Pickup shoppers across the globe have a plethora of Ford Ranger special editions to choose from, while buyers in the U.S. have only a handful of option packages available. That disparity continues to grow, as the new Ford Ranger Black Armored Cavalry Special Edition has launched in Taiwan. However, buyers won’t be able to go down to their local Blue Oval dealership to get one.
Instead, the Ford Ranger Black Armored Cavalry Special Edition is exclusively available at Costco stores in Taiwan, and only through March 18th, 2021. On top of that, only 40 of these special edition pickups will be sold, which immediately makes it a rather rare beast. However, it is available at “exclusive member prices,” according to Ford.
The Black Armored Cavalry Ranger features a host of unique features, including a distinctive front grille, “personalized water tank shield” and 4×4 stickers for the bedsides. Despite its name, this special edition Ranger is also available in five different colors – Chain Wash Black, Thunder Blue, Tough Guy Gray, Polar White, and Star Silver.
The Black Armored Cavalry Special Edition comes equipped with Ford’s 2.0L turbo-diesel with VGT variable geometry turbocharging technology that produces 170 PS (168 horsepower) and 42.8-kilogram meters (310 pound-feet) of torque and is backed up by Ford’s 10-speed SelectShift automatic transmission.
Ground clearance comes in at 232 millimeters (9.13 inches), while the special edition provides 800 millimeters (31.5 inches) of wading depth, along with a 23-degree approach angle and 21-degree departure angle. Other goodies include an electronic locking rear differential, standard 8-inch touchscreen, and the Ford CoPilot360 suite of driver-assist and safety features.
Overall, the Ford Ranger Black Armored Cavalry is yet another interesting special edition that isn’t available in the U.S., and quite an exclusive one, to boot.