Ford car maker has unveiled new power trains and an array of features the American auto maker describes as being “high-tech.” it’s named 2012 Ford Ranger Wildtrak and be will world debuted in public Geneva Auto Show. The Blue Oval will sell this new compact pickup, which is packed with ‘smart technologies’ like Bluetooth Voice Control and Rear View Camera system on markets where the F-Series in not available, with powering options including a 2.2-litre 4-cylinder or 3.2-litre 5-cylinder Duratorq TDCi diesels.
Craig Metros, chief designer of the all-new Ranger said “Wildtrak’s aggressive look and bold new graphics are a perfect fit for those who appreciate a sporty and more expressive image. It will look fantastic transporting the latest quad bike or jet ski for their weekend getaways,”
The smaller of the couple will offer customers craving for a bit of pick-up action 150 ps and 375 Nm of torque, while the more potent unit will release a 200 ps troop and 470 Nm of torque. Drawn in the Ute homeland, Australia, the Ranger will hit the markets from factories in Thailand, South Africa and Argentina as the first commercial vehicle to be built under the One Ford strategy. The model will be offered, for prices yet to be announced, in three different cab body styles, 4×2 and 4×4 drive trains, two ride heights and up to four series choices.
Meant for the markets which would get a headache if using the likes of the F-Series, the new Ranger will be offered later this year with a choice of two common-rail Ford Duratorq TDCi diesel engines, a 2.2l four-cylinder and a new 3.2l 5-cylinder unit. The smaller of the couple will offer customers craving for a bit of pick-up action 150 ps and 375 Nm of torque, while the more potent unit will release a 200 ps troop and 470 Nm of torque.
The aggressive and sporty stance of the new Ranger line-up is enhanced for the range-topper, Wildtrak. There is a unique colour split on the front and designers masked out the feature line on the fascia and contrasted it by highlighting the lower intake. The same accent colours were used on the side mirrors, door handles and side air vents to give the vehicle a dark sporty look
The purposeful interior of the Wildtrak echoes the dark sporty look of the outside. A special hydrographic finish on the centre console around the audio is reminiscent of strong but lightweight materials like carbon fibre. The cabin of Ranger has been stretched to provide segment-leading spaciousness and comfort. Three passengers can easily fit in the second row of the Wildtrak, for instance. It offers ample knee room and better foot clearance between the B-pillar and the seat. This means that getting in and out of the new Ranger is easier than ever for rear-seat passengers.