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Ford Ranger Stormtrak 2023: luxury ute revealed, Australian plans unclear


Ford has unveiled another Ranger variant that’s similar to the newly-revealed Wildtrak X, but goes without beefier suspension and off-road tyres  

Ford has released another variant of its T6.2 Ford Ranger Wildtrak for the Thailand market – this time called the Stormtrak. 

While the recently unveiled Wildtrak X adds beefier suspension and off-road tyres, the Stormtrak is more focused on the ute’s looks, but it does still provide some practical benefits over the core model. 

Ford Australia has not confirmed the Stormtrak for the local market which is no surprise considering the brand will soon introduce the Wildtrak X to the local market. 

Ford Ranger Stormtrak going offroad on rocks
The Ford Ranger Stormtrak is likely to be a Thailand exclusive for now

When speaking to Chasing Cars regarding Stormtrak, Ford Australia said “there is no news to share” regarding the new variant, however the brand is looking forward to the release of Wildtrak X and Platinum Rangers in the very near future. 

Visual add-ons enhance Wildtrak looks 

Ford has added small LED lights on the Ranger’s X-shaped grille, black bonnet lettering and new black-design 20-inch alloy wheels with red highlights. 

Ford Ranger Stormtrak adjustable sail plane on tray
Stormtrak gets adjustable rear sail plane

Graphics inside and out feature the Stormtrak badging, including on the rear tailgate, doors and also embossed on the seats. 

The Ford Ranger Stormtrak also gains Ford’s flexible rack system that can double as both a sailplane and roof rack extension. 

Inside, the Stormtrak also benefits from Ford’s largest screens with a 12.4-inch digital driver’s display and a 12.0-inch touchscreen along with other features such as dual-zone climate control, a 360-degree camera and leather-upholstered interior trim.

Ford Ranger Stormtrak interior wide shot
Leather seats with Stormtrak stitching feature in the interior

Ford Thailand will sell the Stormtrak in 2.0-litre twin-turbo-diesel four-cylinder guise only – just like the soon-to-be-delivered Wildtrak X for Australia. 

If you’re after a Stormtrak with a turbo-diesel V6 engine, you’ll have to go for a standard Wildtrak, or jump up to a Ranger Raptor with its twin-turbo petrol V6 engine.