Ford’s new FX2 Package for the two-wheel drive versions of the Ranger has joined a long list of accessories for the mid-size pickup truck in the United States.
In exchange for $595, excluding taxes, the package can already be ordered at dealers, with deliveries expected to commence at the end of the year, and promises to improve the Ranger’s off-road abilities.
The FX2 Package adds 17- or 18-inch wheels wrapped in chunky rubber, an electronic-locking rear differential, off-road-tuned suspension and an off-road cluster screen inside, where users can see the roll, pitch and yaw. The bundle of upgrades includes air dam-delete and front underbody protection as well.
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Ford is confident that a great deal of 2WD Rangers will upgrade their trucks with the new FX2 Package.
“We’re seeing sales trends that tell us to grow Ranger’s capability and appearance options even further”, explained the Ranger consumer marketing manager, Chad Callander. “The FX2 Package is a result of us listening to our customers and what they’re demanding from their trucks.”
Aside from the FX2, which is limited to the 2WD versions of the Ranger, two in every three buyers chose to equip their pickup trucks with the Sport Appearance, Chrome Appearance or STX Appearance packs. More than half went for the Trailer Tow and one third opted for the FX4 Off-Road, which adds an electronic locking rear differential and Terrain Management System with Trail Control.
Ford is offering the 2019 Ranger in three grades, priced between $24,300 and $32,390.