Slotting between the workhorse Base and XL models at the affordable end of the pricing spectrum, and the luxuriously-appointed XLT and feature-rich Wildtrak on the premium end of the scale, the Ranger XLS line represents the ideal middle ground for all manner of applications.
The new Chrome Styling Pack adds a generous dose of styling flair to the 10 XLS derivatives available locally, encompassing the industrious Single Cab, versatile SuperCab and family-oriented Double Cab body styles.
The optional Chrome Styling Pack adds approximately R20 000 worth of styling and feature upgrades to the Ranger XLS line-up with no increase in the recommended purchase price.
The Chrome Styling Pack certainly sets the Ranger XLS apart from the traditional workhorse variants in the mid and lower-specification model lines. The treatment is particularly effective in highlighting the attractive design attributes that were introduced with the New Ranger, launched earlier this year. In place of the matt grey finishes previously used for the XLS models, the front boasts a bright chrome trapezoidal grille with twin horizontal bars that take pride of place in the centre.
A chrome finish also adorns the exterior mirror housings, door handles, practical rear step bumper and tailgate handle. Adding to the muscular character of the Ranger is a standard stainless steel sports bar with integrated high-mount stop light.
Enabling a further level of personalization, the trendy 17-inch six-spoke alloy wheels used on the Ranger XLT are also now available as a no-cost option on the XLS in place of the standard model’s 16-inch rims. Customers are given the choice of traditional silver or bold gloss black finishes.