Ford Ranger Stormtrak and Wolftrak: limited-edition ruggedness

Published: 12 April 2021

► Two distinct Ranger specials
► One aimed at 'active lifestyle' types
► The other is for 'outdoor workers'

Ford is launching a pair of special-edition Ranger pick-up trucks aimed at two distinct types of customers – leisure buyers who want to up the style and outdoorsy types who make their living in the wild. Prices are yet to be announced, but they will go on sale in the UK in October 2021.

Called the Stormtrak and Wolftrak, both offer different looks, extra equipment and added exclusivity thanks to limited availability. The Stormtrak is a high-end model based on the popular Ranger Wildtrak. The Wolftrak is more of a working truck with an emphasis on improved off-road capability. Interestingly, it's the leisure truck that gets more power.

Hans Schep, general manager of commercial vehicles for Ford of Europe, said: 'Stormtrak combines striking looks with added luxury touches and features for active lifestyles, while Wolftrak's rugged off-road performance helps it comfortably take owners far off the beaten track for work and fun.'

Ford Ranger Stormtrak

Aimed at lifestyle buyers, the Stormtrak is based on the Ranger Wildtrak and comes with the most-powerful 213bhp twin-turbo 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, 369lb ft of torque and selectable four-wheel drive. It's fitted with a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

Ford Ranger Stormtrak

Exterior differences from 'normal' Rangers include red grille inserts and ‘3D badging’ and exterior graphics on the bonnet and sides.

Rapid Red (pictured) is a colour unique to the Stormtrak, but you will also be able to buy it in Frozen White or Blue Lightning. LED headlights, underbody protection, a black rear bumper and a black sports hoop complete the look.

Payload is said to be 1.0 tonne, and as with other Rangers the Stormtrak can tow 3.5 tonnes (though not with a full payload as well).

A Power Roller Shutter is standard and is exactly what it sounds like: a powered roller shutter to cover and secure the loadbay.

It's only available as a double cab – meaning four full doors and five seats. Inside there are embroidered Stormtrak logos and ‘tinted graphite’ surface finishes, while the seat leather is said to be the same as the Ranger Raptor.

Ford Ranger Wolftrak

The Wolftrak isn't based on a top-end Ranger - instead it's basically an enhanced version of the work-orientated Ranger XLT. It’s expected to be popular with 'farming, forestry and outdoor pursuit industries'.

Ford Ranger Wolftrak

Up front is a 170bhp, 310lb ft EcoBlue 2.0-litre turbodiesel and six-speed manual gearbox as standard, though the 10-speed auto is optional. The selectable four-wheel drive system is the same as other Rangers, though the Wolftrak adds an electronic locking differential at the rear and all-terrain tyres for extra off-road grip.

Other standard features include Conquer Grey paint and a ‘long-leg’ tubular sports bar that can be used as a load restraint.

Like with the Stormtrak there's a rugged underbody protection and a bedliner. While the 17-inch alloy wheels are black to match the ‘darkened’ Wolftrak badges and plastic moulded side steps.

Inside there are more Wolftrak badges, a matte black instrument panel and door spears, ‘all-weather’ floor matts.

By Murray Scullion

Bauer Automotive’s finance editor; keeps an eye on finance trends and manufacturer deals. Loves old fast cars

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