One of Ford Australia’s greatest legacies will be their success in designing the Ranger. The Australian teams led the design and engineering of Ranger and its popularity with 36,934 Rangers sold in Australia in 2016, a 26% year-on-year increase Ford have a big success in the ranger (don’t forget about the Mustang and the Focus RS).
To kick off 2017, they’re releasing a new bigger, bolder, meaner edition called the Ranger FX4, the first XLT based Special Edition for PX Ranger MkII. This murdered out Ranger looks the business, whether you’re planning on taking it off-road, or cruising down to Bunnings to pickup up a new ladder.
Building on the success of the Ranger XLS Special Edition, the Ranger FX4 is designed for customers looking for a bit more attitude.
The Ranger FX4 adds the following features to the standard Ranger XLT:
- Larger, Stark Grey Alloy Wheels (18-inch) with New Unique Design
- Black Roof Rails
- Black Bonnet and Tailgate Decal Wraps
- Side Decals with ‘FX4’ Branding
- Black Sports Bar, Rear Bumper, Side Steps and Door Handles
- Black Grille (with Unique Design), Fog Lamp Bezels, Exterior Mirrors and Fender
- Leather Accented ‘FX4’ Branded Seats
- Front and Rear Carpet Mats
- Black Interior Highlights
The Ranger FX4 is available in Frozen White, Ingot Silver2, Magnetic2 and Shadow Black exterior colours. Seriously though, do yourself a favour and get the black on black look.
Inside the Ranger FX4 is more like a comfortable sedan than ever before, also packed with technology. Shipping with an 8″ capcitive multi-touch display runs SYNC 3,1, Ford’s latest in-vehicle communications and entertainment platform that also allows users to take over the display with their phones thanks to support for Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
President and CEO, Ford Australia, Graeme Whickman says,
The Ranger FX4 makes a great pick-up even more extraordinary with its unique style and boldness, and that’s a difficult thing to do with a vehicle that has just won back-to-back Drive Best Ute awards in 2015 and 2016.
We developed the Ranger FX4 for our customers that are a bit bolder than most and make use of the towing and payload capabilities of the Ranger XLT.
In terms of pricing, the Ranger FX4 has a manufacturer’s list price starting at $58,915 for the manual and up to $61,115 for the automatic transmission. At just $3,500 over the XLT model, you’d be crazy not to pony up the extra cash.
|MODMODEL NAME L NAME||XLT MLP*||Ranger FX4 MLP*||DIFFERENCE|
|4×4 XLT Double Pick-up 3.2L MT||$55,415||
|4×4 XLT Double Pick-up 3.2L AT||$57,615||