After a series of leaked photos, Ford has revealed its latest challenger in the pickup segment through the global debut of the 2015 Ranger Wildtrak. In a nutshell, Ford said that the 2015 Ranger Wildtrak is fitted with a new array of smart technologies and a “bolder” exterior design.
Up front, the 2015 Ranger Wildtrak is equipped with projector head lamps, a trapezoidal grill with dark metallic gray accent, a large bumper and rectangular fog lamps. The vehicle also comes with prominent wheel arches and new 18-inch alloy wheels.
Ford adds that the Wildtrak’s signature orange exterior paint has been tweaked in order to stand out from the crowd.
“We wanted to push the Wildtrak’s orange further, to give it a fun, tough feeling. We call it Pride Orange, not just because of our pride in the new Ranger, but also because it calls to mind a pride of lions – it conjures up the Wildtrak’s potential and adventurous spirit,” said Dave Dewitt, exterior design manager for the Ranger Wildtrak.
The interior of the 2015 Ford Ranger features a dual-TFT instrument cluster, an eight-inch touchscreen, a soft-touch instrument panel with an orange accent. The vehicle also comes with an eight-way power adjustable driver’s seat.
The Ranger Wildtrak is also equipped with SYNC 2, the latest generation of Ford's in-car connectivity system. There is also an array of driver assist technologies such as the following: lane keeping alert, adaptive cruise control, forward alert, park assist, tire pressure monitoring system, electronic stability program, among others.
In addition, the 2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak has a water wading depth of up to 800 mm and with 230 mm of ground clearance.
The vehicle is powered by a 3.2-liter Duratorq five-cylinder TDCi diesel engine that delivers 200 PS and 470 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission. Ford has yet to confirm whether the improved 2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi will also be offered like the current pre-facelift Ranger Wildtrak.