After the US market, probably the biggest competition in truck segment is in Australia. The popularity of Ford Ranger is hard to match. Chevy is trying to get closer to buyers with fellow company Holden, so we can see Colorado compact pickup as one of the competitors. Of course, there is Nissan HiLux as well. But, the appearance of the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will swipe the competition.
Toyota recently announced special versions of the HiLux – Rogue, Rugged, and Rugged X models. These are going to try to match everything a buyer gets with Ranger Wildtrak. For the new season, Ford is preparing few updates on this off-road pickup. Mainly interior changes will improve comfort. Nevertheless, cosmetic touches of the exterior are there to refresh the appearance.
2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Spy Shots and Launch Details
Besides in Australia, the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will appear in the Philippines as well. On the other hand, the truck is not going to follow its base model to the US. This one and Ranger stay away from North America for a while.
The first spy photos of the Ranger Wildtrak are showing that the vehicle is in the final phases of development. The testing mule is unveiling pieces of what we can expect.
Whatsoever, the release date is not set yet. Before the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak, we can expect the base truck and Ranger.
2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Height, Dimensions, Ground Clearance
Changes on the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak include some savings. Among others, to make the truck lighter, designers decided to shrink it. Well, it is nothing spectacular, but the Wildtrak with Double Cab configuration is going to be 1 inch, or 2.5 cm shorter. The height of Ranger Wildtrak remains the same. Depending on configuration, it is between 1815 and 1850 mm (71.5-72.8 inches). The entire lineup of the pickup will have 230 mm of ground clearance. This is enough for off-road work under heavy cargo.
2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Engines
The predecessor of the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak used two diesel engines. The same fuel will power the new, 2.0-liter unit. A twin-turbo unit is going to create 210 hp and 370 lb-ft of torque. The alternative on the petrol end would be a 2.3-liter EcoBoost. This one can meet demands of the US laws.
A 3.2-liter diesel unit shows up again, while a 2.2-liter is still uncertain. The first one is coming with 200 hp and 350 lb-ft of torque. It is also able to tow over 3500 kg. With this engine, performance is not the priority, but the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will sprint 0-60 mph in just 10 seconds.
2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Accessories
Notable features on the 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak are unique 18-inch wheels outside, and Sync3 system inside. There are also many other accessories which will make it different from the base Ranger. Titanium grille will extend durability, aluminum roof rails are there to offer extra room for cargo, and plenty of colors can make this truck pretty appealing. Inside, we will find Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as the standard features of the Sync3 infotainment service.