Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has discontinued all Ranger variants that combine the firm’s 3,2 TDCi engine with a six-speed manual gearbox.

As confirmed by Ford’s latest price bulletin (thanks to our friends over at duoporta.com for the tip), five derivatives have been trimmed from the local Ranger bakkie line-up.

The single-cab 3,2 TDCi XLS 4x2 manual, super-cab 3,2 TDCi XLS 4x2 manual, super-cab 3,2 TDCi XLS 4x4 manual, double-cab 3,2 TDCi XLT 4x2 manual and double-cab 3,2 TDCi XLT 4x4 manual have all been removed the range.

For the record, the five remaining 3,2 TDCi models featuring the Blue Oval brand’s six-speed automatic transmission still form part of the line-up.

As a reminder, the 3,2-litre, five-cylinder turbodiesel makes 147 kW at 3 000 r/min and 470 N.m at 1 500 r/min. Other engines offered in the all-diesel local Ranger line-up include a 2,2 TDCi unit, a single-turbo 2,0-litre mill and the range-topping bi-turbo 2,0-litre powerplant.