2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Changes, Specs, US, Release Date

A new flagship trim level of the Ranger pickup truck is yet to be released with name 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak. During the last Frankfurt Motor Show, the automaker revealed its plans of giving the vehicle elegant upgrades. Ford is known for their high-performance pickup models and this will not be an exception. Most of these upgrades are going to features minor changes and redesigns. This is actually the best mid-size pickup truck for those looking for awesome off-road driving experience.

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak front

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak – Aggressive and Rugged Design:

The vehicle’s exterior is going to be designed based on the current Ford Ranger. You should expect a more aggressive and rugged exterior outlook. Just like its predecessor, it will adopt a combination of high strength steel and aluminum materials for most of its exterior panels. This is to enable it to maintain low weight hence improving on its aerodynamic performance. The bumpers, grille are going to be revised to give it a more sporty appearance. The sporty outlook will be enhanced by the beautiful graphics and new exterior colors.

The manufacturer is going to add other color options for this pickup truck model. These include Aluminum metallic, Black Mica, Metropolitan Gray and exclusive pride orange. To enhance its off-road capabilities, the 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is going to ride on massive 18-inch alloy wheels. The front end for the Wildtrak features unique styling cues with sharper LED headlights and gray grille. The rear end also adopts LED lighting technology for the indicators which appears more ambient than those installed in the current model. The space luggage has also been expanded.

Interior Design:

Inside the upcoming Ford Ranger Wildtrak, the vehicle offers more substantial upgrades that consider both comfort and safety. The luxurious cabin comes with quality leather upholstering on the seats while the dashboard is going to be adorned with Pride Orange stitching.

The standard interior equipment of 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak includes a quality audio system with satellite radio, USB port interface, CD/MP3/MP4 player and Bluetooth phone and audio integration. The 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will be equipped with Microsoft’s Sync2 infotainment system, voice command functions, satellite navigation, and climate control. Among the various safety features include Adaptive Cruise Control, Lane Keeping Assist, Parking, Driver Impaired monitor and others.

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak interior

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak – Powertrain Configuration:

The upcoming 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrack comes with just two turbocharged engine options. The base engine will have a 3.2 liter five-cylinder TDCi motor, which is capable of delivering up to 197 hp at 348 ft-lb of torque. It will be coupled with six-speed automatic transmission.

The manufacturer is also planning for an optional drivetrain, which is going to be a 2.2 liter four-cylinder TDCi unit. This is rated to produce up to 158 hp at 284 lb-ft of torque and it will be offered with both manual and automatic transmissions. Also, some sources indicate that both the two engines will be equipped with Auto Start/Stop technology to enhance fuel efficiency. This is the same engine like the predecessor, just updated with better fuel economy.

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak side

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak – Price and Expected Release Date:

Ford has not yet announced the official pricing and released date for the upcoming Ranger Wildtrak. However, consumers are anticipating that the car will hit the US market in the last quarter of 2017 or at the beginning of the year 2018. Finally, the new 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will cost around $55,880 – $63,500.

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