American Version of Ford Ranger Wildtrak X: The Raptor Lite

Exploring the Outback: A Perfect Fit

As we wait eagerly for the arrival of the upcoming Ford Ranger to arrive in the US, Australia has recently found out that Ford is developing their local Ranger selection by including the Wildtrak X trim, helping to bridge the gap with the Ranger Raptor. The Wildtrak X does more than just offer factory-installed off-roading accessories; it goes beyond the regular Wildtrak by having a broader track and heightened ground clearance, plus Ford’s Trail Control and Trail Turn Assist technologies.

Utilizing Ford’s Functional Cargo Rack System for practicality, it is possible to transport a multitude of products of varying shapes and sizes on the roof. The end product appears as if it was made for any off-road exploration experience.

The critical Bilstein Position-Sensitive Dampers play an indispensable part in the Wildtrak’s goal of giving thrill seekers the opportunity to voyage into the backcountry with their equipment yet not forfeiting any ride quality. Implemented with a single-tube form and nitrogen-filled exterior repository, these dampers have been fine-tuned keeping in mind touring factors as well as payloads.

Ford is keen to point out that the Wildtrak X, with its full-time 4WD system instead of the part-time “shift on the fly” 4×4 system, still retains the standard Wildtrak’s 7,716-pound towing capacity despite the new Bi-Turbo Diesel 2.0-liter engine option now available to Australians.

The Wildtrak X 17-inch alloy wheels are equipped with General Grabber AT3 off-road tires as stock, further widening the track by 30mm and granting an extra 26mm in ground clearance compared to the Wildtrak. Its signature Matrix LED headlamps also point up the distinct front grille through auxiliary LEDs.

Inside, the Wildtrak X’s interior brims with new leather-enhanced seats touched up with Miko suede, and the Wildtrak X emblem is skillfully crafted onto the seat backs, high glovebox, and season resistant front and rear matting. The sewing boasts Cyber Orange, aptly coordinating with the selection of paint shades.

In Oz, the cost approximates to about fifty grand and should be obtainable later on this year. As for whether or not we shall receive an upgraded version of the Wildtrak trim in the US is anybody’s wager as of present. Nevertheless, we are getting the Ranger Raptor.

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