The business end and how much?

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The business end and how much?

The load bay is all-important with pick-up trucks, and the Ranger's dimensions vary depending on bodystyle:

• Single Cab 2280mm x 1456mm
• Super Cab 1753mm x 1456mm
• Double Cab 1530mm x 1456mm

How much will it cost?
The basic two-seater cab starts at 15,956, and a double cab XL is 19,809, but you'll need to pay extra for air-conditioning.

Most buyers who want to combine work duties with family-car chores will probably opt for the Double Cab in Thunder trim, which gets alloy wheels, parking sensors and a CD player with MP3 capability for a shade over 23,000.

Commercial buyers will be able to claim back VAT on the total price.

The desirability of pick-up trucks is definitely on the wane, but the Ranger does what it is designed to do pretty well and is worth a look.