“Personalised by a bold and assertive design, Ford has introduced its Ranger Thunder bakkie in Europe.”
Ford Europe has added a few nips and tucks to its Ford Ranger bakkie – or pick-up. Limited to 4500 units and derived from the Wildtrak series, the Ranger Thunder bakkie adds exclusive interior and exterior designs to the 2020 International Pick-up award winner. Similar to its South African sibling, the Ranger Thunder is powered by a 2.0-litre Biturbo engine producing 157kW and 500Nm mated to a 10-speed auto gearbox as standard.
The Ranger Thunder is offered in a single specification finished in Sea Grey with bold contrasting red highlights on its grille and sports hoop with three-dimensional badges adorning the front doors and tailgate completing the look while the Ranger logo is finished in matte black.
Exclusive 18-inch alloy wheels in black provide the much-needed ride and Ebony Black executions can be seen on the front grille, rear bumper, skid plates, fog light surrounds, load bay sports hoop and door handles.
LED headlights with darkened bezels are also standard, with darkened taillight bezels at the rear. A black Mountain Top powder-coated roller shutter with Bedliner divider is available as an optional extra on Thunder, enhancing load bay practicality with style.
Within the Ranger Thunder are Ebony leather seats with Thunder signage in red which match stitching across the steering wheel, seats, instrument panel and key touchpoints. Black floor mats are also standard and contrast with bespoke red-illuminated sill plates.
Plans for Ford South Africa to introduce the Ranger Thunder are yet to be confirmed.