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2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Rumors, Price and Redesign

Posted: March 20, 2017 at 10:21 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

After losing some ground in the mid-size truck market to Toyota and GM in the recent years, the Ford is set to make-up with the all new redesigned 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak. Based on its Ranger series, Ford’s new pickup truck will be launched along with the Bronco model. Let’s have a look at Ford’s newest pick-up truck that will be built at its Michigan Assembly Plant.

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak front

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak – More Attractive and Unique Design

The 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will have designs similar to Ford’s Global Ranger. It will feature a unique door style with slight sculpting on both doors; exterior door handles, classy bed rails and mirror caps. Roof racks will give the truck a sturdy touch. The truck will also likely have a sliding rear window option.

The front grille of the Wildtrak features the usual horizontal center strip and will include air dams for better cooling of the engine. However, the fog lights have been added on the bumper for better driving control. Its taillights are added angular to the side of the vehicle. Another of its many innovative lighting features, the Wildtrak’s cargo-bed will have LED lighting.

An elevation of around 70 inches will provide riders a smooth off-road driving experience. The wheelbase will stand at 127 inches. 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is most likely to have a 17-inch or 19-inch alloy wheelset.

Interior features

The 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrakwill have some impressive features. Most likely the SYNC1 and SYNC2 flagship infotainment systems of Ford are to be added apart from Bluetooth, USB ports, and Wi-Fi system. An 8-inch touchscreen is the highlight of the dashboard which also includes a gear shifter at the center, 4 wheel drive switch and cup-holders for US riders.

The high-end variants of the Wildtrak are rumored to have advanced additions like HD satellite radio, voice control, and 360-camera. Leather upholstery and, wood and metal surfaces inside the cabin will provide a luxurious touch.

The low-end variants will have cloth or vinyl upholstery.

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak interior

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak – Engine Specs

There is not much information on the engines of the 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak. However, we can go by some speculations. As with the previous Ranger models, the Ford is likely to incorporate a 3.2-litre Duratorq TDCi engine capable of delivering a maximum of 197 HP and 347 lb-ft of torque. The powertrain will have a 6-speed automatic transmission system.

It is rumored that another variant of the Wildtrak might feature a 2.2-litre V4 turbo diesel engine. It will have a maximum power of 158 HP and 284 lb-ft torque. This variant of will has a 6-speed manual transmission.

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak side

2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak – Price and Launch Date

Ford’s new pickup truck is set for an early 2018 launch. Base trims are likely to cost around $30,000. Following shades of variants are likely to be available:

  • Black Mica
  • Aluminum Metallic
  • Metropolitan Gray
  • Cool White.

Rivals

The 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will be locking horns with the likes of Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma, Isuzu D-Max.

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