Ford officially announces a new variant coming to the 2021 Ranger lineup in Mexico. Intended to become the new top-of-the-line version, the Ranger Wildtrak will soon arrive in Ford showrooms. The good news is that this additional variant will arrive with more standard features than the current top of the line XLT 4×4.
Visually, the Ranger Wildtrak takes the overall form of the mid-size pickup, especially the one sold in Europe, Australia and Asia before the restyled model introduced in Thailand last year.
The Wildtrak is distinguished from the rest by the variant-exclusive Saber Orange color, as well as the roof rails, roll bar, mirror caps, side rails and grille which are all black in color. It will also be fitted with 18-inch two-tone wheels, also exclusive to this variant.
The Ranger Wildtrak has just about all the features available for the nameplate, including adaptive cruise control, pre-collision assistance with automatic emergency braking and the 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.
Interestingly, while the T6 Ranger Wildtrak in most parts of the world is equipped with the 2.0-liter EcoBlue twin-turbo diesel engine (also found in the Ranger Raptor), the Wildtrak to Mexico will do away with the oil burner and be powered by the 2.3-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine found in the American Rangers.
That said, it will produce 270 horsepower (201 kilowatts) and 310 pound-feet (420 Newton-meters) of torque, transmitted to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ford said the Wildtrak will arrive in Mexican showrooms in July with an initial price of 799,000 Mexican pesos, or about $ 39,000 at current exchange rates. It sits below the recently launched Ranger Raptor for the same market, which sells for 989,000 Mexican pesos, or roughly $ 48,000.