Ford has announced the availability of a Ranger Sport special edition that will sit between the XLS and XLT 4x4 models.
The Ranger Sport is priced from $47,790 drive-away for the six-speed manual version and from $49,990 drive-away for the six-speed automatic. Ford claims the Sport brings an additional $6000 of value over the XLS for an extra $3500 spend.  
On top of the XLS specification, the sport gets a front grille, larger 17-inch alloy wheels, mirror caps, door handles, and a rear bumper finished in black. There’s also a matte black sports bar, sidesteps, bed liner and one-off Sport decal.
Buyers can select from Meteor Grey, Arctic White, Shadow Black and Aluminium Metallic paintwork.
Moving to the inside, the Sport adds keyless entry and push-button start, dual-zone climate control, dual 4.2-inch digital screens in the instrument cluster and an 8.0-inch infotainment touchscreen running SYNC 3, with digital radio, sat nav, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
As with the wider Ranger line-up, autonomous emergency braking, lane keep assist, lane departure warning, automatic high-beam and traffic sign recognition are all standard.
The Ranger Sport is offered exclusively with the familiar 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine delivering 147kW and 470Nm.
The XLS Sport is available at dealers now.
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