- New Ford Ranger Black Edition pickup launches at Frankfurt Motor Show
- Striking de-chromed exterior with black detailing
- Impressive specification as standard
- Limited edition of just 2,500 units
THERE will be a new pickup on show when the Frankfurt Motor Show opens next week. The Ford Ranger Black Edition is coming.
Based on the popular Limited series the Black Edition is a Double Cab pickup that will be offered on a very limited basis. Just 2,500 will be built.
Finished in a distinctive colour scheme the Ford Ranger Black Edition is designed to stand out. Quite an achievement considering the distinctive colour scheme is entirely black, hence the name.
Every little bit of chrome trim has been removed to give the Black Edition an imposing character. The radiator grille, alloy wheels, sports bar, and exterior detailing are all black. The paintwork is black. About the only thing that isn’t black is the blue Ford badge. It looks fantastic, and we suspect quite intimidating should one unexpectedly appear in your rear view mirror.
The Ford Ranger Black Edition is equally impressive on the inside, albeit for a different reason. Being based on the Limited series the level of specification is already quite high. A Ford SYNC 3 infotainment system with eight inch touchscreen, dual-zone climate control, and leather trim already feature. The Black Edition builds on that with SatNav, front parking sensors and rear view camera making it onto the list of standard equipment.
The Ford Ranger is currently Europe’s top selling pickup – in excess of 23,000 sold so far this year – with sales up 12% on last year. This highlights a growing trend amongst small businesses and SMEs to consider a pickup as a viable alternative to both a car and a van. Practicality, versatility, an increasing level of specification, and tax considerations all play a part.
Ford has already said they expect the Black Edition to be snapped up within weeks so if you are interested you don’t have a lot of time. The Frankfurt Motor Show kicks off on Thursday 14 September and they could all be sold by the end of the month.