Ford has revealed new limited-edition models of the Ranger Stormtrak and Ranger Wolftrak.
They will arrive in dealerships across Europe from October this year, adding further breadth to Ford’s award-winning line?up of Ranger variants for a wider range of customers, including the Ranger Raptor, rally-inspired Ranger MS-RT, and recently-announced Ranger chassis cab.
Ford tells us it is also introducing a desirable new Power Roller Shutter option for Ranger Wildtrak double cab, which will incidentally be specified as standard on Ranger Stormtrak.
John Manning, head of Ford Ireland, says customers love the bold style and tough capability of the Ranger pick-up, so Ford has developed the new Stormtrak and Wolftrak limited edition models to offer even more of both.
“Stormtrak combines striking looks with added luxury touches and features for active lifestyles, while Wolftrak’s rugged off-road performance helps it comfortably take owners far off the beaten track for work and fun,” Manning says.
“The Ford Ranger has grown in popularity in Ireland year-on-year to the point where it is now the top-selling vehicle in its segment. Already for 2021, we have sold 304 Ranger units here, more than double the number of our nearest competitor and 55 per cent of the total number sold from this segment.
“The arrival of the exciting new Ranger Stormtrak and Wolftrak models will help to cement that leadership position for the nameplate in Ireland.”
Based on the premium Ranger Wildtrak series, the new Ranger Stormtrak delivers even higher specification with further enhanced comfort features and unique finishes.
A limited run of vehicles will be built to ensure exclusivity, available as Double Cab for spacious rear seating or Super Cab for increased load area.
All Ranger Stormtrak models are equipped with Ford’s range-topping Bi-turbo 213PS 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine developing 500Nm of torque for outstanding pulling power.
Ford says a standard selectable four-wheel drive system offers confident off-road performance, while the advanced 10?speed automatic gearbox delivers a smooth, effortless driving experience.
Striking Rapid Red paint is unique to Ranger Stormtrak, complementing the exclusive red grille insert that contributes to the muscular front styling. LED headlights also feature, and rugged underbody protection as standard delivers serious road presence. Frozen White and Blue Lightning paint options are also available.
Ranger Stormtrak’s powerful look is enhanced by exclusive bonnet and body side decals, chunky three-dimensional badging and a black rear bumper and sports hoop. In addition, a bedliner, load divider and Ford’s new Power Roller Shutter feature as standard.
The Ranger Stormtrak also retains the 1.0-tonne payload and 3,500kg maximum towing weight delivered by the popular Wildtrak series.
Ford says the Ranger Stormtrak interior further enhances the model with premium specification and practical features. Stormtrak-specific seats feature the same supple leather as Ford’s Ranger Raptor, accentuated with embroidered Stormtrak logos and bolsters trimmed with technical fabric. Tinted Graphite interior surfaces and red stitching throughout mirror Stormtrak’s unmistakeable exterior palette.
Moving on to the Ranger Wolftrak, Ford claims it is built for customers who desire dependable off-road capability and a bold, no?nonsense exterior.
Farming, forestry and outdoor pursuits
Based on the Ranger XLT series, Wolftrak is powered by Ford’s 170PS 2.0?litre EcoBlue diesel engine with the choice of six-speed manual or 10?speed automatic transmission. A selectable four-wheel drive system with shift-on-the-fly function, electronically-locking rear differential and all-terrain tyres are standard to enable progress in challenging off-road conditions, supported by a low range four-wheel drive setting to improve performance on steep hills and soft surfaces.
Ford anticipates the Ranger Wolftrak will appeal strongly to customers in farming, forestry and outdoor pursuit industries, as well as private buyers. A 1.0?tonne payload and 3,500kg maximum towing weight offer significant load-moving ability, supported by a standard protective bed liner. An optional manual load bed cover or Aeroklas full load canopy are available in matte black to match Ranger Wolftrak’s blacked-out exterior detailing. A long-leg tubular sports bar exclusive to Ranger Wolftrak creates a rugged look and supports accessory fitment and easy load restraint.
Imposing Conquer Grey paint accentuates the pick-up’s haunches and complements the matte black grille, underbody protection, 17-inch black alloy wheels and sill covers; Sea Grey paint is also available.
The truck’s distinctive style is completed by darkened Wolftrak badges. Exclusive touches in Ranger Wolftrak’s cabin include Wolftrak badges, a matte black instrument panel and door spears, and durable all-weather floor mats. Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity and navigation system with eight-inch touchscreen is a standard feature.
Ford says the Power Roller Shutter adds new convenience and ease of use, with customers able to open and close the shutter via the key fob, or using buttons located in the load bed or inside the cabin on the dashboard. Sensors provide an anti-pinch function to help prevent trapped fingers or damaged cargo.
The Ranger last year set a record 34.9 per cent annual segment share as it further strengthened its position as Europe’s best-selling pick?up.