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Ford updates Ranger dual cab ute – prices stay the same

By Which Car Staff, 27 Jun 2017 Car News

Ford updates Ranger dual cab ute – prices stay the same

The Blue Oval makes equipment additions to the Ranger

If you are one of the thousands of Australians buying a new dual-cab ute each month, Ford is hoping a selection of trim upgrades to its models will help you choose the Ranger over other rivals.

In response to direct customer feedback, leather seats, black leather accents, and leather door trim inserts will now become an option of the 4x2 and 4x4 XLT dual cab.

Ford has slapped a list price of $1650 on the hide pack but that doesn’t include dealer deliver fees and statutory charges.

“Our engineers and designers have listened to what customers really want, taking their feedback and building it into an already superb range,” said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford Australia.

“The Ranger is a class-leading vehicle … but customers can truly see that Ford is listening and aiming to produce the best vehicles possible,” added Whickman.

More than 4000 Rangers were sold in May alone, almost outselling rival Toyota’s Hilux. Ford sells more 4x4 versions of the Ranger than does Hilux, but Toyota sells more 4x2 versions of the Hilux.

The flagship Wildtrak model has also undergone some small tweaks, with the front and rear seat design and quality being improved to better resist staining. The seats will now also have less front cushion overhang to improve comfort.

An outside temperature gauge will now be available on all models except the XL Plus, and all models have improved cup holder designs.

XLS models will no longer have outer tie down hooks to help achieve a sleeker exterior design.

Prices will remain the same across the model range, and the changes are effective immediately.