Ford in Australia has revealed a new Ranger Wildtrak X variant, which offers extra kit and will be limited to “around 1 000 units” for that market.
Of course, we’ve seen that badge before, with the Blue Oval brand’s European arm having already employed the moniker back in April 2018. But, unlike that fairly basic Euro-spec variant, the derivative destined for Australian roads is packed with added equipment.
So, what sets the Wildtrak X apart from the standard model? Well, it gains new black 18-inch alloy wheels (with +35 mm offset), black wheelarch flares and a black nudge bar (complete with an LED bar) up front.
The grille, lower bumper trim and exterior door handles, meanwhile, are likewise finished in a dark hue. You’ll likely also have noticed the snorkel attached to the A-pillar. Inside, the newcomer seemingly inherits its specification list from the regular Wildtrak on which it is based.
Down Under, the Wildtrak X will be offered in 4x4 guise only, with either the 147 kW 3,2-litre five-cylinder turbodiesel engine (mated with a six-speed automatic transmission) or the 157 kW twin-turbo 2,0-litre four-cylinder oil-burner (using the new ten-speed self-shifting gearbox) providing the urge.
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