Ford’s tough truck gets even more tough as it adds a worksite-ready model to its strong-selling line-up of Ranger utes.
The Ranger XL Plus sits just above the base spec XL and has additional equipment required for many industry fleets. Equipment includes a 75Ah battery, a secondary 80Ah deep-cycle battery – with isolator – mounted in the tray, expanded wiring harness and switch bezel in the cabin, DRLs, mud flaps, 3500kg tow bar, 17-inch steel wheels with Continental 265/65 R17 All Terrain tyres and heavy-duty canvas seat covers. A five-star ANCAP-rated steel bull bar is available as a factory option.
The Ranger XL Plus is available in Single Cab Chassis ($46,280), Double Cab Chassis ($51,760) and Double Cab Pick-up models ($52,760), adding from $6400 to the price of the base XL manual model.
All Ranger XL Plus models come with the five-cylinder 3.2-litre turbo diesel engines with six-speed automatic transmissions.
“These industries have very specific demands on their vehicles so that’s why we created the Ranger 4x4 XL Plus,” Graeme Whickman, Ford Australia Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service, said. “It will be a popular addition to mining industry and business sector fleets but we also expect there to be strong support from private customers who have a particular need for this type of vehicle.”
The Ranger XL Plus has no additional Roll Over Protection System (ROPS) as specified by many mining and exploration companies, but has a five-star ANCAP safety rating.
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