Ford Ranger MY17 Gets Minor Updates

Ford Ranger MY17 Gets Minor Updates

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Ford’s Ranger is the best selling 4X4 in Australia so far this year, outselling the Toyota HiLux in the first five months of 2017 and Ford want to keep it riding that wave.

In what it claims is a direct response to customer feedback, Ford will now offer a new black leather option on all 4X2 and 4X4 XLT Double Cab variants. The leather do-over includes ‘accented’ seats (front and rear) and leather door trim inserts.

In addition to the new leather option, a range of enhancements have been introduced across the Ranger line-up, including seat design refinements for the Wildtrak, a temperature display upgrade for all models (except the XL Plus), upgraded cup holders and the removal of outer tie downs on the XLS model.

“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 Wildtrak’s seating tweaks include less piping, a shorter front cushion overhang and changes to the fabric to better resist soiling and staining.

The External Temperature Display with Frost/Ice Warning, was previously only available on XLT and Wildtrak, but will now be standard across all variants (excluding XL Plus).

All Ranger models will have ‘fingers’ added to cup holders to better secure bottles and cups and the XLS models will lose their crappy looking black plastic outer tie down hooks.

The upgrades are effective immediately and there are no changes to the current Ranger’s retail pricing. The XLT leather accented interior option carries a $1,650 price tag.

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