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Ford Ranger Becomes Rugged with FX2 Package

Seeing how two in every three buyers of the Ranger are not satisfied with the stock car and opt for one of the available packages, American carmaker Ford throws into the mix yet another option for them to toy with: the FX2 Package.
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Designed for people who want or need a bit more punch from their two-wheel-drive pickup truck, the FX2 comes with a series of minor, yet potentially game-changing upgrades in terms of both styling and performance.

Those who opt to buy the FX2 will receive for their truck a series of visual tweaks, including front underbody guard, air dam-delete and 17- or available 18-inch off-road tires. On the inside, the Ranger adds the off-road cluster screen that shows info about the car’s pitch, roll, and yaw in real-time.

Of course, all these unnatural movements of a car can only be achieved with some specialized equipment. That’s why the Blue Oval’s engineers got under the car and fitted it with an electronic-locking rear differential and off-road-tuned suspension.

That’s for people who love off-roading, but believe they don't actually need four-wheel drive cars, as Ford Ranger’s marketing manager Brian Bell says.

“FX2 expands Ranger’s options for customers who want tough, off-road style with the functionality of a locking differential but don’t need four-wheel drive,” he stated.

“This is another way our customers can personalize Ranger to match their lifestyle while getting a great value.”

The FX2 Package for the new Ranger sells rather cheap, at $595, taxes not included. Deliveries for it are expected to begin this fall.

autoevolution got the chance to test the European version of the Ranger at an event near the Romanian city of Sibiu.

We found the car more than enough for one’s off-roading needs. You can read all about it (and see the car in its natural environment) at this link.

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