2008 Ford Ranger Wildtrak (UK) review and pictures

Posted on Wednesday, 16 April 2008 , 07:04:56 byVeronica

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Ford Ranger Wildtrak (UK)

The European division of Ford is adding to its portfolio of sporty commercial vehicles a limited number of Range Wildtrak models in signature Ford Performance Blue with white GT stripes. Performance Blue is now available on the SportKa, Focus ST and Fiesta ST Performance models, but also on the Fiesta Sport, Transit Sport and new Transit Connect Sport. The new Ford Ranger Wildtrak features AMB and Electronic Brake force Distribution, air conditioning, heated front seats and an off-road information centre offered as standard. Under the hood it hides a 3.0-liter Duratorq TDCi engine capable of generating 156 PS which are being sent to the wheels through a 5-speed manual transmission which was launched last spring and which is offered as standard on Range Wildtrak. When specified in Performance Blue the model features prominent Ford GT-style white stripes which extend across the bonnet, over the cab roof and continue down the rear and are a standard.

Ford of Europe is adding to its portfolio of sporty commercial vehicles by offering a limited number of Ranger Wildtrak models in signature Ford Performance Blue with white `GT` stripes.

Performance Blue has become an established Ford colour with sporty connotations within the company`s European passenger car portfolio and is now available on the SportKa, Focus ST and Fiesta ST performance models as well as the Fiesta Sport, Transit Sport and new Transit Connect Sport.

"The Wildtrak is our range-topping model within the Ranger series and Performance Blue is a great colour for this vehicle," explained Henrik Nenzen, Director Commercial Vehicles, Marketing, Sales & Service. "Performance Blue has become a signature Ford colour and a popular choice on Ford`s passenger cars all over Europe, as well as more recently injecting added vibrancy and emotion to our medium-sized commercial range."

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak is a highly specified model with ABS and EBD (Electronic Brakeforce Distribution), air conditioning, heated front seats and an off-road information centre as standard equipment. The powerful 3.0-litre
Duratorq TDCi 156 PS engine " paired with a five-speed manual transmission " was launched last spring and is standard on Ranger Wildtrak. This powertrain completes the package on this very capable, stylish, and dependable pick-up.

The prominent Ford GT-style white stripes extend across the bonnet, over the cab roof and continue down the rear and are a standard feature of the Ranger Wildtrak when specified in Performance Blue.

"The Ranger Wildtrak in Performance Blue is available in limited numbers only across Europe, so customers are advised to place their orders with their Ford dealer early to avoid disappointment," added Nenzen.