2017 Ford Ranger FX4 special edition now on sale in Australia

A new special edition Ford Ranger has been announced to spice up the Australian range, called the Ranger FX4. It adds a number of bespoke highlights and fashion-conscious accessories.

Based on the Ranger PX Mk II XLT variant, the FX4 builds on the rugged-and-ready foundations of the popular dual-cab ute and adds the fashionable dark theme via a number of trimmings.

As such, it comes with 18-inch Stark Grey alloy wheels, black roof rails, a black bonnet and tailgate decals, black sports bar and rear bumper, side steps and door handles, and a front grille in… you guessed it, black.

Ford has applied a number of FX4 badges and logos around the vehicle to help further distinguish it from the regular XLT, while buyers are given the choice of only four paint colours; Frozen white, Ingot silver, Magnetic, and Shadow black.

Inside isn’t left untouched, as Ford Australia has added in leather-accented seats with FX4 branding, front and rear carpet mats, and various other black highlights to help it match the exterior.

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As with the regular Ranger XLT, power comes from a 3.2-litre turbo-diesel five-cylinder engine producing 147kW and 470Nm. When optioned with the six-speed auto, the part-time four-wheel drive dual-cab ute offers an official combined cycle fuel consumption rate of 8.7L/100km.

Ford is launching the FX4 on the market this month, with prices starting from the following (excludes on-road costs. Price difference from regular XLT in brackets):

2017 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 dual-cab manual – $58,915 (up from $55,415)
2017 Ford Ranger XLT FX4 dual-cab auto – $61,115 (up from $57,615)

Brett is the editor and founder of PerformanceDrive. He's obsessed with driving, having played with Matchbox cars until he was tall enough to drive a real one. After initially working as a mechanic, Brett earned a degree in journalism and entered media as an editorial assistant at Top Gear Australia magazine. He then worked at CarAdvice. His dream is to live next door to the Nurburgring in Germany.