Ford is among the carmakers that are on a range expansion spree for 2018 and subsequent years. In fact, the iconic US carmaker is going to bring back of its earlier models that were popular but were discontinued for various reasons. The Ford Ranger is one such example. Ford is all set to bring back the popular truck with a Wildtrak variant and it will be launched sometimes in 2018, as per company sources. Of late, the prototype of the upcoming 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak has been spotted testing in Colorado and adjacent regions. It may be built at the company’s Michigan production facility. It is expected both super cab and crew cab versions will be launched.
2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak – Exterior Body Changes and Interior Cabin Design
The spy images of upcoming 2018 Wildtrak have already posted online and from the images it is clear, the truck will have an enticing exterior styling. Despite the camouflage, it is not tedious to spot the design traits. It will be built on the enhanced version of the company’s T6 platform. The hexagonal style grille used in many Ford pickup models is likely to be there at the front. It may be released in a few trims but Ford is a mum on those details. There will be variations in wheel options as per trims. There will be changes in the US-bound model compared to the Australian version. Not much is known about the cabin of the truck though.
2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak – Powerful Engine and Performance
It is not clear as to which powertrain choices will be used by Ford in the upcoming 2018 Ranger Wildtrak. It is rumoured that the diesel engine may be used and you will also get a twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 unit in some trims. The latter may also be kept especially for the US buyers. However, Ford is certain to use it’s much touted and new 10-speed automatic transmission which has been co-developed with GM. It has already been used in the new F-150 lineup. This is supposed to make the engines more fuel efficient.
It is expected that the upcoming 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will be equipped with latest safety features and there will be several entertainments features too. You can expect safety features like airbags, traction control, TPMS, rear vision camera and lane keep assist along with others.
2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak – Price and Expected Release Date
Ford has not said anything on the pricing of upcoming 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak. However, it is not going to be priced steeply given the fierce competition in this segment. The release date is not known but it should be sometimes in 2018.
The upcoming Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2018 is going to be an enticing pickup and a section of buyers are waiting for its arrival. The design is quite enticing and it will get powerful engines as well. Not much is known about the pricing and in-cabin features at this moment and the release date is yet to be announced. On release, the 2018 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will battle it out with rivals like Toyota Tacoma, Honda Ridgeline, and Nissan Frontier.