Another awesome Ranger edition arrives in Australia.
The Ford Ranger competes in the midsize pickup truck segment that includes the highly successful Toyota Tacoma and Chevy Colorado. Despite only being introduced to the US in 2019, the Ranger has been doing its thing for almost a decade in international markets, where customers love its rugged nature and practical ability. Markets such as Brazil have enjoyed frequent updates, but US fans haven't been left in the lurch either, with Ford offering special versions such as the Tremor Edition. Australia is one of the Ranger's biggest markets, and Ford has now announced that the popular Wildtrak X will be receiving some cool new features.
The Australian Wildtrak X was first announced in 2019 and then updated in August of 2020, and the latest change sees the addition of both interior and exterior upgrades. On the outside, the Wildtrak x adds orange and black accents on the sailplane's sports bar and dual-nostril front grille, and the front and rear lower bumper, grille sailplane, mirror caps, and other bits and pieces are now covered in a bolder gray. On the inside, the Ranger gets unique black leather seat trim with Saber orange accents and illuminated front door sills. The current model's contrast orange seat stitching carries over.
Unfortunately the update doesn't add any mechanical upgrades, but you still get a standard black front nudge bar, black side steps, 18-inch black wheels, and a 20.5-inch front Lumen LED light bar. Under the hood the engine choices remain the same: there's a 3.2-liter turbocharged five-pot diesel producing 197 horsepower, or a 2.0-liter twin-turbo four pot making 210 hp. Pricing for the 3.2-liter car starts at 66,490 Australian dollars ($48,962). Unfortunately these updates won't be making their way to the US any time soon, but one can hope.