Standard Ford Ranger bakkie look a little tame to you? Well, Urban Automotive has a solution. The UK-based tuner, better known for modifying Range Rovers, has turned its attention to the double-cab variant of the bakkie, revealing the “Urban Ranger” with a handful of brawny exterior updates.
The most notable additions to this beefed-up Ranger double-cab are the mesh-design front grille, replete with an Urban Automotive crest; and the extended wheel arches, which give the pick-up an imposing stance. Sited beneath the latter items are satin black 18-inch “Muscle” wheels, which are wrapped in BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres.
New daytime running lights and a “Blade” LED taillamp package are standard fitment, too. Furthermore, the colour-coded side mirrors and rear bumper are finished to match. The side steps and roof bars, meanwhile, are painted in satin black. Rear privacy glass completes the package.
Optional extras, such as bespoke exterior hues and lighting arrangements, are also on offer. As for the cabin, an upgraded audio system can be specified.
For the record, the Milton Keynes-based tuner has made no modifications to the engine. The bakkie you see here employs Ford’s turbocharged 3,2-litre five-cylinder diesel engine, which is good for 147 kW and 470 N.m of torque.
Urban Automotive says converting a standard Ranger into an "Urban Ranger" will cost you £5 750. At the current exchange rate, that’s about R105 000 on top of the price of the donor pick-up.