Ford is launching a new Ranger Black Edition to celebrate the vehicle’s success as Europe’s top selling bakkie in July, with 23 100 units sold.
The automaker has not released prices yet but the Ranger Black Edition will be on display at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, from 12 September.
The Ford Ranger Black Edition stands out from other Ranger Limited models by having all the chrome bits replaced with an Absolute Black finish, which is carried through to the grille, sports bar, alloy wheels, and other exterior detailing.
Only 2 500 units will be available, all of them double cabs based on the Limited series.
Standard equipment specification includes the Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system, with an 8-inch touchscreen display, sat nav, reverse camera, front parking sensors, dual-zone climate control and leather seat trim.
“Ranger customers appreciate the vehicle’s tough, go-anywhere capability, and its rugged good looks, and we expect this attractive new limited series to be snapped up within weeks”, said Ford of Europe’s General Manager for Commercial Vehicles, Hans Schep.
There is no word yet as to whether South Africa may get the special edition Ranger Black to compete directly withe the Toyota Hilux Black that is available locally.