Ford Ranger FX4 Lands In SA: Pricing Announced

It's not the first time seeing the FX4 badge, upon it's return it looks more desirable and features more tech.
It's not the first time seeing the FX4 badge, upon it's return it looks more desirable and features more tech.

The sporty Ford Ranger FX4 has landed in SA and Ford South Africa has announced pricing. We’ve seen the badge before back in 2017, but this time around the car looks more desirable than ever.

The Ford Ranger FX4 has some unique styling cues that distinguish it from the rest of the Ranger model range. It features a sporty black mesh grille, black mirrors and door handles, black 18-inch alloy wheels, extended-leg tubular sports bar and practical drop-in bedliner with 12-volt power socket. Customers have an option of choosing between 5 distinctive colours: Sea Grey, Frozen White, Race Red, Agate Black and Moondust Silver.

Inside it’s also a unique affair, Ford says it has a premium cabin that features soft-touch leather-trimmed dashboard, leather steering wheel, leather gear lever and seats – all finished with striking red stitching. Ford has also added FX4 logos which are embossed on front seats add further flair. The FX4 comes with a host of standard equipment including dual-zone automatic climate control, keyless Passive Entry and Passive Start, a rear-view parking camera, and front and rear sensors to aid manoeuvrability in tight parking spaces. It comes standard with SYNC®3  and is controlled via an 8-inch touch screen which supports Apple CarPlay and Android Auto via USB coonection.

Powering the FX4 is a 2.0-litre Single Turbo diesel engine that produces 132kW and 420Nm of torque. It is mated to Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic transmission. The Ranger FX4 can be specified in 4×2 or 4×4 models, both of which are equipped with an electronic differential lock as standard. The 4×4 derivative gains shift-on-the-fly engagement of the four-wheel drive system, along with Hill Descent Control.

Additional active safety features include Electronic Stability Programme with Traction Control, Hill Launch Assist, Roll-over Mitigation, Adaptive Load Control, Trailer Sway Control and ABS brakes with Electronic Brakeforce Distribution and Emergency Brake Assist.

In terms of tech, the FX4 spearheads the launch of FordPass Connect on all Ranger XL, XLS, XLT, Wildtrak and Ranger Raptor models – providing innovative remote command and control functionality through the FordPass app, plus an extensive range of convenient alert, service scheduling and information tools.


2.0 Single Turbo FX4 10AT 4×2 R618 900

2.0 Single Turbo FX4 10AT 4×4 R687 900

Malusi Msomi
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