Ford Ranger Wildtrak has received additional muscles and has adopted a mean pose. That aggressive, distinctive design and unique features help new Ranger Wildtrak stand apart from the crowd, according to Ford on the new Ranger Wildtrak which made its global debut this week.
Wildtrak boasts full array of smart features, including SYNC 2 connectivity, Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Collision Alert, Driver Impairment Monitor and Front and Rear Parking Sensors.
It also has world-beating capabilities, including robust electronically controlled transfer case, class-leading 800 mm water-wading capability and 230 mm ground clearance ensure new Wildtrak is up for any adventure.
In addition it has an improved ride and powerful, efficient 3.2-liter latest-generation Duratorq diesel engine, putting out 147 kW of power and 470 Nm of torque. The engine features upgrades including an updated exhaust gas recirculation system help to improve fuel efficiency by up to 18 per cent. It is paired to a six-speed automatic transmission, carefully calibrated to maximize performance, refinement and efficiency.
“The new Wildtrak takes the Ford Ranger to the next level with an aggressive exterior, a premium, sporty, interior, the latest Driver Assist Technologies and capabilities that ensure it’s up for any adventure,” said Trevor Worthington, vice president, Product Development, Ford Asia Pacific.
“Building on the bolder, smarter and more refined new Ranger, the new Wildtrak is a perfect fit for customers who want to combine genuine 4×4 capability with stand-out styling and premium features.”
To mark the Wildtrak clearly as the flagship of the Ranger line-up, designers worked to emphasize its tough, sophisticated design. Flanked by projector head lamps, the bold trapezoidal grille with strong outboard nostrils is finished in a dark, liquid metallic grey. The same accent colour continues to the side mirrors, door handles, side air vents, bed rails and tail lamps for a dark, sporty appearance.
As well as being more aggressively styled, the new Wildtrak features design elements that are both premium and functional. Rectangular fog lamps and a unique sports hoop emphasize the unique nature of Wildtrak and give it a more technical, refined appearance. Sitting high on exclusive machined 18-inch alloy wheels, and with bold Wildtrak graphics, the new design communicates a fearless sense of adventure. Even the Wildtrak’s signature orange colour has been tweaked to help it stand out from the crowd.
“We wanted to push the Wildtrak’s orange further, to give it a fun, tough feeling,” said Dewitt. The Wildtrak is also available in Cool White, Black Mica, Aluminium Metallic and Metropolitan Grey.
As the flagship of the Ranger nameplate, the new Wildtrak boasts a full array of cutting-edge technology to help drivers stay connected and in control.
A robust electronically controlled transfer case allows drivers in 4×4 models to shift on the fly from 4×2 to 4×4 high with a knob on the center console. For low-speed torque or additional downhill braking, drivers can also engage low-range 4×4 gearing, while an electronic locking rear differential helps to improve traction in difficult conditions. These off-road strengths are matched by towing capability of up to 3,500 kg and exceptional payload capacity. The price would only available at a later stage.