If the response to our recent Ford Ranger Raptor post is any indication, there are plenty of mid-size pickup truck enthusiasts looking forward to the Ford Ranger's return to the U.S. market. We're guessing plenty more are looking forward to high-performance versions of the Ranger as well.
So, feast your eyes on the photos below, just sent by our spy shooters who caught the globally popular Ford Ranger Wildtrak testing outside Detroit.
Here's what they had to say:
"The Wildtrak trim level has served the global markets as the Ranger's top-end model and its unmistakable design cues are clearly evident on this prototype. The 2019 Ford Ranger Wildtrak will continue to offer special buttresses aft of the C-pillar, along with the higher bed-sill extensions that run along the outer edges of the box.
"The proper U.S.-spec left-hand-drive interior shows the prominent orange stitching on the dash, seats, armrests and shift boot - all cues from past Wildtrak models. The seats have fabric camouflage covers, likely to hide the usual Wildtrak graphic that typically adorns the seats.
"This Wildtrak prototype also had a 115-volt power outlet bolted into the driver's side of the truck bed sidewall, forward toward the bulkhead.
"Underneath, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak looks to have a higher ground clearance. The usual side-exit exhaust on the Ranger FX4 has been moved well up within the underbody, protected by the frame, allowing better departure angles.
"This particular Ranger Wildtrak prototype is a diesel, confirmed both by a sticker on the fuel-filler door and by the black smoke that belched out of the prototype on its cold, subzero start. The exhaust can clearly be seen emanating from the Wildtrak's underbody, instead of out the side."
KGP Photography images