There are an awful lot more Pick Ups driving up and down the roads of this green and pleasant land of ours than there were just a few short years ago as the car buying public are becoming far more tuned in to the benefits on offer from this most unique vehicle. With one of the most popular being that on offer from the famous blue oval, it’s no real surprise to hear that Ford is unveiling their exclusive new Ranger Black Edition at the Frankfurt Motor Show, offering customers of Europe’s No.1 selling pickup a distinctive new version with a striking colour-coded appearance.
Ford have confirmed to MotorMartin that the Black Edition model is based on the popular Limited series, and features a de-chromed body in Absolute Black with a black finish for the radiator grille, alloy wheels, sports bar and exterior detailing. The production run will be restricted to just 2,500 units and will be offered in Double Cab bodystyle only.
The Ranger Black Edition standard equipment specification includes satellite navigation, front parking sensors and rear view camera, adding to the Limited series features such as Ford SYNC 3 multimedia system with 8-inch touchscreen, dual-zone electronic climate control, leather seat trim, and power-folding, heated door mirrors.
“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,” shared Hans Schep, general manager, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe to MotorMartin recently.
It really is no surprise to those of us working up on the top floor of MotorMartin Towers that the Ford Ranger is Europe’s top selling pickup with sales of 23,100 for July 2017 year-to-date, an increase of 12.1 per cent over the prior year, and marking the best year for Ranger since launch.
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