Ford announces new Ranger XLT Double Cab Chassis for those who want a high-grade ute with a custom tray, service body or canopy.
Ford will add a high-grade Ranger XLT Double Cab Chassis to its line-up to take on the recently released Toyota HiLux SR5 Double Cab Cab Chassis.
The new XLT Cab Chassis will be available with Ford’s 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine with either a six-speed manual or six-speed auto transmission, or the 150kW/500Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbo-diesel engine with a 10-speed auto.
Ford says the introduction of the new high-grade XLT Double Cab Chassis model offers customers greater choice and personalisation for their ultimate touring 4×4 as it enables ease of fitment of customised trays, canopies or service bodies.
“Customers looking for Ranger’s high safety and equipment levels who want to add their own customised canopies or personalised tray set-up can now do so with far more ease,” Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand said. “ Owners have told us that they want to save time and money with a ready-to-go, high-spec Ranger Cab Chassis that they can purchase straight off the showroom floor, and the 4×4 XLT Double Cab Chassis is here for these customers, be they tradespeople, adventurers or explorers.”
Of course, the introduction of this model will mean that those who want to fit a tray, service body or canopy to a Ranger XLT Double Cab will no longer be paying for a redundant pick-up body, and as a result the cab chassis versions retail for $1000 less than their equivalent pick-up counterparts. Here’s the full Ranger XLT Double Cab line-up:
4×4 XLT Double Cab Chassis 3.2L 6-speed MT $56,240 (new)
4×4 XLT Double Cab Chassis 3.2L 6-speed AT $58,440 (new)
4×4 XLT Double Cab Chassis Bi-Turbo 10-speed AT $59,940 (new)
4×4 XLT Double Pick-up 3.2L 6-speed MT $57,240
4×4 XLT Double Pick-up 3.2L 6-speed AT $59,440
4×4 XLT Double Pick-up Bi-Turbo 10-speed AT $60,940
Options: Prestige paint ($650); Adaptive Cruise ($500); Leather-accented seats ($1500); and 18-inch black alloys ($750)
At $58,440, the new XLT Double Cab Chassis 3.2L auto is just $20 more than the recently released Toyota HiLux SR5 Double Cab Cab Chassis ($58,420). And unlike the auto only HiLux SR5 Double Cab Cab Chassis, the Ranger is also available with a manual transmission that undercuts the HiLux by $2180. Yep… the competition is tight in the 4×4-ute sales race.
The new XLT Double Cab Chassis models come standard with a tow bar assembly and wiring, and, other than the tub, they offer all the features you’d find in an XLT Pick-up, including AEB with Pedestrian Detection, SYNC 3 with Emergency Assist, FordPass Connect embedded modem, 17-inch alloy wheels, dual-zone climate control air conditioning, 8-inch touchscreen, DAB+ audio, Apple CarPlay/Android Auto and built-in sat-nav. Ford says it. will also be available in optional Alabaster White paintwork, which is the first pearlescent colour to be offered on Ranger.
The new Ford Ranger XLT Double Cab Chassis will be available from December 2020.