Since we’re staunch supporters of the Blue Oval, we’ll chalk the slightly horrifying design aesthetic of the new Ford Ranger Wildtrak up to cultural differences – those Europeans always did prefer their autos with a healthy serving of fruit…but we digress.
Scheduled to debut in a few short weeks at the Geneva Motor Show in Switzerland, the 2010 Ford Ranger Wildtrak is Ford Europe’s newest (slightly effeminate, if we do say so ourselves) generation of the popular Ranger pickup truck. Optionally equipped with two 2.5L or 3.0L TDCi clean-diesel engine options, the 2010 Ranger boasts impressively minimal CO2 emissions figures (227 g/km and 244 g/km respectively) as well as an EC combined fuel consumption cycle of 100 km using 8.3 litres per 100 km (4×2) and 8.9 litres per 100 km (4×4). For the numbers that really count, the new Ranger’s TDCi engines are conservatively rated at 143PS (105kW) and 330Nm (2.5L TDCi), and 156PS (115kW), 380Nm (3.0L TDCi). For all those of you who were busy smoking reefer beneath the school bleachers when your 7th grade math teacher briefly covered the metric system, all those numbers mean is that the new Ford Ranger can haul ass for less gas.