New colour, new wheels as Blue Oval’s big SUV gets the Wildtrak makeover
Ford Australia will give its popular Everest large SUV the Wildtrak treatment with the new grade set to roll into showrooms in the third quarter of this year – between July and September.
The best-selling Ranger specification will be offered on its SUV sibling as a ‘special edition’ with unique Luxe Yellow paintwork, orange interior stitching, different wheel designs and Wildtrak badging galore – priced from $73,090 before on-road costs.
Already on-sale in New Zealand, Ford Australia told Chasing Cars the Everest Wildtrak would be a ‘special edition’ with a maximum of 800 units – meaning it’s possible to ‘sell out’.
Everest Wildtraks will be identifiable by their Bolder Grey exterior highlights such as the mirror caps, front grille surround, wheel arch trims and front guard vents. Chrome roof rails are standard, while black Wildtrak badges adorn the bonnet, doors and rear tailgate.
The Everest Wildtrak comes standard on matte black 20-inch wheels (with a machined face) and all-season tyres, but Ford said it will offer grey 18s with all-terrain rubber as a no-cost option – as it does currently with the Sport and Platinum grades.
While Ford has yet to finalise the specification, images of the pre-production model show the interior equipped with orange stitching contrasting against black leather on the steering wheel, doors, seats, gear lever and centre console lid, while the front seats are embroidered with Wildtrak insignia.
Sitting between Sport and Platinum, the Wildtrak is expected to share the Platinum’s 12.0-inch central touchscreen.
Powered by Ford’s 3.0-litre turbodiesel V6, the Everest Wildtrak will pack 184kW/600Nm and a 3.5-tonne towing capacity when fitted with the $1700 of optional towing accessories.
Available on the Ranger for the last 14 years, the Wildtrak is one of the most popular variants of its long-running dual-cab ute.
With orders opening today and first deliveries in the first quarter of this year, Ford Australia said the Everest Wildtrak could be affected by the same international shipping bottlenecks that have caused extensive delays with other Everest models.
All prices listed are before on-road costs.
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