vehicle pull away and climb up steep inclines. Upon reaching the summit, it will descend using the Hill Decent Control feature, which allows greater control on steep hill grades.

Other features include a log climb, as well as a purpose built lake where the Ranger’s 800mm water wading capability will be put to the test. In addition, a series of concrete half pipes will showcase the Ranger’s significant axle articulation, in which one or more of the wheels will leave the ground without impacting overall performance.

The full range of Ford NZ vehicles will also be on display including New Zealand’s first FPV GT F to arrive in country. The FPV GT F, wearing the 351 badge, is the final production run from Ford Performance Vehicles and is a limited and numbered series.

New Zealand is getting 50 of the vehicles. The New Zealand bound GT Fs will be numbered from one to fifty, each with its own unique dashboard mounted numbered plaque. The FPV GT F on display at Fieldays will be the coveted FPV GT F #1.

The other 49 New Zealand GT Fs are scheduled to arrive in late June or early July. The FPV GT F will be powered by a 351 kilowatt version of the supercharged 5.0 litre engine. The 351 badges pay tribute to the Falcon GTs and GT HOs of the late sixties and early seventies.

Also sharing the pavilion will be the entire Ford NZ range of vehicles including the Ford Territory, Kuga, Focus ST, Fiesta ST, Falcon, Mondeo, Transit Custom, and the recently launched Ford EcoSport and Transit Cargo.

The Ford stand will also see the return of the kids colouring-in area and free balloons. In between perusing the display vehicles, their parents might want to try their hand at the Ford EcoSport online game to win a $100 fuel voucher says Ford New Zealand.

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