The Ranger Wildtrak X is the new special-edition pickup from Ford, combining a distinctive appearance with the practicality and capability of the standard Wildtrak.
This Ford Ranger special edition stands out from the crowd in its Performance Blue colour scheme; the first time a Wildtrak has been available in such colour. Front park assist has been added, and the front bumper and fog light bezels have been altered to give it a distinctive and more aggressive look. As with the Wildtrak, a lot of the fittings, such as the 18-inch alloy wheels, side steps, roof rails and Roll and Lock cover are finished in black.
Ranger Wildtrak X: Plush Interior
The netted cloth of the standard Wildtrak has been replaced with a premium leather upholstery with Wildtrak stitching. The River Rock grey stitching also features in the door trim, instrument panel and steering wheel. There are also scuff plates and floor mats unique to the Wildtrak X.
The Wildtrak X inherits the generous Wildtrak spec which includes a reversing camera, interior lighting with dimming control, climate control and an 8.0-inch infotainment system with satellite navigation and SYNC 3.
Ranger Wildtrak X: Born Performer
The Wildtrak X is only available with the 6-speed automatic and employs the same 3.2TDCi engine as the Wildtrak, which can produce up to 197bhp and 470Nm – making it the torquiest pickup currently able to tow 3.5 tonnes.
Despite the power and torque available, the Ranger doesn’t feel particularly quick (the 0-62mph dash takes a leisurely 10.9 seconds) and tends to be rather harsh when pushed. That said, it cruises effortlessly and almost silently on the motorway.
Ranger Wildtrak X: Price and Availability
The Wildtrak X is priced from £30,945 plus VAT and limited to just 1,000 units in the UK. As with other Ford Ranger models, the Wildtrak X is backed by Ford’s three-year, 60,000-mile warranty, while service intervals are set at every 12 months or 18,000 miles.