The 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is a winner all the way. Thanks to a mild facelift, it will not only look better but it will also benefit from design changes to its front. The interior will also be better than before and according to certain sources, the Wildtrack will come with a changed powertrain. These same sources say that the 2.2-liter engine that currently powers up the Ford Ranger Wildtrak will be replaced with a 2.0-liter engine. These are however speculations as the company have not made any official announcement to this effect.
The new Ford Ranger Wildtrak has been designed and built by a team of engineers who have made certain changes to the Wildtrak. The new model is based on the T6 platform that has earlier also been used on the Mazda BT-50. Those who are not familiar with the Ford Ranger will be glad to know that the new models; dimensions and specifications are pretty much the same as those of the F-150 pickup trucks that have made Ford such a popular car manufacturer.
2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Design
The new Wildtrak will be sold in as many as 180 different markets in the world. This shows that this particular model is the best pickup truck in its category. There are many things going for the new Wildtrack including a very spacious cabin. It also boasts of superior performance and more importantly it is also a very safe and secure pickup truck.
The 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak competes with the likes of the VW Amarok and Isuzu D-MAX. However, both these pickup trucks are not able to match the Wildtrack in performance and security. The nice thing about the Wildtrack is that it performs exceedingly well and it also offers good fuel economy as well. Best of all, its design is very modern and inside the cabin passengers are treated to a very comfortable and safe ride. The Wildtrak is great to drive on both regular roads as well as on off-road terrains. It is also a very luxurious model that performs way above expectations.
2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Engine Specs
The new 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is available in the four-by-four Double Cab pickup configuration. It also comes with either a standard 6-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual transmission. The all-wheel-drive option is available as an option in the lower models. The thing that impresses one the most about the new Wildtrak is its powerful engine. This 3.2-liter 5-cylinder engine delivers 197 ponies and a maximum torque of 470 Nm.
The 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is available in the following trim options:
- Limited (Europe)
- XLS (Australia)
The new 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak comes with either a 2.5-liter petrol engine or a 2.2-liter diesel engine with four cylinders and 16 valves. The petrol engine is capable of producing 165 horsepower and 226 Nm of torque. The diesel engine is capable of producing 150 horsepower and 375 Nm of torque and is mated to a six-speed automatic transmission.
2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrack Release Date and Price
As for release date of the 2016 Ford Ranger Wildtrak, we expect it to be introduced into the market towards the end of this year. However, it may not be released in all 180 markets at the same time. The price of the new Wildtrack should not be much different than that of the 2015 model. So, expect to pay about $30,000