All it needs is a V8 engine.
Although details of the all-new 2022 Ford Ranger truck are only starting to filter through now, Carlex Design thinks that there's a lot more life left in the current model, and with our market starved of special-edition Rangers, the timing of Carlex's latest project is perfect.
The Polish customization company has created what is easily the toughest Ranger we've seen. In fact, it looks like it's up for a tussle with its bigger brother, the F-150 Raptor. The exterior conversion kit includes oversized arch extensions and a new front bumper that makes the standard Ranger look positively weedy.
The black paint job of the example seen here adds to the aggressive looks and is broken up only by splashes of yellow Carlex Design script on the rear fenders, tailgate, and front doors, along with what is described as gray "energetic stickers". 18-inch rims are fitted, too.
It's not all about making an entrance, though, as the Carlex Design Ranger also has a suspension lift kit, an off-road roof lamp, and a StyleRack bike carrier. The body kit is coated with Line-X, which is said to protect against potential damages caused by off-roading jaunts. The rugged finish of these body parts looks fantastic.
In the cabin, Carlex Design has equipped the Ranger with completely redesigned seats featuring embossed motifs, off-road seams, and white contrast stitching. A combination of Italian Alcantara and leather upholstery has been used, while leather trim also extends to the new steering wheel. The unique rubber floor mats feature embossed motifs, too. Like the exterior, Carlex has stuck to a dark color scheme in the cabin.
With its aggressive looks, this Ford Ranger would have been the perfect recipient for the V8 engine once rumored to make it into a Raptor version of the Ranger. Until, and if, that Ranger ever happens, we're happy to make do with the Ranger's existing 2.3-liter turbo-four in the body of one of Carlex Design's most daring trucks ever.