- 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
- The Ford Ranger is Europe’s No.1 selling pickup
THE exclusive Ford Ranger Black Edition is a new pickup truck aimed at gangsters, assassins, small businesses, and SMEs.
Those first two might not be true, but it sets a suitable tone for the Black Edition.
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 built.
Finished in a distinctive colour scheme the Ford Ranger Black Edition is designed to stand out. Given that the distinctive colour scheme is entirely black – hence the name – it stands out by being menacingly cool. Or coolly menacing, it works both ways.
Every little bit of chrome trim has been removed from the Ranger to give the Black Edition an imposing look. 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 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 – more than 23,000 units so far this year – with sales up 12% on last year. This highlights the growing trend amongst small businesses and SMEs to consider a pickup truck 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 it’s possible Ford could have sold them all by the end of the month.