Ford Ranger: Features explained

Ford Ranger: Features explained

Ford Australia recently added the limited-run Wildtrack X to its Ranger line-up, meant specifically for off-roading. This highly capable version sets new benchmarks in terms of comfort, efficiency, and convenience, surpassing the regular version in some parameters. Touted as a more off-road focused variant, the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrack X fills the void between Wildtrack and Raptor grades. Interestingly, only 1000 examples of the newly added grade will be available for sale with the Wildtrack X price pegged at $65,290 (barring on-road costs). Here is a close look at the features available with the new off-road specific Ford Ranger, read on to know more. 

Ford Ranger Front


On the outside, the Wildtrack X is distinguished by the new and larger 18-inch alloy wheels with +35 offset, finished in black. The fender flares and nudge bar are also painted in black, additionally, the latter gets an LED bar. Also, the A-pillar comes with a mountain snorkel, while the front grille, lower bumper, and door handles sport a dark finish. 

Ford Ranger cabin


The insides of the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrack X are well laid-out and pack a raft of comfort as well as connectivity bits. Seats inside are wrapped with leather covers highlighted by orange stitching which can also be seen around gearshift, handbrake and steering wheel. The talking point inside is, however, Ford’s latest Sync 3 infotainment system with a large 8-inch touchscreen. This unit is accompanied by a navigation system, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. It also benefits from features such as push-button start and keyless entry. 

Ford Ranger Tyre


Keeping with the advanced safety tech as part of the kit for most of the models in the segment, the new Ford Ranger Wildtrack X sports an autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, hill descent control, adaptive cruise control, electronic differential at the rear, hill launch assist, active park assist and tyre pressure monitoring. 


Talking of the Ford Ranger Wildtrack X specs, it will be available with two diesel engine options, missing out on a petrol unit. A high displacing 3.2-litre, five-cylinder turbo diesel engine that has been tuned to put out 200 PS of maximum power against a peak torque of 470 Nm, powers the variant. Another powertrain that can be availed with the off-road-focused version is the 2.0-litre, four-cylinder bi-turbo diesel unit that makes 213 PS, around 13 PS more powerful and 30 Nm more torque at 500 Nm opposed to the turbo diesel engine. A six-speed automatic gearbox is standard while the ten-speed auto box is specific to the 2.0-litre engine. 

Ford Ranger side


The Ford Ranger Wildtrack X variant powered by the 3.2-litre five-cylinder, the turbo-diesel engine is priced at $65,290, while the 2.0-litre four-pot version is available at $ 66,790 (before on-road costs). Compared to the regular version, it costs around $2000 more, courtesy the additional features for enhanced off-road ability. As per company claims, the extra accessories on the off-road, adventure focused variant cost $6000, which can be availed at a premium of just $2000. 

While Ford has rolled out a special edition model of the pick-up, an upgraded version, christened 2020 Ford Ranger is expected sometime in December.

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