While North American customers await the launch of the all-new, next-generation Ford Ranger later this year, the redesigned mid-sizer is already on sale in a number of other global markets. In the past few months, the new Ranger has racked up its fair share of accolades as well, including topping the “Best 4×4 & Pickup” category at the 2023 Women’s World Car of the Year Awards (WWCOTY), as well as earning a perfect five star rating from Euro NCAP. New variants of the next-gen pickup continue to roll out, with the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X being the most recent – and now, it’s officially headed to Europe along with the Ranger Tremor.
Both the Ford Ranger Wildtrak X and Ranger Tremor will be sold in that region, the automaker has announced, giving European customers more choices in terms of off-road-focused variants of the new mid-sizer. The Wildtrak X builds upon the regular Wildtrak by adding some unique styling touches, Ford’s new Flexible Rack System, special interior touches, and a wider track.
The Ford Ranger Wildtrak X also offers additional off-road capability courtesy of 26mm of additional ground clearance, Bilstein position-sensitive dampers, unique 17-inch wheels wrapped in 265/70 R17 General Grabber AT3 all-terrain tires, and Trail Turn Assist. The Wildtrak X is powered by the turbocharged Ford 2.0L EcoBlue I-4 diesel engine, which generates 205 PS (202 horsepower) and 500 Nm (369 pound-feet) of torque, which is mated to the 10-speed automatic transmission.
Meanwhile, the European Ranger Tremor is based on the XLT trimmed model, but shares its all-wheel drive system with the Wildtrak X. It features a revised suspension geometry, a wider track, beefier fender flares, a standard long-leg tubular sports bar, cast aluminium side steps, tow hooks, a darkened grille, Boulder Grey exterior details, and optional goodies such as the Flexible Rack System and and a pre-wired overhead switch pack for additional accessories.
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The Tremor looks pretty good… minus the Sports bar! 🙂