Prefer your Ranger draped in black? The guys over at Ford Brazil may have what you're looking for.
Making its official debut at the 2018 Sao Paolo Motor Show is the cool and suave Ranger Black Edition Concept. Built and designed by the company for the 'modern and sophisticated crowd', the Black Edition Concept features a murdered-out exterior that higlight the pickup truck's stylish looks without compromising functionality.
As the name implies, the concept is painted black all over. From the bodywork, to the 18-inch alloy wheels, to the side mirrors and door handles, every nook and cranny of the Ranger's exterior is finished in black paint. Providing a bit of contrast, however, is the distinct front grill which gets a metal finish along with an old-school Ford emblem placed on the center.
Around the back, the traditional taillight covers have been replaced with clear lenses for a more 'sophisticated and urban' look. It also gets sports bars on the bed with an integrated third brakelight which adds to the Ranger's tough look. Finally, the concept is equipped with running boards and matte black fender flares.
Inside, the pickup truck gets leather seats, as well as gloss black and faux metal trim pieces. Other in-car features available in the Ranger Black Edition include electronically-adjustable driver's seat, automatic climate control, automatic headlights, rain-sensing wipers, and an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with SYNC 3.
Powering this particular concept is the 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbo-diesel Duratorq engine. It cranks out 200 PS along with 470 Nm of torque and is connected to a six-speed automatic transmission with 4WD system.
There is no word yet if Ford will make a production version of this in the near future. However, Ford did mention that the reception of the concept at the recent motor show was good. It's safe to say it won't be long now until the company fully makes the Ranger Black Edition Concept into the real thing. Maybe it will even have the Raptor-derived Bi-turbo diesel if it does reach showrooms.