Last year, the Ford Ranger Black Edition was launched at the Frankfurt Motor Show, offering customers the UK’s best-selling pickup in a distinctive colour-coded appearance. The Black Edition is now available in Ford dealerships nationwide, priced from £27,995 plus VAT.
Ford Ranger Black Edition specification
The Black Edition is based on the Limited trim level and, inside, very little separates the two. Standard Limited interior features include cruise control, a bed liner, electrically adjustable and heated door mirrors, chrome finish on door mirrors and handles and electric windows, heated front seats with an 8-way electrically-adjustable driver’s seat, dual-zone climate control, rear parking sensors, rear privacy glass and a 12v socket in load area.
Infotainment is provided by a DAB radio system with an integrated CD player and an 8-inch TFT touchscreen display. It also includes SYNC 3 with voice control, steering wheel-mounted controls, Bluetooth, USB connectivity, Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, AppLink and Emergency Assistance.
However, Black Edition customers also receive satellite navigation, front parking sensors and a rear view camera.
However, the de-chromed exterior differs considerably to the Limited; there is a black grille (similar to the Wildtrak), six-spoke 17-inch black alloys, black sports bar and exterior details. Standard limited features like the front and rear mud flaps and the C-Channel tie downs are also included.
Price and availability
The £27,995 plus VAT list price is £1,050 more than the standard Limited which is relatively good value for money considering you also receive satellite navigation, front parking sensors, a rear view camera and the ‘blacked out’ exterior.
Less than 1,000 models have been reserved for the UK (all with the lower-powered 2.2TDCi 161bhp/385Nm engine), and so dealers are reluctant to discount them at the same rate as standard models, which means there will be a very little price jump to the much better-specced Wildtrak.