Ford has dished out an exclusive Ranger model that is not only sporty looking but has also been practically improved when compared to standard models – meet the new Ford Ranger Thunder.
The exclusive limited edition touch has been given to the XLT and XLS Ranger models Ford only, with both models benefitting from exclusively sporty exterior bits that include a revised honeycomb-style front grille incorporating red accents for the side “nostrils”, black detailing for the side mirror housings, and bold three-dimensional “Thunder” nomenclature at the base of the front doors and on the rear tailgate. New 18-inch multi-spoke alloy wheels finished in black and the Wildtrak sorced sports hoop fitted now gains a red insert that adds further stylistic flair.
The interior gains a black leather finish with red contrast stitching that adorns the seats (with “Thunder “ decals emroided in red), dashboard, steering wheel, gear lever and handbrake shrouds. In signifying its exclusivity, the new front leather seats feature bold “Thunder” decals embroidered in red. The Thunder also benefits from a practicality upgrade as well, which includes a lockable “Mountain Top” black roller shutter and a cargo area management system with a bed divider, both of which are offered as standard on the ranger ‘Thunder’.
The Ranger Thunder models are exclusively available in Sea Grey, Frozen White, Absolute Black and Moondust Silver. As with the Wildtrak and Ranger Raptor, the Thunder is powered the same 175kW/500Nm 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ford Ranger 3.2 TDCI Double Cab Thunder 6AT 4X2: R711, 600.00
Ford Ranger 2.0 BiT Double Cab Thunder 10AT 4X2: R736, 000.00
Ford Ranger 2.0 BiT Double Cab Thunder 10AT 4X4: R787, 000.00
All models come standard with Ford Protect, comprising a 4-yr/120 000km comprehensive warranty, 3-yr/unlimited distance roadside assistance and 5-yr/unlimited km corrosion warranty. A 6-yr/90 000km service plan is included, with 15 000km service intervals.