Ford continues to bolster its popular 4X4 ute line-up with the return of the Ranger Wildtrak X.
Ford is clearly aiming to stay atop the 4X4 ute sales chart in 2021 by bolstering its line-up with the return of the Ranger Wildtrak X, in addition to a host of new model variants including the Ranger FX4 MAX, the Ranger XLT Double Cab Chassis and the Ranger XLT Fully Loaded, as well as the return of the Ranger XL Tradie 4X4.
The Ranger Wildtrak X will be offered with Ford’s 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo-diesel engine mated to a six-speed auto for $66,490 (plus on-road costs) or with the 157kW/500Nm 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbo-diesel engine mated to a 10-speed auto for $67,990 (+ORC). The only option is prestige paint for an additional $650.
The Ford Ranger Wildtrak X includes several features over and above the standard Wildtrak including a black nudge bar fitted with a 20.5-inch LED light bar; unique 18-inch black alloy wheels with a +35mm offset covered by Ebony Black wheel-arch flares; a restyled grille combining Ebony Black with Sabre accent ‘nostrils’; a unique rear sailplane in Ebony Black with Sabre accents; black side steps; Ebony Black roof rails, box rails, lower front bumper insert, rear bumper, headlamp/fog lamp bezels, mirror caps, fender features, door and tailgate handles; illuminated scuff plates for the front doors; and unique seat materials and accent colours. The standard snorkel fitted to the previous Ranger Wildtrak X is now an optional extra.
The MY2021 Ranger Wildtrak X also comes standard with other equipment fitted to the Ranger Wildtrak model including FordPass Connect, Power Roller Shutter, SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay/Android Auto, 8.0-inch full colour screen with reversing camera and built-in voice-activated sat-nav. It also gets Ranger’s full safety suite including Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, electronic rear differential lock, Tyre Pressure Monitoring System and Active Park Assist.
“Since we first launched the Ranger Wildtrak X in late 2019, it has proven popular with customers because it built on those core thoroughbred Ranger qualities, while offering more personalisation for family weekends away,” Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand said. “With the arrival of the more aggressively designed 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X, we aim to ensure it remains front-of-mind for intending customers.”
The new Ranger Wildtrak is covered by Ford’s five-year/unlimited-kilometre warranty and has 15,000km/12-month service intervals, with A and B log-book services for the first four years/60,000km set at a maximum of $299 per service.