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by David Zalstein

The local Ford Ranger line-up has been expanded with the addition of the new fleet-focused four-wheel-drive XL Plus variant.

Starting at $46,280 and available in single- and double-cab chassis and double-cab pick-up body styles, Ford says the Ranger 4×4 XL Plus has been specifically developed to “fulfil the needs of the mining industry, key government agencies, as well as private Ranger customers”.

With these sectors in mind, the new Ford Ranger 4×4 XL Plus features a locking rear differential, 3500kg-rated tow bar, 4×4 shields, moulded black bumpers, mud flaps and 17-inch steel wheels with all-terrain Continental tyres.

Daytime running lights, running boards (double-cab only) and heavy duty canvas seat covers also feature in the XL-based model, along with an expanded wiring harness, a second battery and a second battery isolator. A steel bull bar is optional and does not affect the model’s five-star ANCAP safety rating.

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The Ranger’s existing 147kW/470Nm 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine and six-speed automatic transmission carry over, as do Bluetooth connectivity and cruise control.

On sale from May, the new Ford Ranger 4×4 XL Plus joins a revised 2014 range that also now adds side airbags to the 2.2-litre four-cylinder petrol-powered 4×2 XL single-cab chassis – now up $650 – and satellite navigation to 4×2 and 4×4 XLT variants – up $500.

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2014 Ford Ranger range:

Ford Ranger 4×2 XL single cab chassis 2.2L now with side airbags – $24,390 (+$650)
Ford Ranger 4×2 XL single cab chassis 2.2L Hi-Rider – $28,740
Ford Ranger 4×2 XL single cab pick-up 2.2L – $24,740
Ford Ranger 4×2 XL super cab chassis 2.2L Hi-Rider (AT) – $33,240
Ford Ranger 4×2 XLT super cab pick-up 3.2L Hi-Rider (AT) now with sat-nav – $44,240 (+$500)
Ford Ranger 4×2 XL double cab chassis 2.2L Hi-Rider (AT) – $35,990
Ford Ranger 4×2 XL double cab pick-up 2.2L Hi-Rider – $34,990
Ford Ranger 4×2 XLT double cab pick-up 3.2L Hi-Rider now with sat-nav – $44,990 (+$500)

Ford Ranger 4×4 XL single cab chassis 2.2L – $38,390
Ford Ranger 4×4 XL single cab chassis 3.2L – $40,890
Ford Ranger 4×4 XL Plus single cab chassis 3.2L (AT) – $46,280 (New Model)
Ford Ranger 4×4 XL super cab chassis 3.2L – $43,390 Ford Ranger 4×4 XL super cab pick-up 3.2L – $44,390
Ford Ranger 4×4 XLT super cab pick-up 3.2L now with sat-nav – $51,890 (+$500)
Ford Ranger 4×4 XL double cab chassis 2.2L – $42,890
Ford Ranger 4×4 XL double cab pick-up 2.2L – $43,890
Ford Ranger 4×4 XL double cab chassis 3.2L – $45,390
Ford Ranger 4×4 XL Plus double cab chassis 3.2L (AT) – $51,760 (new model)
Ford Ranger 4×4 XL double cab pick-up 3.2L – $46,390
Ford Ranger 4×4 XL Plus double cab pick-up 3.2L (AT) – $52,760 (new model)
Ford Ranger 4×4 XLS double cab pick-up 2.2L – $45,590
Ford Ranger 4×4 XLS double cab pick-up 3.2L – $48,090
Ford Ranger 4×4 XLT double cab pick-up 3.2L now with sat-nav – $53,890 (+$500)
Ford Ranger 4×4 Wildtrak double cab pick-up 3.2L – $57,390




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