by Brian Byrne.

A new version of the Ford Ranger, Thunder, arrives here late summer 2020 priced from €47,591, writes Trish Whelan.

Limited to just 4,500 examples across Europe, Ranger Thunder adds exclusive interior and exterior design features. A Double Cab body style is standard.

The vehicle is powered by by Ford’s EcoBlue diesel engine offering 213hp and the company’s 10-speed automatic gearbox as standard.

Just one specification is offered. Finished in Sea Grey, with 18-inch black alloy wheels and black features for the front grille, rear bumper, skid plates, fog light surrounds load bay sports hoop and door handles. Red accents on the grille and sports hoop are complemented by ‘Thunder’ badges for the driver and front passenger doors and tailgate.

Standard is load bay bedliner and and a roller shutter – both are popular options with Ranger customers. A practical new load bay divider is also featured for the first time.

The interior gets full Ebony leather seats with ‘Thunder’ red embroidery and matching stitching across the steering wheel, seats, and instrument panel.