The new Black Appearance Package can already be ordered for $1,995.
After a seven-year hiatus, the all-new Ford Ranger pickup is finally back in production in the US. After going on sale in January, Ford is offering a new Black Appearance Package for the new Ranger that gives the pickup a sportier and more aggressive look.
Available with any factory color for the Ranger, the Black Appearance Package adds several darkened exterior details, including a black radiator grille, high-gloss black 18-inch aluminum wheels with black center caps, black running boards, black fender vent surround, black side mirror caps, and black lower valance. Ford says the Appearance Package should "help the truck stand out on the beach or in the backcountry."
"Like the rest of their gear, Ranger customers are choosing the option that best fits their adventures," Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager, said. "Having the right gear matters and so does the right look. The Black Appearance Package adds an aggressive style to the adventures our customers embark on."
The Ranger Black Appearance Package is already available to order at dealers as an option for $1,995 excluding taxes, with deliveries slated to begin in early summer. According to Ford, more than two-thirds of all-new Ranger pickups are being optioned with either the Sport Appearance Package that adds unique wheels and Magnetic Gray-painted accents, or the Chrome Appearance Package with bright chrome wheels and chrome body accents, so the Black Appearance Package will no doubt be a popular choice.
As the name suggests, the Black Appearance Package only offers visual upgrades for the new Ranger, so no modifications have been made under the hood to the truck's 2.3-liter EcoBoost turbo-4 engine that develops 270 horsepower and 320 lb-ft of torque as standard.
Sadly, the chances of the hardcore Ranger Raptor being sold in the US are low. If you want a new Ranger with more grunt, there is, however, an alternative option, as Texas tuner Hennessey is offering a VelociRaptor Ranger that increases the truck's power to 350 horsepower and 385 lb-ft of torque.