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2017-12-06 08:10

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 • Specification upgrades for Ford Ranger
 • Eye-catching Fx4 option on wider range
 • Front Park Assist for XLT versions
 • Optional spray-in bed liner 

Pretoria - Ford South Africa has introduced enhancements for its Ranger bakkie, locally produced at its Silverton Assembly in Pretoria.

Front Park Assist is now fitted standard on all Ranger XLT and Fx4 derivatives, complement existing rear sensors with rear-view camera.

Limited edition Fx4

The limited-edition Fx4 derivative – previously only available on the Ranger 3.2 Double Cab XLT 4x4 – has proven popular among South African customers.

Tracey Delate, General Manager of marketing at Ford SA, said: "Based on strong customer feedback and demand, the Fx4 treatment is now available in limited quantities on all XLT Double Cab derivatives, including the 2.2 and 3.2-litre models, in both manual and automatic transmissions. This makes the unique and thoroughly distinctive Fx4 styling available to more of our Ranger customers."

The Ranger Fx4 incorporates a number of styling changes, including attractive black finishes for the radiator grille, foglights, side-mirrors, roof rails, as well as the door and tailgate handles.

The 17” alloy wheels are supplied in an eye-catching black finish, with the same treatment for the side steps, rear bumper and special Fx4 tubular sports bar located in the load bay which features a fitted bed liner. Unique Fx4 decals provide an additional distinguishing touch.

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Spray-in bed liner

For the first time, the Ranger will also be available with a spray-in bed liner direct from the factory as an added-cost option. Ford said: "As a Genuine Ford Accessory Spray-in product, it is fully tested and approved according to Ford’s stringent engineering specifications, and has been used on the Ford F150 produced at the Kansas City Assembly Plant in the US since 2008.

"The liner is a Polyurea-based two-component material that provides rugged durability and anti-slip protection for the loadbed, and is more aesthetically pleasing than some aftermarket solutions currently available. For added convenience, minor and major repairs to the spray-in liner can be done at Ford dealerships." 

The liner is covered by the Ranger’s standard four-year/120 000km warranty.

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