All New Ford Ranger Wildtrak at AIMS 2011

Ford Ranger Wildrtrak at AIMS 2011

Ford Ranger Wildrtrak  at AIMS 2011

Ford Australia will premiere its All-New Ranger Wildtrak at the Australian International Motor Show.

Seen for the first time at an Australian motor show, the Ranger Wildtrak is designed for customers seeking a ruggedly stylish and supremely functional lifestyle vehicle. Wildtrak takes Ranger’s up-market appearance even further, with a unique colour split on the front that helps define the car’s sporty image.

Designers masked out the feature line on the front fascia and contrasted it by highlighting the lower intake. The same dark accent colours were used on the side mirrors, door handles and side air vents to give the vehicle a dynamic sporty look.

“Wildtrak’s aggressive look and bold new graphics are a perfect fit for those who appreciate a sporty and more expressive image. It will look fantastic transporting the latest quad bike or jet ski for weekend getaways,” said Craig Metros, chief designer of the All-New Ranger.

Joining the Chilli Orange Ranger Wildtrak 3.2-litre diesel at Melbourne will be an Aurora Blue Ranger 4×4 XLT Double Cab Pickup 3.2-litre.

Sitting high on 18-in alloy wheels, the All-New Ranger Wildtrak gets roof rails and an aerodynamic sports bar, which enhance its profile. Wildtrak badging and graphics help to set it apart from other lifestyle vehicles, while the cabin gains a smart combination of leather and cloth upholstery.

The purposeful interior of the Wildtrak echoes the sporty look of the outside. A special hydrographic finish on the centre console around the audio is reminiscent of strong but lightweight materials like carbon fibre.

The seat trim – a combination of leather and cloth inspired by sportswear with ventilated sections – provides lateral support and confidence even on rough terrain. Contrast stitching and a discreet strip on the seat upper and bolster, all in distinctive Wildtrak Orange, accentuate the premium feel of the interior.

ALL NEW Ford Ranger Wildrtrak  at AIMS 2011

The cabin of All-New Ranger has been designed to maximise comfort. For example, three passengers can easily fit in the second row of the Ranger Wildtrak. It offers increased rear legroom and knee clearance between the first and second row seats. This means that getting in and out of the All-New Ranger is easier than ever for rear-seat passengers.

With more than 20 storage spaces in the cabin, Ranger offers more practical stowage than many of its competitors. A deep centre console bin will keep up to six drink cans cool, while the glove box is large enough to accommodate a 16-inch laptop computer. There is also ample storage for mobile phones and other small items in the console.

Also poised to be a leader in innovation, Ranger Wildtrak is one of the most high-tech pickups with smart technologies such as Bluetooth®1 with Voice Control, which lets the driver control the radio, CD, iPod, USB, air-conditioning and phone. It also offers a five-inch colour screen with satellite navigation.

One of the most high-tech vehicles in the segment, Ranger Wildtrak will boast the segment’s first Rear View Camera System where the camera image is displayed in the rear view mirror, as well as rear parking sensors.

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Rob first learned to drive on the farm in a left hand drive WW11 Jeep when he was 11, many years ago. He has maintained a strong interest in the industry ever since and was hooked on 4WDriving way back then. Often known for taking the 4WD in the driveway over the sports car, he has travelled pretty much everywhere in Australia and when he is bored goes for a drive.