Ranger XLT leather

Ford Ranger Gets a Touch of Luxury

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Ford has responded to customer feedback and now offers leather on more models and a touch more convenience 

The Ford Ranger has had a facelift, but a very minor one at that. Ford says it has listened to consumer feedback and implemented a number of changes to make sure that passengers are more comfortable than ever.

The Ranger Wildtrak now gets new seats, and leather trim is now available as an $1,650 option on XLT 4×2 and 4×4 models and there are new and improved cup holders with secure “fingers” to stop your drink bottles and cups rolling around.

There’s also an outside temperature gauge now fitted to all models. Except the XL Plus. If buy the Ranger XL Plus you miss out.

Ford has also ditched the tie down hooks on the outside of the tub for improved aesthetics.

Prices remain unchanged.

“Our engineers and designers have listened to what customers really want, taking their feedback and building it into an already superb range,” said Graeme Whickman, President and CEO, Ford Australia.

“The Ranger is a class-leading vehicle, one that has already won back-to-back Drive Best Ute awards in 2015 and 2016 (XLT variant), but customers can truly see that Ford is listening and aiming to produce the best vehicles possible,” added Whickman.



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