Pick-up trucks such as the Ford Ranger have been gaining popularity even beyond the rural set, partly because of a growing appreciation for their chunky good looks. Motorsport outfit M-Sport (the people who prep Ford’s rally cars), in collaboration with Van Sport, whose customisation works cater for models like the Transit, has come up with a Ranger with even more machismo and added ability to match.

Based on a 3.2 litre, 4X4 dual-cab variant with both manual and automatic transmission options available, the exterior of the facelifted Ranger has been given a rework. Additions include a front bumper conversion, bonnet lip and wheel arch extensions, matte black trim for wing mirrors, door handles and window strips, matte black side steps with door tread guides, 18-inch matte graphite wheels and mud flaps.

Interior enhancements listed include leather seats, leather centre armrest and door trims, a sport steering wheel and rear window privacy glass. An off-road pack is available as an option, and kit in this one includes a Pedders full suspension lift kit that raises the truck by 1.75 inches, roof mounted lights, full underbody protection and mud mats.

According to M-Sport, the kitted-out Ranger will be in full production in September this year and available via supporting Ford dealers throughout the UK and Europe. Nicer than the F-150 Raptor look everyone is going for?

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