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2017 Ford Ranger FX4 revealed

By David Bonnici, 16 Feb 2017 Car News

2017 Ford Ranger FX4

Ford has introduced a new variant of its top-selling ute that bridges the gap between the blue-collar XLT double cab and Wildtrak showboat.

Ford Australia has released a special edition Ranger based on its XLT double cab that switches the tradie attire for some swish weekend wear.

The Ford Ranger FX4 sits between the Ranger XLT and range-topping Wildtrak in the big-selling ute’s line-up and comes with a range of aesthetic enhancements including:

  • 18-inch stark grey alloy wheels
  • Black roof rails
  • Black bonnet and tailgate decal wraps
  • Side decals with ‘FX4’ branding
  • Black sports bar, rear bumper, side steps and door handles
  • Black accents including the grille, fog lamp surrounds and wing mirrors
  • Leather accented ‘FX4’ branded seats
  • Front and rear carpet mats
  • Black interior highlights

2017 Ford Ranger FX4

Ford has also added its latest SYNC 3 infotainment platform with 8-inch display with ‘pinch and swipe’ capacitive touch technology and access to Apple CarPlay or Android Auto.

The FX4 is available in four exclusive exterior colours – frozen white, ingot silver, magnetic and shadow black.

Ford Australia president and CEO Graeme Whickman said the company “developed the Ranger FX4 for our customers that are a bit bolder than most and make use of the towing and payload capabilities of the Ranger XLT”.

Performance remains the same as the XLT, with the 147kW/470Nm 5-cylinder 3.2-litre turbo diesel engine, a choice of six-speed manual transmission and automatic transmissions and 3500kg towing capacity.

2017 Ford Ranger FX4

The FX4 costs $3500 more than the XLT and puts it within a few hundred dollars’ striking distance of the Wildtrak.

It is currently arriving in showrooms around Australia.

Ford Ranger FX4 pricing

FX4 4x4 Double Pick-up, 3.2-litre, 6-speed manual – $58,915

FX4 4x4 Double Pick-up, 3.2-litre, 6-speed automatic – $61,115