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Ford is expanding the successful Ranger family with the exclusive special editions Stormtrak and Wolftrak, which are coming onto the market in limited numbers. With their specific character, both versions underline the style and versatile capabilities of the Ford Ranger, which as Europe's best-selling pick-up inspires a large fan base. The two special editions Stormtrak and Wolftrak will go on sale across Europe in October this year. You are expanding the award-winning Ranger family that Ford has launched for a wide range of customer requirements - including the high-performance Ranger Raptor variant and the recently announced Ranger single-cab chassis.
Ford Ranger Stormtrak and Wolftrak
- The Ranger Stormtrak drives up as a high-quality premium version. With its independent design features and attractive features, it appeals to customers who value the practical advantages of this pick-up for their lifestyle and their job as much as its generous equipment.
- The Ranger Wolftrak is designed as a robust pick-up for customers who want superior off-road performance without compromising on comfort or the attractiveness of their vehicle. Ford assumes that the Ranger Wolftrak, besides private customers, primarily addresses users in agriculture and forestry as well as in outdoor-oriented business sectors.
“Customers love the confident style and hands-on capabilities of our Ford Ranger pickup family. So we took up these two central features with the limited special editions Stormtrak and Wolftrak, ”explains Hans Schep, General Manager Commercial Vehicles at Ford Europe. “The Stormtrak combines a great design with additional luxury features and features for an active lifestyle. With the Wolftrak, the crisp off-road performance supports users in everything they want to do at work or in their free time away from the paved roads. "
New Ranger Stormtrak is based on the top production version Wildtrak
The Stormtrak special edition, based on the top production version Ranger Wildtrak, is characterized by an even more comprehensive range of features. As double cabin (4 doors, 5 seats) the Stormtrak offers generous seating comfort in the second row as well Extra cabin (two double doors, 2 + 2 seats) it impresses with an even longer loading area. The following applies to both cabin designs: Thanks to the limited number of items, this special edition retains a high level of exclusivity.
Both Stormtrak variants of the 156 kW (213 PS) ensure powerful propulsion1 powerful diesel engine from the Ranger family, the 2,0-liter EcoBlue with bi-turbo charging. A torque of up to 500 Nm ensures superior pulling power when towing a trailer. The all-wheel drive, which can be activated as standard, also allows off-road excursions without further ado, and the 10-speed automatic transmission portions the power gently and effortlessly.
Ford offers a paint job in Lucid red exclusively for the Ranger Stormtrak. It effectively stages the equally exclusive red radiator grille insert and the muscular front section. Frost white, royal gray and sapphire blue are available as additional exterior colors. LED headlights and the massive engine protection also contribute to the impressive appearance, as do the exclusive decors on the bonnet and flanks, the eye-catching three-dimensional badge, the black rear bumper and the likewise black sports bar. With around 1,0 tons of payload2 and a maximum towing capacity of 3,5 tons3 the Ranger Stormtrak has the same values as the Wildtrak version.
The Stormtrak seats are made from the same supple leather as the iconic Ranger Raptor, accented by embroidered Stormtrak logos and technical fabric inserts. Surfaces in dark graphite with red stitching pick up the respective exterior color.
In Germany, Ford offers the Ranger Stormtrak with an extra cabin from 46.885 euros net (55.793,15 euros gross). These are the prices for the Ranger Stormtrak with a double cabin: from EUR 47.035 net or from EUR 55.971,65 gross.
Electric load compartment blind: practical, comfortable and safe
The standard equipment of the Ranger Stormtrak with double cab also includes the electrically operated “Mountain Top” Industries load compartment blind, which comfortably and safely covers the load. This cover can be conveniently opened and closed using the radio remote control or operated using buttons located both on the loading area and on the dashboard. Sensors ensure anti-trap protection so that fingers are not injured or cargo is damaged.
For the Ranger Wildtrak with double cab, the electrically operated load compartment roller blind has been available on request for a long time - as part of the load compartment package 11. Price: 1.800 euros net (2.142 euros gross). The following is a short YouTube video about the electric load compartment roller blind:
The Ranger Wolftrak: "Work hard, play hard"
“Work hard, play hard” - this is the motto of the beefy Ranger Wolftrak in off-road style with matt black details, electronic locking differential at the rear and robust all-terrain tires - available as an extra cabin and a double cabin. The Wolftrak is specifically aimed at drivers for whom reliable off-road performance is particularly important. The switchable all-wheel drive with RSC system (Roll Stability Control) and traction control improves climbing ability on steep inclines and progress on soft ground at the same time. 1,0 ton payload2 as well as a maximum trailer load of 3,5 tons3 plus a standard load compartment protection tray also allow work on hard terrain. A manual load compartment cover and the Aeroklas hardtop are available as options - the latter only in matt black, matching the dark body details of the Ranger Wolftrak.
This special edition is based on the Ranger XLT and combines the 2,0-liter EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel engine with 125 kW (170 PS)1 Output optionally with 6-speed manual transmission or with 10-speed automatic transmission.
An aerodynamic sports bar designed exclusively for the Ranger Wolftrak, which is supported to the rear with massive tubes, underlines the striking appearance of this special edition and enables devices or tools to be secured and loads to be lashed. The impressive paintwork in mystic gray skilfully emphasizes the lines of the pick-up; Grille, engine guard, 17-inch wheels and side skirt protection in black complete the attractive finish. As an alternative, the exterior color royal gray is available. Dark Wolftrak badges complete the exclusive design.
A matt black dashboard and matt black door panels as well as hard-wearing all-weather floor mats are among the details in the interior of the Ranger Wolftrak. The Ford SYNC 3 connectivity and navigation system with an 8-inch touchscreen is also part of the standard equipment.
In connection with the 6-speed manual transmission, the Ranger Wolftrak is available in Germany as an extra cabin from 35.390 euros net (42.114,10 euros gross). The price for the Wolftrak with 6-speed manual transmission and double cab: from 36.340 euros net (43.244,60 euros gross).
Ford Ranger is Europe's most popular pick-up
Last year, the Ranger achieved a record market share of 34,9 percent in its segment, building its position as Europe's best-selling pick-up4 further out.
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