The new Ford Ranger from Polish firm, Carlex Design, will no doubt polarize the opinions of anyone who sets eyes on it. The capable off-roader is covered from head to tail in new trim, bumpers, flairs, and grilles. While the matte black won’t upset too many people, some of their other design choices may.
Take a moment to look at the picture, and use your thumb to cover up different elements. First cover the side, then the front, and judge them independently of one another.
If you’re like me, you’ll believe the flairs, and the top half of the grille are pretty mean. The far sides of the front as well, under the headlights. While we are at it, I’m digging the wheels.
What’s not so up my alley, are the decals, especially the green. Also, the USB-C looking ports on the bumper, under the grille. When all said, that’s not too bad of a reaction to something as thoroughly amended as the Carlex.
Additionally, Carlex have added powder-coated side-steps, and rails in the bed. They’ve also put on some BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires, and rock sliders on the front and back, with a new rear-bumper to boot. All of those upgrades look rough and rugged, while also service purposes, and get a thumbs up.
Inside, they’ve also reworked the interior. The steering wheel got a beef-up, and the seats are now Alcantara and black leather with silver stitching and accents.
As much as I would love to not rustle any feathers, the Carlex Ford Ranger is a truck I would prefer certain parts to the whole package.