Today, Ford unveiled the all-new, state-of-the-art, most technologically advanced Ranger ever made. It’s called the Wildtrak, and let’s just get this out of the way right way; it’s not coming to the United States. But, it does look like proper fun, and a strong reason to move to Australia.
The new Wildtrak can literally go anywhere in the world. It has 230mm of ground clearance, and can ford water up to 800mm deep. The transfer case is electronically controlled, and can be shifted on the fly.
Powering the Ranger is the 3.2L Duratorq diesel delivering 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque. For those of us in the country that’ll never be able to buy it, it’s 197 horsepower and 347 lb-ft of torque.
The Ranger also has the latest in Ford technology, including Sync 2 (we imagine Sync 3 is eventually going there), lane keeping technology, adaptive cruise control, pre-collision warning, front and rear park assist, a sleepiness monitor, and hill descent control.
The Wildtrak will be available five colors, including the Pride Orange that’s seen in the official photos. According to Ford, “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.”
If you’re in Australia, be sure to check this new Ranger out. If you’re in the United States, continue to stare lovingly at the forbidden fruit from afar.
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