It is back: Ford reintroduces Ranger FX4

Returning kid: Ford has reintroduced the Ranger FX4 to South Africa

Switch in powerunit means the pre-facelift FX4’s 3.2-litre engine makes away for the single turbo 2.0-litre diesel.

Ford has added yet another derivative to its popular range of Ranger bakkies, this time in the form of the limited edition Ford FX4.

The Ford FX4 is positioned between the XLT and the Wildtrak in the Ranger line-up. Unlike the North American Ranger and F-150, which uses this nomenclature as an off-road designation, the local version rates only as an appearance package.

Ford Ranger FX4

Up front, the double cab features a single-turbo 2.0-litre that produces 132kW/420Nm instead of 147kW/470Nm. It is mated to 10-speed automatic transmission that sends power to rear wheels as standard, or all four in the case of the four-wheel-drive model.

What is the Ford Ranger FX4 package?

The Ford FX4’s exterior revisions over the XLT consists of model specific multi-spoke black 18-inch alloy wheels and redesigned red FX4 decals on the tailgate and at the base of the doors. It features the same grille as the Thunder albeit without the red accents, standard LED headlights, black mirror caps and a binliner. Additional exterior specs include so-called easy-lift tailgate, a black tubular sports bar and side steps.

Unique to the FX4 is red stitching on the dashboard, steering wheel and gear lever, FX4 branded headrests and FX4 floor mats.

Ford Ranger FX4 interior

Inside, the SYNC 3 eight-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto comes as standard, but does without satellite navigation as per the XLT.

Other specifications include:

  • Dual-Zone climate control
  • Hill Launch Assist
  • Trailer Sway Control
  • Roll-Over Mitigation
  • Dual USB ports
  • A reverse camera
  • Rear parking sensors and push-button start.

 

How much does a Ford Ranger FX4 cost?

The Ranger FX4 is available in five colours; Frozen White, Agate Black, Moondust Silver, Sea Grey and Race Red.

It is priced at R618 900 and R687 900 for the four-wheel-drive, a premium of R30 000 over the XLT.

A four year/120 000 km warranty and five year/90 000 km service plan is standard on both.

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