RTR Vehicles in the United States has revealed its take on the Ford Ranger, improving the bakkie’s off-road ability and adding a handful of styling elements.
Offered at “select Ford dealers globally”, the company says the dealer-installed package can be applied to almost any Ranger trim level.
The Ranger gains the signature RTR grille (complete with LEDs), fender flares (with the front items including intake induction points) and an RTR graphics package. The upgrade furthermore includes a Fox 2.0 suspension kit, Nitto Ridge Grappler tyres and 17-inch RTR Tech 6 off-road wheels. A floor liner and numbered plaque are also included inside.
In addition, a Ford Performance cat-back exhaust has been fitted, although the 2,3-litre EcoBoost engine (standard in North America, mated with a ten-speed automatic transmission and offering 201 kW and 420 N.m) has been left untouched.
In the US, the package costs $9 800 (that’s around R145 000), excluding an optional leather upgrade.
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