Ford seals deal for off-road extras
Ford NZ and ARB are joining forces to sell selected off-road accessories as blue oval licensed parts through the marque’s participating dealerships from the second half of 2021.
Ranger and Everest customers will be able to fit-out their vehicles with a range of ARB 4x4 accessories that will be backed by Ford NZ’s new-vehicle warranty of up to five years or 150,000km.
The collaboration will initially be rolled out in this country and Australia with other selected Ford markets to follow.
Under the arrangement, ARB 4x4 Accessories and Ford will work together to provide local consumers with off-road extras, which will be fully outlined closer to launch. Among the core off-road products will be winch compatible bull-bars, electric winches and driving lights, and storage drawer systems.
“We are excited to welcome ARB on-board as it is known globally and respected in the off-road community for its manufacturing processes and stringent quality controls,” says Simon Rutherford, managing director of Ford NZ.
“A lot of our customers have told us they’d love to be able to access a wider range of off-road accessories through our dealership network.”
ARB 4x4 Accessories for the Ranger and Everest that will be made available through Ford dealerships have been validated by Ford Australia engineers, with testing conducted at a number of locations including the marque’s Proving Ground near Lara, Victoria. ARB’s engineering team is based in Melbourne.