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Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package Shows Off Dark Side

Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package

 

If you’re looking to make your Ford Ranger look even more aggressive, never fear — the Black Appearance Package is here. The Ford Ranger Black Appearance Package gives Ford truck drivers the opportunity to change up their truck’s look, helping the drivers match their unique style.

 

Currently, more than two-thirds of Ranger pickup trucks are leaving the dealership with the truckmaker’s current appearance packages — the Sport Appearance Package or the Chrome Appearance Package — added to their looks. The Black Appearance package just gives the consumers another option.

 

“Like the rest of their gear, Ranger customers are choosing the option that best first their adventures,” said Todd Eckert, Ford truck group marketing manager. “Having the right gear matters and so does the right look. The Black Appearance Package adds aggressive style to the adventures our customers embark on.”

 

With this package, you can opt for any Ranger body color. The package creates an intimidating look with the following standard features:

 

  • Black-painted grille
  • Body-color bumpers
  • Black running boards
  • Black spray-in bed liner
  • Black mirrors,
  • High-gloss, black-painted, 18-inch aluminum wheels with black center caps
  • Black fender vent surround
  • Black sill plate
  • Black bash plate
  • Black lower valance

 

This option is available for $1,995 (excluding tax) and can be ordered at Sanderson Ford now.

Green Car Journal Names 2016 F-150 Green Truck of the Year

At the recent San Antonio Truck Show, Green Car Journal announced the winner of the Green Truck of the Year Award – and the 2016 Ford F-150 surpassed the competition. Despite several other contenders for the award featuring eco-friendly diesel engine options, the Ford F-150 took home the title due to the pickup’s lightweight structure, EcoBoost engine option, and environmentally friendly upgrade packages.

The 2016 F-150 and its 2015 iteration both boasted a lightweight but high-strength body engineered and constructed from a combination of steel and aluminum. Paired with the EcoBoost V6 engine and the only available fuel prep package in the segment, the F-150 excels in providing customers with greener options that deliver power, performance, and capability without compromising the environment.

With an EPA estimate of 26 mpg highway, the 2016 Ford F-150 is the most efficient full-size pickup. In addition, the truck itself was created from sustainable materials and Repreve fiber synthesized from recycled plastic bottles. The thought that went into the environmental responsibility of the F-150 is what cemented the truck as Green Truck of the Year.

Green Truck of the Year

Ford Transit Named in Vincentric 2015 Best Fleet Value in America Awards

Ford cleaned house in the Vincentric 2015 Best Fleet Value in America awards, taking home 11 awards for their fleet vehicles – more than any other automaker. The all-new Ford Transit led the way, thanks to the commercial van’s incredible value, low cost of ownership, and practical features.

In determining the 2015 Vincentric Best Fleet Value in America awards, Vincentric conducted a cost of ownership analysis based on the typical configuration of a commercial fleet vehicle. Using eight different cost factors, including depreciation, financing, fuel, fees & taxes, insurance, opportunity cost, maintenance, and repairs, Vincentric determined the average cost of ownership for each vehicle considered.

According to a news release, “Each vehicle was evaluated in all 50 states plus DC using 20 different lifecycle cost scenarios. Winners were identified by determining which vehicles had the lowest fleet lifecycle cost in the most scenarios for its segment.”

The Transit was determined to be the best value for fleets in five of the six Vincentric categories for full-size vans, including Full-Size ½-Ton Cargo Van, Full-Size ½-Ton Passenger Van, Full-Size ¾-Ton Cargo Van, Full-Size 1-Ton Cargo Van, and Full-Size 1-Ton Passenger Van.

Visit media.ford.com for more details on Transit configurations for each category, and additional winners.

We invite you to stop by Sanderson Ford to learn more about our entire lineup up of vehicles that offer impressive value!

Best Fleet Value in American

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