The Ford Ranger Black Edition Pick-Up arrives with black makeover for Ford’s best-selling pick-up and extra equipment. Just 2,500 available.
With the Mercedes X-Class Pick-up arriving soon – and all makers of pick-ups looking to grab a piece of the market for car-like Pick-ups – it’s no surprise to see special editions arriving.
But rather than special editions offering greater payload or more practicality, special edition pick-ups – like this Ford Ranger Black Edition – are aimed purely at the leisure market, and business users who are seduced by the preferable BIK benefits of running a small truck.
The ‘Black Edition’ bit of the latest Ranger’s name should tell you that this is very much a cosmetic titivation, which it is, and with lots of stuff you’d expect to find in a decent SUV, and is based on the Ranger Limited spec, but it comes with every bit of chrome you can think of removed.
That means a black radiator grille, black alloy wheels, black sports bar and black exterior detailing, with the paint job – you’ve guessed – in Absolute Black.
Standard equipment for the Black Edition Ranger includes Sat Nav, rear view camera and front parking sensors, as well as the Ranger Limited stuff like Ford SYNC 3 multimedia with 8″ touchscreen, Climate, leather and electric heated door mirrors.
Ford hasn’t bothered telling us what engines will be available – although it will probably be a choice of the 158bhp 2.2 litre and 197bhp 3.2 litre – and nor how much they want for it.
We’re guessing it’ll be a touch over the £30k starting point for the Ranger Limited, although not much more so Ford can demonstrate the Black Edition is a real bargain.
No doubt we’ll get more details – including the Black Edition’s price – when Ford debut it at the Frankfurt Motor Show in a couple of weeks.