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Ford Ranger FX2 adds off-road upgrades for two-wheel-drive truck

The package is aimed at 'urban' buyers with no need for 4WD.

Ford has unveiled the Ranger FX2 package, extending the FX4's off-road goodies to the two-wheel-drive truck.

Aimed at "more urban markets," the FX2 rides on 17- or 18-inch wheels with off-road tires, beefier suspension, a front underbody guard, an electronic locking rear differential, and an off-road cluster screen that displays pitch, roll and yaw.

"FX2 expands Ranger's options for customers who want tough, off-road style with the functionality of a locking differential but don't need four-wheel drive," says Ford Ranger marketing manager Brian Bell.

The FX2 enhancement is available for a seemingly modest $595 premium, with deliveries expected to begin in late 2019.

The company will presumably continue rolling out new trim levels and special editions, as two out of three buyers already opt for an appearance package and one out of three selects the FX4.

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