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Special edition Ford Ranger added to line-up

By Matt Raudonikis, 18 Aug 2016 News

Special edition Ford Ranger added to line-up

Special Edition XLS broadens the Ranger’s appeal.

FORD Australia has slipped a Special Edition model in to its Ranger ute line-up, with an XLS-grade Ranger coming loaded with extras.

It’s a timely addition to the hot-selling Ranger range, and it coincides with Holden’s revelation of its updated Colorado line-up.

Ford ranger xls front

The Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition gets extras that would normally add $4900 to the base price, but for the regular XLS it’s just a $2500 hike.

Available only in double-cab ute variants, the XLS Special Edition sells for $49,970 with the six-speed manual and $52,190 with six-speed automatic transmission.

Polished sports barGenuine accessories that come on the Special Edition Ranger XLS include a polished sports bar, genuine Ford 3500kg rated tow-bar, side steps, and a load bed and tailgate.

Special edition Ford Ranger trayCEO and president of Ford of Australia, Graeme Whickman, said of the new Ranger: “Already considered one of the most capable and desirable pick-up trucks on the market, we expect the Ranger 4x4 XLS Special Edition will help us narrow the gap to Toyota even further, with Ranger 4x4 now only 172 units behind the Hilux 4x4 year-to-date (July 2016).”

Ford ranger xls bumperIn fact, in July this year, more Rangers found new homes than Hiluxes (2357 v 2311). It has been a tight battle between the two off-road warriors this year, and the nail-biting dual for best-selling ute of 2016 should go right down to the wire.

The Ranger XLS 4x4 is available now from Ford dealerships.