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Carlex Design Ranger Gives Ford’s Mid-Size Pickup Some Serious Edge

The Ford Ranger has, much likes its larger brother the Ford F-150, become quite a popular pickup to modify. The aftermarket has responded to the mid-size truck quite favorably, offering up a slew of cool exterior upgrades, performance parts, and other functional bits and pieces. Ford has also gotten in on the party with a host of accessories and even a performance tune. But for those looking for more of a truly unique total package, the new Carlex Design Ranger represents something very different.

Carlex is a European company that does a little bit of everything – from custom boat interiors to sporty body kits for all sorts of makes and models. It also has a separate pickup division that focuses solely on, well, pickups. So it only makes sense that it would design a whole array of new kit for the Ford Ranger, and this build is wearing all of it.

On the outside, that process started with one heck of a visual transformation. The front end of the Carlex Design Ranger is perhaps the most striking element, with a new grille and bumper that looks like something out of a futuristic apocalypse movie. The added dose of aggressiveness continues with a visible front skid plate and massive fender flares, along with a very cool set of tubular running boards.

A bed-mounted sport rack carries on that totally tubular theme, and provides a place to secure extra gear or tie down an off-road toy. Wrapping up the exterior are a set of Carlex Design graphics, and of course, a fancy set of wheels wrapped in super chunky off-road tires.

Carlex also worked its magic on the interior, which looks like something out of a luxury vehicle. The reupholstered seats wear a very unique pattern, “off-road” seams, silver stripes, matching stitching, and some embroidery work.

Tie it all together, and the Carlex Design Ranger certainly fits the newly popular “luxury off-roader” segment to a “T.” The biggest difference here is the fact that this Ranger also looks the part of a menacing machine capable of gobbling up tiny crossovers as snacks. And that’s what truly sets it apart from a fast-growing market of customized Rangers.

We’ll have more cool tuner trucks like this soon, so be sure to subscribe to Ford Authority for more Ford Ranger news and around-the-clock Ford news coverage.

Brett's lost track of all the Fords he's owned over the years and how much he's spent modifying them, but his current money pits include an S550 Mustang and 13th gen F-150.

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  1. Roy Chiles

    Love the seats and tubular bed rails where can you buy those aftermarket parts

  2. Ford Fan

    cool, but the front end is way to busy… also too low.


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