Ford has introduced a high-spec special edition of its flagship Ranger pick-up: the Ranger Thunder. Billed as having the capability and versatility of the range-topping Wildtrak trim, but with an exclusive new look, the Thunder arrives as a limited edition, with just 4,500 models built and only 1,400 coming to the UK.
The Thunder joins a growing Ranger range,
which Ford proudly says had its strongest sales year yet in 2019, with 52,500
units sold across Europe. But what does this new premium pick-up have to offer?
With the tagline: ‘Force of nature’, the new Ford Ranger Thunder is designed to turn heads, and boasts bespoke styling and extra kit. It features stylish Sea Grey paintwork with signature red ‘Thunder’ highlights, including accents around the front grille, rear roll bar and new black mesh grille. Bespoke black 18-inch alloy wheels, black rear bumper, black side steps, and three-dimensional-effect Thunder badging tie everything together to create a premium design that demands attention.
Black trim can also be found on the front grille and fog light surrounds, as well as the door handles. There are also new LED headlights and tinted lamp clusters – the headlights and brake lights sit in darkened bezels. As an option, you can also have a black Mountain Top powder-coated roller shutter for the rear load bed.
Take your rightful seat in the Ranger Thunder’s cabin to discover a raised driving position and clean design, and get ready to feel the power and excitement! The colour scheme and premium materials continue inside, unifying the overall Thunder design. The Ebony leather seats are finished in black, with red stitching to the seats, steering wheel and instrument panel, while the load bed can be specified with a black roller shutter and divider. Black floor mats come as standard, along with sill tread plates that are illuminated red.
Under the bonnet, the Ranger Thunder gets the same 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine as the off-road performance model, the Ranger Raptor, plus a 10-speed automatic gearbox and four-wheel-drive as standard.