Mike Stevens | Jun 29, 2012

The flagship in Ford's new Ranger family is here, the dual-cab 2012 Wildtrak - the final model to join the line-up.

Revealed last year, the arrival of the Wildtrak in Ford showrooms brings the Ranger line-up to 21 models.

Pricing for the Wildtrak remains unchanged from the $57,390 (plus on-roads) figure confirmed last year.

"We’ve experienced unprecedented demand for the Wildtrak with the vehicles arriving now filling orders well into Q4 this year," General Marketing Manager, Ford Australia, David Katic said.

"The number of other Ranger variants arriving has nearly doubled since the beginning of the year so dealers are starting to get good stocks of all models."

The Wildtrak enters above the well-specced XLT model, adding satellite navigation and a five-inch dash display, a rear-view camera with an in-mirror display, and a combined leather/fabric trim with heated eight-way powered seats.

Externally, the Wildtrak gets 18-inch alloy wheels, a unique sports-bar and new roof rails, Wildtrak badging and graphics, and - among others - the "Chilli Orange" hero colour.

Safety features include Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) incorporating ABS, Hill Launch Assist, Trailer Sway Control, Load Adaptive Control, Emergency Brake Assist and Roll Over Mitigation and Emergency Brake Light. There's also front seat side airbags and curtain airbags.

As with the XLT, the Wildtrak is powered by a 3.2 litre five-cylinder turbodiesel, producing 147kW at 4700rpm and 470Nm between 1500 and 2750rpm.

The engine is mated to a six-speed manual transmission as standard, with a six-speed auto available as an option.

Fuel consumption is listed at 9.4 l/100km, with CO2 emissions at 248g/km.

Last year, The Motor Report awarded the Ranger - and its development twin, the Mazda BT-50 - as the Best Buy cars of 2011.

Feature Breakdown:

  • Towing capacity of 3350 kg, payload of up to 1 tonne
  • 800mm water wading ability
  • 18-inch alloy wheels
  • 5.0-inch multi-function colour screen, satellite navigation
  • Rear View Camera with rear view mirror image display, rear parking sensors
  • Dual zone electronic climate control with voice activation
  • Voice control system that allows you to control: Bluetooth, radio, CD player, external device (USB/iPod6) and climate
  • iPod6 integration
  • Locking Rear Differential
  • 8-way power leather trim seats with heated front seats
  • Unique colour and trim accents, roof rails
  • Bedliner with additional 12-volt auxiliary power outlet
  • Privacy glass
  • Foglights and auto headlamps
  • Cooled centre console
  • Rain sensing wipers
  • Towbar
  • Driver and front passenger beltminder

As with all Ford vehicles, the Wildtrak is covered by the myFord Capped Price Servicing program.

MyFord Capped Price Servicing means Ford will publish the maximum amount customers will pay for a standard A or B logbook service, no matter which participating Authorised Ford Dealer they use.

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