Ford has revealed its new Ranger Wildtrak X derivative in Europe, handing the double-cab bakkie distinctive external styling features that scream “Raptor-lite”.

For starters, the new Wildtrak X is offered in the “Performance Blue” metallic paint worn by the Ranger Raptor. In addition, items such as the front grille, sports bar, roof rails, side-steps, alloy wheels and Wildtrak decals gain a black finish.

The standard “roll-and-lock” load-bed cover is also finished in black. Inside, you’ll find leather seats in (you guessed it) black, with contrast stitching in “River Rock” grey.

Ford says the new Wildtrak X will be offered in double-cab form only, powered by the Ranger’s familiar 3,2-litre, five-cylinder turbodiesel engine (147 kW/470 N.m), mated exclusively to a six-speed automatic transmission and 4x4 driveline.

It’s not yet clear whether Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa will consider offering this new derivative to local buyers.

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