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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 | new car sales price

Ford Australia has revealed pricing and specification details for its Ranger FX4 special edition that will arrive in showrooms later this month from $58,915 before on-road costs for the six-speed manual variant.

Based on the XLT grade from the Blue Oval’s pick-up range, the FX4 commands a $3500 premium and scores a series of blacked-out visual changes for the extra cost that help toughen up the Ranger’s looks.

Black treatments have been applied externally to the roof rails, sports bar, rear bumper, side steps, door handles, unique grille, foglight bezels, exterior mirrors, and fenders alongside some interior highlights.

The special edition is also distinguished by its bonnet and tailgate decal wraps with FX4-branded side decals, which help set apart the special edition from other Rangers.

Larger 18-inch Stark Grey alloy wheels – which feature a unique design for the FX4 – are also fitted, in addition to leather-accented branded seats with front and rear carpet mats.

The Ranger line-up accounted for 36,934 of its sales in Australia last year.

Buyers can also opt for a six-speed automatic transmission with their special edition, which is offered from $61,115. 

A 3.2-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder engine carries over from the rest of the Ranger line-up, producing 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque.

Exterior paint colours that are exclusively offered with the Ranger FX4 include Frozen White, Ingot Silver, Magnetic and Shadow Black.

The FX4 follows the Ranger XLS Special Edition that was released in August last year and was offered with $4900 worth of accessories for an additional $2500.

Ford’s Ranger line-up accounted for 36,934 of its sales in Australia last year – representing a 26 per cent increase over the prior year – which made it the fourth-best selling vehicle in the country overall.

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