Ford Ranger Wildtrak – First “Global” Ford design?

Ford Ranger Wildtrak image

If you haven’t seen the new Ford Ranger Wildtrak, you should take a good hard look at it, becuase Ford’s first car to be produced under the One Ford Global Strategy won’t be sold in the U.S. The new philosophy Ford is adopting will make their models into single designs available everywhere, instead of having a version of the Focus that’s different on every continent, for example.

And I’m sure you’re thinking what I’m thinking: the first “global” car isn’t coming Stateside? It seems weird that the Wildtrak won’t be hitting the great American highways, but apparently, being 90% of the size of an F-150, Ford doesn’t think Americans will be all that interested. Which is a shame, since I’m one of those guys that would like a pick-up, but isn’t really a “pick-up guy.” I love the Wildtrak, and it being smaller than the F-150 is a plus for me. I don’t use that much storage all too often in my car, but when I do I tend to need a lot of space. Wildtrak seems like the perfect fit, smaller but with plenty of cargo room.

It’ even sports a smart regeneration system that saves fuel economy by controlling the alternator, a stiffer frame and highly tuned aerodynamics. Some great features that you should definitely check out… if you’re ever in Australia.

Here’s the quick rundown:

Towing:

  • 7,385 lbs

Engine:

  • 2.2-liter diesel with 148 hp and 277 ft/lb of torque
  • 3.2-liter with 197 hp and 347 ft/lb of torque

Cab:

  • 4×2
  • 4×4
  • Two ride heights

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