At the upcoming Frankfurt Motor Show, Ford will be exhibiting the new Ford Ranger Black Edition. The Ford Ranger Black edition, as the name suggests. has a striking de-chromed exterior with black detailing, and only 2,500 units will be produced for European market distribution.
The Ford Ranger Black edition is based on the popular Limited series, and features a de-chromed body in Absolute Black with a black finish for the radiator grille, alloy wheels, sports bar and exterior detailing. Offered in Double Cab bodystyle only, the production run will be restricted to just 2,500 units, and vehicles are available to order from Ford dealerships.
The Ranger Black edition standard equipment specification includes satellite navigation, front parking sensors and rear view camera, adding to the Limited series features such as #ford SYNC 3 multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen, dual-zone electronic climate control, leather seat trim, and power-folding, heated door mirrors.
As usual, the Ranger’s motto of toughness, go-anywhere capability and rugged looks has been the key selling point for so many customers. FOrd Europe expects the new limited series Ranger to be snapped up within weeks of its debut at showrooms.
Ford #ranger is Europe’s top selling pickup with sales of 23,100 for July 2017 year-to-date, an increase of 12.1 per cent over the prior year, and marking the best year for Ranger since launch.
Meanwhile, Ford of Europe reports its sales for the 20 European traditional markets where it is represented through National Sales Companies, which included Austria, Belgium, Britain, Czech Republic, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Spain, Romania, Sweden and Switzerland.
In Malaysia, Ford Ranger is distributed by SDAP (Sime Darby Auto Connexion). Since its debut in late 2015, the Ranger has been one of the most well-received pick ups in the country.
Under the hood, the Ranger is available in either the 3.2-liter Duratorq five-cylinder (200 PS of power and 470 Nm) or 2.2-liter Duratorq four-cylinder TDCi diesel. The powerplants are paired to either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
With a class-leading ability to wade through water up to 800 mm deep and 230 mm of ground clearance, the Ranger is the most capable pickup thanks to its 28-degree approach angle and 25-degree departure angle.
As a tough pick up, the Ranger packs an electronically controlled transfer case that allows drivers in 4×4 versions to shift on the fly from 4×2 to 4×4 high via a knob on the center console. For low-speed torque or additional downhill braking, drivers can also engage low-range 4×4 gearing, while an electronic locking rear differential helps to improve traction in difficult conditions. These off-road strengths are matched by towing capability of up to 3,500 kg and exceptional payload capacity of up to 1,200kg.
Equipped with an array of smart technologies, the Ranger’s intuitive features make any task a breeze. The top-of-the-line Ranger WildTrak variant features SYNC 2, the latest generation of Ford’s in-car connectivity system that boasts an eight-inch color touchscreen to operate phone, entertainment and climate control using a simple voice command system. Another highlight on the Ranger is Ford’s exclusive MyKey system, which allows the programming of various features, such as setting the maximum speed limit, a seatbelt reminder and the maximum volume of the audio system.