RANGER RE­CEIVES IN­TE­RIOR RE­FRESH

FORD ACTS ON BUYER FEED­BACK FOR POP­U­LAR RANGER.

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FORD Aus­tralia has raised the spec on its al­ready top-sell­ing Ranger ute mod­els. Tak­ing feed­back from cus­tomers want­ing a more pre­mium prod­uct, the com­pany now of­fers a leather­trim op­tion on all 4x2 and 4x4 XLT Dou­ble Cab vari­ants for $1650. The black hide is ap­plied to accents on the front and rear seats and door­trim in­serts.

On Ranger Wild­trak mod­els, which al­ready have leather-ac­cented seats as stan­dard, the seats will have less pip­ing to resist stain­ing and a shorter front cush­ion to im­prove com­fort.

“Our engi­neers and de­sign­ers have lis­tened to what cus­tomers re­ally want, tak­ing their feed­back and build­ing it into an al­ready su­perb range,” Graeme Whick­man, Pres­i­dent and CEO, Ford Aus­tralia said.

Other changes to the 2017 Ranger lineup in­clude a tem­per­a­ture dis­play up­grade for all mod­els, ex­cept the XL Plus, up­graded cup hold­ers to bet­ter grip cups, and the re­moval of outer tie downs on the tubs on the XLS vari­ants.

Ac­cord­ing to VFACTS fig­ures, to the end of May 2017, 4x4 Ranger leads 4x4 Hilux with 14,114 sales to Toy­ota’s 13,202, and if the growth in Ranger sales con­tin­ues to go sky­wards it could be Aus­tralia’s best­selling new car over­all come year’s end.

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