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Ford Ranger Wildtrak X Returns to NZ in 2021

 The popular Ford Ranger Wildtrak X is making a return to Ford dealerships early next year, offering a range of stylish design, value features, and interior upgrades over the standard Ranger Wildtrak.

“Since we first launched the Ranger Wildtrak X in the second half of 2020, it has proven popular with customers because it built on those core thoroughbred Ranger qualities, while offering more personalisation for family weekends away,” said Simon Rutherford, Managing Director, Ford New Zealand. “With the arrival of the more aggressively designed 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X, we aim to ensure it remains front-of-mind for customers.”

Ford Ranger Wildtrak X

Customers were clearly attracted to the value proposition of the previous Ranger Wildtrak X, which is now sold-out, and it has been a major contributor to the Ranger’s on-going success in the New Zealand. Ford New Zealand has now secured an extra limited run of Ranger Wildtrak X models.

The 2021.25MY update adds a number of stylish design cues to both the exterior and interior that set it apart from the premium Ford Ranger Wildtrak, and previous iterations of the Wildtrak X.

These include subtle yet attention-grabbing unique ‘Saber’ coloured highlights to the Sports hoop and grille nostrils. Also, Ebony Black replaces the Bolder Grey accents across many of the exterior features. The overall result builds on the Wildtrak credentials to deliver an aggressive styling package.

Ford Ranger Wildtrak X

Inside, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X offers a premium appointed cabin, including leather-appointed seating with Wildtrak orange stitching detail on the steering wheel, gear-lever and handbrake boot. Compared to the standard Wildtrak, the Wildtrak X now features unique seat trim including striking Saber orange detailing on the seat face and cushion, plus additional leather accents on the side bolsters. In addition, new illuminated scuff plates on the front door sills provide additional visual impact when the driver steps into the cabin.

Popular Ranger Wildtrak attributes like the Power Roller Shutter, are included as standard, along with SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto smartphone capability. The 8.0-inch full colour screen incorporates a reversing camera and built-in voice-activated sat-nav.

Available with the 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo, 10-speed turbodiesel powertrain as standard, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X is based on the Ranger 4×4 Wildtrak Double Cab Pick-Up.

With 157kW/500Nm, the Bi-Turbo powertrain was first introduced on the Ford Performance Ranger Raptor and is fitted with the specifically tuned, new-generation 10-speed automatic.

The 10-speed automatic includes a lock-out feature to hold specific gears when towing, giving the Ranger Wildtrak X a towing capacity of 3,500kg and 943kg payload.  In addition, the Bi-Turbo brings a fuel efficiency figure of 7.4L/100km.

Ford Ranger Wildtrak X

In addition to a five-year or 150,000 kilometre full factory warranty, every Ford Ranger is eligible for the Ford Service Benefits program, designed to keep customers on the road longer, at participating Ford dealerships. With long 15,000km/12-month service intervals, Ford Service Benefits also bring Ford Ranger owners a Service Loan Car, Roadside Assistance as well as sat-nav map updates.

Recommended Retail Price (RRP) for the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X is arpund $75,490.

Dave McLeodhttps://www.tarmaclife.co.nz
New Zealand motoring editor/journalist and published author. Besotted with cars and the experiences they give. I'm a family guy with a bark that's bigger than my bite and prefer football over rugby any day of any week.

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