This is the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak, making its unofficial global debut.
The latest iteration of the next-generation Ranger Wildtrak was caught completely undisguised in Detroit although it is a right-hand drive version. Just weeks after the Blue Oval revealed the Ranger Raptor, the popular Wildtrak version shows added ground clearance over the regular Ranger, a cargo bay with a 12V socket, innovative retractable tonneau cover (roller shutter), 18-inch alloy rims on P265/60 tyres, and additional styling interior/exterior tweaks to make it stand out from the standard Ranger.
While the current Wildtrak has a 3.2 TDCI motor, the new model features Ford’s all-new twin turbo 2.0-litre diesel (confirmed by the bi-turbo badge on the front bumper) good for 157kW and 500Nm while being mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission or optional six-speed manual.
A spokesman for Ford Southern Africa said they have not seen the new Wildtrak and have no idea on local introduction dates as yet, but we expect it to arrive here in the second half of 2019. – BD Motor News (Picture credit: Spidebilde/Brian Williams Photography)