Charl Bosch
Online Motoring Reporter
3 minute read
14 Apr 2021
8:10 am

Comeback kid Ford Ranger FX4 ready to prove itself

Charl Bosch

Double cab breaks new ground in the world of bakkies.

Again based on the XLT, the Ford Ranger FX4 is back in South Africa and debuts in our long-term test fleet. Images: Jaoc van der Merwe

Just before the Easter weekend, we welcomed back a familiar name to South Africa and indeed to our long-term test fleet, the Ford Ranger FX4. Originally introduced in 2016 in Australia before becoming available in South Africa a year later, the FX4 makes its comeback after bowing, again, Down Under in 2019 as an aesthetically enhanced version of the XLT and not the off-road focused model the badge denotes on the North American Ranger and F-150. Finished in Frozen White and available once again only as a double cab, the FX4 sets itself apart from the XLT by receiving the...