Ford has just launched the Wildtrak trim stage on its all-new international 2015 Ford Ranger pickup truck. The Wildtrak sits atop all different trim ranges within the Ranger lineup and affords a wide array of standard features, similar to electronic driver’s aids, together with a unique look inside and outside.
Review 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak
Ford says the Wildtrak is the truck for these wanting “…genuine 4WD capability with stand-out styling and premium options.” That’s actually the case when scanning the truck’s features listing. The truck boasts a slew of digital driver help options like Lane Conserving Alert and Lane Holding Assist; Adaptive Cruise Management; Forward Alert; and Driver Impairment Monitor.
Such features make the Wildtrak sound like a excessive-end luxurious sedan, however the Ranger nonetheless gives some impressive truck-like stats. Like the usual Ranger, it may possibly ford 31.5 inches of water, clear obstacles with its 9 inches of floor clearance, and tow an impressive 7,716 kilos from its hitch.
Sadly for us within the U.S., the Ranger stays out of attain. Its excessive ranges of luxurious and capabilities make it too aggressive towards the F-150. Including the truck to the U.S. lineup would merely value an excessive amount of cash and would rob gross sales of the F-Series – or so Ford has said.
2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Exterior
The Wildtrak trim stage provides some unique features that costume it up, whereas retaining the Ranger’s total design. Up entrance, the grille will get a darkish gray therapy that appears one thing like a 5 o’clock shadow. Matching mirror caps, door handles, roof rack and mattress rails carry the look across the truck. Particular 18-inch alloy wheels add much more aptitude, whereas graphics on the aspect preserve the sporty look alive.
The Wildtrak offers 5 paint choices that embrace Cool White, Black Mica, Aluminum Metallic, Metropolitan Grey, and Satisfaction orange. That exclusive orange colour, as proven within the images above, earned its identify after a delight of lions. “We name it Delight Orange, not simply due to our satisfaction within the new Ranger, but additionally as a result of it calls to thoughts a pride of lions,” says Dave Dewitt in a company press release. “It conjures up the Wildtrak’s potential and adventurous spirit.”
|Ground Clearance||9 inches (230 mm)|
|Approach Angle||28 degrees|
|Departure Angle||25 degrees|
|Fording Depth||31.5 inches (800 mm)|
2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Interior
Past the paint is the place issues get actually completely different for the Wildtrak. Ford has loaded it with practically each conceivable security device and connectivity function at present in the marketplace. On the coronary heart of truck is Microsoft’s SYNC 2, which is non-obligatory in the usual Ranger. The system consists of up to date voice instructions, redundant local weather controls, leisure choices, and naturally navigation. The pure voice instructions permit occupants to provide instructions like “Temperature seventy five levels,” or “Play Ella Fitzgerald.” Commands like “I’m hungry” pulls up close by restaurant selections.
The usual Ranger offers three engine selections with 4 output levels, however the high-end Wildtrak solely presents the range-topping three.2-liter TDCi 5-cylinder turbodiesel and the excessive-output version of the two.2-liter TDCi 4-cylinder turbodiesel.
Go for the 3.2-liter and the one transmission alternative is the six-speed automated, although the six-speed manual is available with the I-5 in decrease trim ranges. Ford doesn’t specify what, if any, restrictions the two.2-liter I-four has with reference to transmission selection, however, it’s supplied with each the automatic and guide choices in decrease trim ranges as well.
|2.2-liter TDCi||3.2-liter TDCi|
|Configuration||Inline four||Inline five|
2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Prices
Ford has not but introduced pricing of the 2016 Ranger Wildtrak, though we are able to expect it to be within the higher $30,000 range.