The mid-size 2023 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will introduce some significant upgrades. Yes, the Ranger model is getting a redesign, including all of its trim levels and special editions. A new design will look bolder and closer to the new F-150 light-duty truck. Moreover, the turbodiesel V6 engine will return, although probably not in the United States.
We’ll get to that later. New Wildtrak is a more aggressive and off-road-oriented version with so much to offer. Of course, the Wildtrak is still not a Raptor, but it provides a lot of good stuff for such a price. The next-gen Ranger is on the way, so here’s everything you need to know.
Ford Ranger Wildtrak Redesign
The global Ranger will debut later this year. As we said, a new design is coming and the 2023 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will also gain exciting visual updates. The new model will be a dramatic departure from the current model. The new model will not be as curvy as it is right now. Moreover, we like new and sharper lines on the side profile. As a result, the new model is a blockier and it looks closer to the Ford F-150 model.
If you like, we could say the new Ranger now looks like the bigger Ford Maverick. The mid-size dimensions will remain and there will be two body styles again. As for Wildtrak, it will largely benefit from the recent makeover. This model looks slightly more aggressive and more importantly, it gets the job done. The Wildtrak comes with unique gear, wheels, tires, and exterior paints. However, we are waiting for the official details.
The interior will also receive big upgrades. New 2023 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will now feature a more modern cabin design highlighted by a new dashboard and large portrait-oriented touchscreen. We already saw this unit in the first photos of the Mustang Mach-E electric crossover.
The Ranger will offer both 10.1-inch and 12-inch sizes. Naturally, Blue Oval will also introduce a new SYNC4 infotainment system. Besides that, we expect to see fewer buttons and physical functions. We don’t know if the cabin space will improve, but we definitely expect a larger center console.
At the moment, this model comes with a 2.0-liter diesel engine, producing 210 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Most likely, this engine will remain, but Ford already suggested the return of the turbodiesel V6 engine. Of course, this engine won’t make it to the United States, but it will be available in Australia. Moreover, Ford has no intention of introducing the two-door Ranger in the U.S.
The Raptor model will be available, but Wildtrak will reach the markets in Europe and Australia. The Ranger Wildtrak is a more off-road-oriented pickup truck, with additional gear and a standard 4×4 system. And while the Ranger in North America will have a 10-speed automatic transmission, Wildtrak will offer a six-speed manual gearbox. Of course, we expect the automatic transmission to become available as well.
2023 Ford Ranger Wildtrak Release Date, Price
If you are looking for a perfect 4×4 pickup truck, the 2023 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is a great choice. It is a model that comes with a lot of features, combining good performance and a high level of comfort. The price of the new Wildtrak model will start at about $40,000 and the sales will begin this summer.