Pick-up trucks have come a long way from just being rugged machines. Nowadays, these trucks come with bold styling, better road manners, as well as creature comforts akin to SUVs and sedans. One such vehicle that has all of these is Ford Ranger.
Carlex Design, a company known for dressing up pick-up trucks like the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, and the Mitsubishi Strada, thinks that they can do one better than what The Blue Oval brand has already done. Combining off-road styling with a sporty and comfortable interior, this Ford Ranger by Carlex Design is the company's take on making the Ranger look even more dashing.
Starting with the pick-up's front fascia, the Ranger gets a new front grille design, as well as a radical-looking front bumper. It also comes with a front skid plate at the bottom which provides protection when going over rough terrain. This gives the pick-up truck an aggressive look that fits with the Ranger's overall design.
Large fender flares, along with side step-boards and chunky off-road tires with Carlex five-spoke alloy wheels, provide the Ranger with extra flair. It also benefits from a suspension lift kit which gives the trucker a taller and bolder stance. Topping off the exterior changes are the new sports bar, cargo bed extenders, and a rear tow bar.
If the exterior looks menacing, the interior of the pick-up truck looks comfy and sporty. The seats are upholstered in a bespoke leather trim that has a unique pattern and contrast stitching. The front seats, meanwhile, have large bolsterings which help secure the driver and front passenger while off-roading. Then there's the steering wheel which gets a new leather-wrapped design complete with white contrast stitching.
Apart from the new leather upholstery, the dressed-up Ranger still comes with the familiar features and amenities like dual-zone automatic climate control, SYNC 3 touchscreen infotainment, Apple CarPlay, and Android Auto connectivity, as well as a digital instrument panel.
Carlex did not mention any powertrain upgrades so we won't be surprised if the Ranger is still powered by Ford's EcoBlue 2.0-liter turbo-diesel engine. A choice of either a ten-speed automatic or six-speed manual transmissions is available for the Ford Ranger.
Interested in getting one? Well, Carlex Design has yet to announce its price and availability. Perhaps those that wish to dress up their Ranger can get some inspiration from this.