The ever increasing range of Ford Ranger special editions appears to have no end in sight. Enter the FX4.
Ford has been working the sticker and mag departments hard of late to throw out as many special edition Rangers as they can produce. Aside from the bold Wildtrak, Ford has since produced the Thunder, XL Sport and now the FX4.
The FX4 nameplate was available in the pre-facelift Ranger as an add-on kit for the XLT model in order to give it a little more stage presence. The same goes for this time around as it appears the FX4 gets its own front bumper, grille, side mirrors, blacked-out wheels and unique sports bar that extends down the side of the loadbay. It’s hard not to notice the bright orange decal down the side of the doors, which are less subtle than the previous version which were dark stickers on a dark car. It appears this Frozen white colour scheme may be the only choice of colour too.
Exact details on the FX4 are shy at the moment as Ford only plans to launch the bakkie locally at the end of February 2021 but its website appears to have some details. The configurator only allows the specification of one engine currently, the 2.0-litre single turbodiesel unit from the XLT (132 kW and 420 Nm). It also appears that only the 10-speed automatic gearbox will be offered. The FX4 can be ordered in either 4x4 or 4x4 models and only as a double cab. Interestingly, the image on Ford’s local website shows the FX4 with a 3.2-litre badge on the side so we shall wait for further info regarding this engine’s availability on the FX4 version.
Inside, there's a soft-touch leather-trimmed dashboard, along with leather for the steering wheel, gear lever, and seats – all finished with striking red stitching. FX4 logos embossed on front seats are a cool touch.
We will soon have specific details around the interior of the FX4 but as this is an accessory kit for the XLT model, expect it to be similarly equipped inside. Navigation is not included on the FX4 but Apple Carplay and Android Auto work just fine on Ford’s infotainment system.
Ford Ranger FX4 Pricing
Ford Ranger 2.0 Single Turbo Double Cab XLT FX4 10AT 4x2 - R618 900
Ford Ranger 2.0 Single Turbo Double Cab XLT FX4 10AT 4x4 - R687 900