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Ford’s Ranger model range has expanded thanks to the availability of the new limited edition Ford Ranger Fx4 model. The Fx4 badge is derived from the Ford F-Series pick-ups in the United States, and reinforces the “Built Ford Tough” DNA that defines the Ford Ranger. The Ranger Fx4 is based on the very popular 3.2-litre XLT Double Cab 4×4, and introduces an attention-grabbing array of styling enhancements.

The Ranger Fx4 incorporates a number of distinctive styling changes, including attractive black finishes for the radiator grille, fog lamp bezels, exterior mirrors, roof rails, as well as the door and tailgate handles. The 17″ alloy wheels are supplied in an Panther Black finish. The same colour is adopted for the side steps, rear bumper and special Fx4 tubular sports bar located in the load bay – the latter protected by a fitted bedliner. To round off the design, unique Fx4 decals are applied on the sides and rear tailgate.

The Ranger Fx4 is exclusively available in four colour choices: Frozen White, Moondust Silver, Sea Grey and Panther Black. The limited-edition Ranger Fx4 is only available on 4×4 derivatives. It can be ordered with the six-speed manual or automatic transmission options.

The Fx4 features the latest-generation SYNC 3 with Navigation infotainment system. This incorporates all the benefits of the innovative SYNC 3 system introduced last year, with the addition of a comprehensive suite of integrated navigation functions accessible via the 8″ touch screen and a wide range of voice commands.

Recommended Retail Prices:

Ford Ranger Fx4 3.2 TDCi Double Cab 6MT 4×4 R593 900
Ford Ranger Fx4 3.2 TDCi Double Cab 6AT 4×4 R608 900

All models come standard with Ford Protect, including a four-year or 120 000km comprehensive warranty, five-year or 100 000km service plan, three-year or unlimited km roadside assistance and five-year or unlimited km corrosion warranty.

Service intervals are every 20 000km, with free 4×4 training provided with the purchase of any Ranger 4×4 model.

In other motoring related news, Mercedes-Benz recently celebrated the world première of its new S-Class  at the Auto Shanghai (19 to 28 April).