25 November 2020

Rugged Ford Ranger Wildtrak X Returns In 2021

MELBOURNE, Australia, 25 November 2020 – The popular Ford Ranger Wildtrak X is making a return to Ford dealerships early next year, offering a range of stylish design, value features, and interior upgrades over the standard Ranger Wildtrak.

“Since we first launched the Ranger Wildtrak X in late 2019, it has proven popular with customers because it built on those core thoroughbred Ranger qualities, while offering more personalisation for family weekends away,” said Andrew Birkic, President and CEO, Ford Australia and New Zealand. “With the arrival of the more aggressively designed 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X, we aim to ensure it remains front-of-mind for intending customers.”

Customers were clearly attracted to the value proposition of the previous Ranger Wildtrak X, which is now almost sold-out, and it has been a major contributor to the Ranger’s on-going success in the 4x4 pickup segment. Ford Australia has now secured an extra limited run of Ranger Wildtrak X models.

For 2021, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X includes the following upgrades over the standard Wildtrak:

  • Genuine Ford Black nudge bar
  • Lumen 20.5” slimline LED Light Bar
  • Unique 18-inch black alloy wheels with 35 mm offset
  • Wheel arch flares, now in Ebony Black
  • Unique front grille, now in Ebony Black with Sabre accent ‘nostrils’
  • Unique rear sail plane, now in Ebony Black with Sabre accents
  • Black side steps
  • Roof rails, box rails, lower front bumper insert, rear bumper, headlamp / fog lamp bezels, mirror caps, fender features, door and tailgate handles now all finished in Ebony Black
  • Unique illuminated scuff plates for front doors
  • Unique seat materials and accent colours

The addition of the 2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak X builds on Ford Australia’s fresh product arrivals, which will continue into 2021. New entrants to the showroom, the all-new Ford Puma and all-new Ford Escape, are proving popular across Australia, and the addition of the Ford Everest Basecamp and Everest Sport in RWD has bolstered the company’s seven-seat offerings.

With the addition of the exciting new Ranger FX4 MAX, plus the return of the XL Tradie 4x4 and updated Wildtrak X, and introduction of the Ranger XLT Double Cab Chassis and Ranger XLT Fully Loaded, Ford will be strongly positioned to maintain its 4x4 leadership into 2021.

Like its predecessor, the 2021.25MY Wildtrak X offers the Ford Ranger customer an aggressive styling package, functionality, and value.

These features include unique 18-inch alloy wheels with 35mm offset, black-painted nudge bar, LED light bar and wheel-arch flares.

The 2021.25MY update adds a number of stylish design cues to both the exterior and interior that set it apart from the premium Ford Ranger Wildtrak, and previous iterations of the Wildtrak X.

These include subtle yet attention-grabbing unique ‘Sabre’ coloured highlights to the Sports hoop and grille nostrils. Also, Ebony Black replaces the Bolder Grey accents across many of the exterior features. The overall result builds on the Wildtrak credentials to deliver an aggressive styling package.

Inside, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X offers a premium appointed cabin, including leather-appointed seating with Wildtrak orange stitching detail on the steering wheel, gear-lever and handbrake boot. Compared to the standard Wildtrak, the Wildtrak X now features unique seat trim including striking Sabre orange detailing on the seat face and cushion, plus additional leather accents on the side bolsters. In addition, new illuminated scuff plates on the front door sills provide additional visual impact when the driver steps into the cabin.

Popular Ranger Wildtrak attributes like the Power Roller Shutter, are included as standard, along with SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlayTM and Android AutoTM smartphone capability1. The 8.0-inch full colour screen incorporates a reversing camera and built-in voice-activated sat-nav.

Available with a choice of either the proven 3.2-litre turbodiesel 6-speed automatic, or 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo, 10-speed turbodiesel powertrains, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X is based on the Ranger 4x4 Wildtrak Double Cab Pick-Up.

With 157kW/500Nm, the Bi-Turbo powertrain was first introduced on the Ford Performance Ranger Raptor – 4x4 Australia’s 2019 4x4 of the Year – and is fitted with the specifically tuned, new-generation 10-speed automatic.

The 10-speed automatic includes a lock-out feature to hold specific gears when towing, giving the Ranger Wildtrak X a towing capacity of 3,500kg and 943kg payload2.
In addition, the Bi-Turbo brings a fuel efficiency figure of 7.4L/100km3.

In the guise of the proven 3.2L, five-cylinder common rail turbodiesel with six-speed automatic, the Wildtrak X has a payload of 913kg and towing capacity of 3,500kg2. Fuel economy is an impressive 8.9L/100km2, combining strength with efficiency.

Ford’s full Driver Assist Technology4 suite is standard, among which is Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, Adaptive Cruise Control, Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, as well as electronic rear differential lock. There is also a Tyre Pressure Monitoring System, and Active Park Assist.

Most recently, the FordPass Connect5 embedded modem has been added to the range. This ‘connected car’ technology pairs with the FordPass smartphone app to unlock a range of new connected services and remote vehicle functions to simplify the Ranger ownership experience.

The Ford Ranger line-up has been rated at five-stars by the Australasian New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).

Importantly, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X brings a suite of Ranger ownership benefits.

In addition to a five-year, unlimited kilometre full factory warranty6, every Ford Ranger is eligible for the Ford Service Benefits7 program, designed to keep customers on the road longer, at participating Ford dealerships. With long 15,000km/12-month service intervals, A and B log-book services for the first four years/60,000km are set at a maximum of $299 per service.

Further adding to the ownership experience, Ford Service Benefits also bring Ford Ranger owners a Service Loan Car, Auto Club Membership including Roadside Assistance as well as sat-nav map updates.


Enquire about the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X today at Challenger Ford.

  • Disclaimer

    [1]  Not all SYNC® 3 features are compatible with all phones. For compatibility, see ford.com.au/sync.
    Apple CarPlay/Android Auto requires phone with compatible version of Apple iOS/Android™ (as applicable), active data service, and connection cable (sold separately). SYNC does not control Apple CarPlay/Android Auto while in use. Apple/Google and other third parties are responsible for their respective functionality. Message data and rates may apply. Apple CarPlay, Siri Eyes Free, iPod and iPhone are trademarks of Apple Inc. registered in the US and other countries. Android Auto and Google Maps are trademarks of Google Inc. Ford Applink® is available on selected SYNC® models and is compatible with select smartphone platforms. Warning: some local laws prohibit some phone functions while driving. Check your local road rules before using these functions.

     [2]  Maximum braked/unbraked towing capacity when fitted with a genuine Ford tow pack and tow ball

     [3]  Fuel consumption and emissions as per ADR81/02 (combined cycle) and to be used for vehicle comparison purposes only

     [4]  Driver-assist features are supplemental and do not replace the driver’s attention, judgment and need to control the vehicle. May not operate in some driving and road conditions (including at certain speeds) or adverse weather.

     [5]  Use of FordPass is subject to the FordPass Terms and Privacy Policy and the Connected Vehicle Terms and Privacy Policy available on ford.com.au/fordpass and requires a compatible mobile device, internet access and software (including software updates from time to time). The user is responsible for internet access, mobile network data and voice call services required for use of the FordPass App on their mobile device, including associated fees. The FordPass App and FordPass Connect modem can only work when both are connected to the telecommunications network.  Ford cannot guarantee that FordPass will always be in fully operating condition and the FordPass App may be unavailable or FordPass services interrupted.  Ford is not responsible for any limitations or restrictions of the telecommunications network or of the user’s mobile device.

     [6]    Warranty conditions apply. Five-year, unlimited kilometre Ford Express New Vehicle Warranty applies to new, demonstrator and loan vehicles delivered from May 1, 2018

     [7]    Maximum price payable for a standard ‘A’ or ‘B’ scheduled service for up to four years or 60,000km (whichever occurs first) at Challenger Ford on select vehicles first purchased by a Private or Blue Fleet customer, commencing on the date of first delivery. ‘A’ or ‘B’ scheduled services do not include Additional Scheduled Maintenance Items that are required. Other exclusions apply. See www.ford.com.au/service/t-and-condtions  for full terms

     [8]    This is the manufacturer's list price for the vehicle only. A number of other components, including a dealer delivery fee, stamp duty, registration, compulsory third-party insurance and other statutory charges may be payable by a customer in relation to the purchase of this vehicle. The final transaction price for the vehicle will be as negotiated by the customer with Challenger Ford.

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