Work ready Ford Ranger 4×4 XL Plus joins ute family
A new tough and work-ready variant will join Ford’s Ranger line-up. Dubbed the Ranger 4X4 XL Plus, the new model is offered is a number of body styles and sits above the equivalent XL model in the range.
The Ranger 4×4 XL Plus offers a host of unique trade friendly features, including: expanded wiring harness and switch bezel, a front battery with 75 amp hours and an additional second battery with 80 amp hours deep cycle discharge Gel battery with second battery isolator.
Additionally, the 4×4 XL Plus is also fitted with moulded black bumpers, 4×4 shields, mud flaps, a tow bar that is rated at 3,500kgs, daytime running lights, 17inch steel wheels with Continental All-Terrain tyres and heavy duty canvas seat covers. Dual cab models are also equipped with running boards. A steel bull-bar is offered as a cost option.
As the name suggests, the newest Ranger armed with 4×4 and a locking rear differential. A 3.2 litre five-cylinder turbo diesel and a six speed automatic work in harmony to propel the truck and any cargo.
Ford Australia Vice President of Marketing, Sales and Service, Graeme Whickman said the Ranger 4×4 XL was designed in consultation with a number of heavy industries, including the mining industry.
“These industries have very specific demands on their vehicles so that’s why we created the Ranger 4×4 XL Plus. It will be a popular addition to mining industry and business sector fleets but we also expect there to be strong support from private customers who have a particular need for this type of vehicle.” Whickham explained.
The new Ranger is due to arrive in local Ford showrooms from May 2014.
A price guide for the Ford Ranger 4×4 XL Plus is provided below:
|XL Plus Single Cab Chassis 3.2L (AT)||$46,280|
|XL Plus Double Cab Chassis 3.2L (AT)||$51,760|
|XL Plus Double Cab Pick-up 3.2L (AT)||$52,760|