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The 2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak ute has been spotted on the road in Thailand ahead of its official unveiling in the coming months.

Images of the facelifted model driving on the road in Thailand have appeared on Australian site Performance Forums, with the pictures appearing to show the new-look Ford Ranger ute in top-spec Wildtrak guise.

Aside from the dramatic front-end styling changes – as were outed in a Ford promotional video in 2014 – the vehicle appears to carry over many of the trademark Wildtrak styling cues, including the black grille and bumper trim, decals on the doors and tub (blacked out with tape, in this instance) and a black sports bar at the rear of the cabin.

While no interior shots have been released of the updated Ranger, Ford is likely to adopt a range of changes inside the cabin, including a new infotainment system (likely SYNC 2, as is seen in the recently updated Ford Falcon and Ford Territory ranges). The 2015 update may mirror the finishes seen in the upcoming Ford Everest SUV.

Engine changes could also be seen, possibly including an upgrade to the 3.2-litre five-cylinder turbo diesel. That engine currently pumps out 147kW and 470Nm – below the class-leading Holden Colorado (500Nm). In the Everest, the 2.2-litre four-cylinder diesel engine gains a new turbocharger and Ford has also recalibrated the six-speed automatic transmission, though its unconfirmed if these updates will flow through to the ute.

Stay tuned for more on the updated Ford Ranger as it comes to hand.

Find out what other new utes and commercial vehicles are coming in 2015.




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