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Back Vehicle News Ford Ranger Wildtrak Enhances Tough Truck Lineup
29 Jun 2012

Ranger Wildtrak Enhances Tough Truck Lineup Featured


  • Wildtrak arrival brings to 21 the number of Ranger models
  • Rear view camera system, satellite navigation and Bluetooth®5with voice control standard
  • Recommended Manufacturer’s List Price8 (MLP) $57,390 (MLP six-speed automatic $2,000 extra)

Melbourne, Australia, 28 June, 2012

The all-new Ford Ranger Wildtrak has landed.

The arrival of the sporty compact pick-up truck into Ford Dealers nationally now brings to 21 the number of models available in the all-new Ranger lineup.

General Marketing Manager, Ford Australia, David Katic said; "The no-compromise Wildtrak offers customers comprehensive equipment levels, smart technology and rugged good looks that complement the already expansive list of standard features and outstanding dynamics of the all-new Ranger."

Wildtrak is the final model to join the all-new Ranger lineup with supply of all models resuming again after flooding in Thailand.

"We’ve experienced unprecedented demand for the Wildtrak with the vehicles arriving now filling orders well into Q4 this year. The number of other Ranger variants arriving has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year so dealers are starting to get good stocks of all models." Katic said.

Like the Ranger XL and XLT models, the range-topping Wildtrak delivers impressive power and safety, excellent fuel efficiency and significant on and off-road capability.

To set it apart from the crowd, the new Wildtrak gains eye-catching detailing, exuding a powerful presence bolstered by the latest in-car comfort and technologies and a bold new hero colour – Chilli Orange.

Delivering the maximum 5-star ANCAP safety rating1, the new Wildtrak also utilises a suite of advanced technologies, including Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) incorporating ABS, Hill Launch Assist, Trailer Sway Control, Load Adaptive Control, Emergency Brake Assist and Roll Over Mitigation and Emergency Brake Light.

The Wildtrak is also fitted with a host of comfort and safety technologies like a rear view camera system with rear view mirror display, satellite navigation and Bluetooth®5with voice control, features more commonly found on premium cars.

Designed and engineered in Australia from the ground up, the Wildtrak – like the other new Ranger models - is the first commercial vehicle to be built under the One Ford strategy as part of a global product program, bringing together the full engineering expertise of Ford around the world.

The arrival of the Wildtrak is a welcome addition to the Ranger family of compact pick-up trucks – with three different cab body styles, 4x2 and 4x4 drive trains, two ride heights and up to three series choices to suit every pocket and market.

Ranger Wildtrak styling
The aggressive and sporty stance of the all-new Ranger line-up is enhanced for the range-topper, Wildtrak.

Chilli Orange and Black Mica trucks gain a unique colour split on the front and designers masked out the feature line on the fascia and contrasted it by highlighting the lower intake. The same accent colours were used on the side mirrors, door handles and side air vents to give the truck a sporty look.

The Wildtrak also comes with 18-inch alloy wheels, a roof rack and an aerodynamic sports bar which all enhance its profile.

Exclusive Wildtrak badging and graphics are designed to set it apart from other lifestyle vehicles.

Apart from the eye-catching Chilli Orange hero colour, Wildtrak is complemented by four other colour choices, Cool White, Black Mica, Metropolitan Grey and Highlight Silver.

Car-like levels of comfort and features

The purposeful interior of the Wildtrak echoes the sporty look of the exterior. A special hydrographic finish on the centre console around the audio system is reminiscent of strong but lightweight materials like carbon fibre.

The seat trim is a combination of leather and woven cloth inspired by sportswear with ventilated sections. To accentuate the premium feel of the interior, there is contrast stitching and a discrete strip on the seat upper and bolster, all in distinctive Wildtrak Orange.

The cabin of Wildtrak has been designed to provide exceptional spaciousness and comfort. For example, three passengers can comfortably fit in the second row of the Wildtrak. Critical design attention has been paid to accommodating rear passengers, who are provided with ample knee room and foot clearance between the B-pillar and the rear seat.

With 23 storage spaces in the cabin, Wildtrak offers more practical stowage than any competitor. A deep centre console bin will keep up to six 375ml cans cool, while the glove box is large enough to accommodate a 16-inch laptop computer. Ample storage for mobile phones and other small items can be found in the console.

Fully equipped with the latest smart technology, the Wildtrak comes with Bluetooth®5audio streaming, USB and iPod6 integration. Voice control allows customers to operate the radio, CD, iPod6, USB, air-conditioning and phone. It also offers a five-inch colour screen with satellite navigation.

More power, more torque

Driving the Wildrak is a powerful 3.2-litre TDCi Duratorq engine, tested to operate at 400 metres below and 4500 metres above sea-level. So whether the Wildtrak is driven along the beach on Fraser Island or climbing the road to Mount Kosciuszko, customers will have complete confidence that it is more than capable.

The 3.2-litre engine delivers 147 kW at 3,000 rpm and 470 Nm with peak torque available from 1500 rpm to 2750 rpm.

The TDCi engine uses a variable geometry turbo-charger, which enables lower-end torque capability to improve launch and driveability, to optimise fuel efficiency.

The Wildtrak boasts a combined fuel economy figure as low as 9.4 litres/100km7 with CO2 emissions of 248 g/km7.

Innovative rear view camera system

An innovative Rear View Camera System on the Wildtrak shows you what’s going on at the back via a video image on the rear view mirror.

A wide-angle camera sends images to a screen incorporated within the electro-chromatic rear view mirror when reverse gear is engaged.

The camera’s low-light capability, combined with the intensity of the vehicle’s reversing lamps helps illuminate the rear in dark areas.

Drivers can also reverse with improved safety and accuracy thanks to marker lines superimposed on the screen image, showing the path of the vehicle based on the current steering angle.

Two yellow lines indicate the total width of the pickup including mirrors, along with additional coloured bars that sign-post distances of 0.3 metres, 1 metre and 2 metres.

A black dotted line marks the pickup’s centre line and is designed to assist the driver in lining up a tow hook with a caravan or trailer.

As well as the Rear View Camera System, the Wildtrak is also available with rear parking sensors that use ultrasonic sensors in the rear bumper to measure the distance to the nearest objects.

Wildtrak Features

  • 3.2-litre TDCi diesel
  • 6-speed manual transmission (with optional 6-speed automatic transmission)
  • Towing capacity of 3,350 kg2
  • Payload of up to 1 tonne3
  • 800mm water wading ability4
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 5.0-inch multi-function colour screen
  • Satellite navigation
  • Rear View Camera with rear view mirror image display
  • Rear parking sensors
  • Dual zone electronic climate control with voice activation
  • Bluetooth®5 with Voice Control
  • Voice control system that allows you to control: Bluetooth®5, radio, CD player, external device (USB/iPod6) and climate
  • iPod6 integration
  • Locking Rear Differential
  • 8-way power leather trim seats with heated front seats
  • Unique colour and trim accents
  • Roof rails
  • Bedliner with additional 12-volt auxiliary power outlet
  • Privacy glass
  • Foglights and auto headlamps
  • Cooled centre console
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Towbar
  • Driver and front passenger beltminder

MyFord Capped Price Servicing
As with all Ford vehicles, Wildtrak offers customers peace of mind with myFord Capped Price Servicing on all models. MyFord Capped Price Servicing means Ford will publish the maximum amount customers will pay for a standard A or B logbook service, no matter which participating Authorised Ford Dealer they use.

For example, the maximum amount a customer who owns a PX Ranger Wildtrak 4x4 3.2-litre diesel would pay at a participating Authorised Ford Dealer for the first 15,000klm service is $385, which includes 12 months myFord Standard Roadside Assistance (RRP $90).

For additional information on myFord Capped Price Servicing and MyFord Standard Roadside Assistance, visit: http://www.ford.com.au/ownership/myford-owners/capped-price

Ranger Wildtrak 6-spd manual: MLP8 $57,390 (MLP six-speed automatic $2,000 extra)

14x2 Single Cab Chassis models (standard ride height) achieve ANCAP 4-star safety rating.
2Braked towing capacity available on 4x2 Hi-Rider and 4x4 models only when fitted with a Genuine Ford towpack and tow ball. Subject to State and Territory regulations.
3Payload Maximum is defined as the Gross Vehicle Mass minus the Kerb mass. Payload is the maximum combined value of occupants, cargo, added options, added structures and towball download (when towing). GVM must not be exceeded.
4800mm water wading available on 4x2 Hi-Rider and 4x4 models only, maintaining a steady speed of not more than 7km per hour.
5Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG Inc. and is used under licence.
6iPod is a registered trademark of Apple Inc. Please refer to www.ford.com.au for iPod compatibility.
7 Fuel consumption based on Ranger 4x4 Wildtrak 3.2-litre Diesel Manual. Fuel consumption and emissions as per Australian Design Rule 81/02 (combined cycle). Note that the actual fuel consumption will depend on many factors including the driver’s driving habits, prevailing conditions and the vehicle’s equipment, condition and use.

8Manufacturer’s List Price: This is the manufacturer's list price for the vehicle only. A number of other components, including a dealer delivery fee, stamp duty, registration, compulsory third party (CTP) insurance and other statutory charges may be payable by a customer in relation to the purchase of this vehicle. As a manufacturer, Ford is not able to quantify the amount of these charges as they vary depending on a range of factors and individual circumstances, including the Ford Dealer the customer purchases the vehicle from, the State or Territory where that customer purchases the vehicle and the customer's age, driving record and other personal factors. The final transaction price for the vehicle will be as negotiated by the customer with their chosen Ford Dealer.

About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. With about 166,000 employees and about 70 plants worldwide, the company’s automotive brands include Ford and Lincoln. The company provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company. For more information regarding Ford’s products in Australia, please visit www.ford.com.au





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