Our test vehicle, a 2020.75 model year variant, was an 2.0-litre four-cylinder bi-turbo Wildtrak X 4x4, with a manufacturer suggested retail price (MSRP) of $70,490, but ours had the $650 paint (aluminium silver) option.
The Wildtrak X is only available as a dual-cab ute.
As standard, a Wildtrak has a premium leather-accented interior, with contrast-stitched seat trim, accent colours, and illuminated scuff plates, as well as an 8.0-inch touchscreen Sync3 multimedia unit with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, Safety gear includes autonomous emergency braking (AEB) with pedestrian detection, reversing camera, parking sensors, adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, hill-descent control, hill-start assist, tyre pressure monitoring and more.
The ‘X’ designation adds bi-LED headlights, a snorkel, nudge bar, nudge-bar-mounted LED light bar, Ebony Black wheel arch flares, 18-inch alloy wheels, and an Ebony Black rear sail plane.
The Wildtrak X also has FordPass Connect which means you’re able to start and stop the vehicle via your smartphone, as well as lock or unlock it via that same device.
Ford reckons the accessories are worth $6000.
The X also has a mountain top roll cover, which standard Wildtraks get, but this is powered in the ‘X’, and can be operated via an in-cabin switch or a button in the tray.
Note: our test vehicle was a MY2020.75 variant, as mentioned, not a MY2021 version, which is due to arrive here in February 2021 – those new Wildtrak Xs will have a new Ebony Black front grille with Saber accent ‘nostrils’.
As I’ve mentioned previously when writing about vehicles of this type (i.e. 4WDs that are sold from the showroom already loaded with gear that might otherwise be sourced through Australia’s great aftermarket industry), having all that gear onboard at purchase time will be the convenience boost that many people will savour, but others will prefer to do their own research and source their own aftermarket gear.