Introduced as a new range-topping trim level for the 2016 model year, the Ranger Wildtrak brought an extended list of standard equipment as well as several unique styling upgrades. The new flagship Ranger comes as an appealing offering for those who opt for a sleek-looking mid-size pickup truck capable of a serious off-road driving experience. Now, the 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is expected to receive only minor updates compared to the outgoing model. Of course, this top-spec version will once again offer a slew of safety features and luxurious interior trim.
2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Styling and Equipment
Though based on the same chassis that underpins the standard Ranger, the Wildtrak version can be easily discerned thanks to a number of exterior design elements. First off, it features a uniquely shaped dark gray grille, as well as similarly styled mirror caps, door handles, roof rack and bed rails. Other notable differences include sporty graphics visible on the vehicle’s sides, and special 18-inch alloy wheels. In addition to the unique Pride Orange color, the 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will also be offered with Cool White, Black Mica, Aluminum Metallic and Metropolitan Gray exterior colors.
As for the interior features, the Wildtrak offers even more substantial upgrades. Namely, the model boasts basically every single safety and connectivity feature currently available accross Ford’s lineup. Some of the most advanced systems include Lane Keeping Alert operating togetherwith Lane Keeping Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control, Forward Alert, and Driver Impairment Monitor. The Ranger Wildtrak is also available with Microsoft’s Sync2 infotainment system comprising satellite navigation, redundant climate control, enhanced voice command functions, as well as entertainment features.
2017 Wildtrak Engine Department
Whereas the regular Ranger offers three different powertrain options, the 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will come with two turbocharged diesel engines. The 3.2-liter TDCi five-cylinder unit puts out 197 horsepower and 347 pound-feet of torque, matched to a six-speed automatic transmission. As for the smaller 2.2-liter TDCi four-cylinder, it generates 158 hp and 284 lb-ft of torque, available with both manual and automatic transmissions. Both powertrains get Auto Start/Stop for enhanced fuel economy.
2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Pricing and Release Date
According to unnamed sources, the 2017 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is most likely to hit global markets in the second half of 2016.