New Ford Ranger Stormtrak and Ford Ranger Wolftrak

  • Two new special edition pickups from Ford, on sale in October 2021
  • 213hp Stormtrak is aimed at lifestyle, gets sharp looks, Power Roller Shutter
  • 170hp Wolftrak targets off-road industry, with all-terrain tyres and electric rear locking-diff

Ford is launching a pair of new special edition Ranger pickup trucks – the Ford Ranger Stormtrak and the Ford Ranger Wolftrak. Both offer enhanced looks, extra equipment and exclusivity thanks to limited availability, and are set to go on sale in the UK in October 2021.

The Stormtrak is a high-end model, based on the popular Ranger Wildtrak specification, while the Wolftrak is more of a working truck with an emphasis on improved off-road capability.

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Ford Ranger Stormtrak

Aimed at lifestyle buyers as well as working operators who want a bit of extra style, the Wildtrak-based, Ranger Stormtrak limited edition comes with the most-powerful 213hp twin-turbo 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine, 500Nm of torque and selectable four-wheel drive, and is fitted with the 10-speed automatic gearbox – a similar powertrain combination to the Ranger Raptor.

Ford Ranger Stormtrak, 2021, Rapid Red, driving round corner

As with the Ranger Thunder special edition, the Stormtrak features red grille inserts and ‘3D badging’ rather than flat decals, plus exclusive exterior graphics on the bonnet and sides.

The lead colour is Rapid Red, which is unique to the Stormtrak, but you will also be able to buy it in Frozen White or Blue Lightning. LED headlights, underbody protection (described as ‘rugged’ but with no other details), a black rear bumper and a black sports hoop complete the look.

However, it’s more than just show, as you also get a bedliner with a load divider – and Ford’s new Power Roller Shutter as standard for the load bed as well. More on that in a moment.

Ford Ranger Stormtrak, 2021, Rapid Red, driving, side view

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).

Available only as a double cab model in the UK – meaning four full doors and five seats, on the inside there are embroidered Stormtrak logos and ‘tinted Graphite’ surface finishes, while the seat leather is said to be the same as the Raptor’s, with bolsters finished in ‘technical fabric’.

Ford Ranger Wolftrak

In an uncommon move, rather than base the Wolftrak on a top-end model, it is instead an enhanced version of the work-orientated Ranger XLT. It’s expected to be popular with ‘farming, forestry and outdoor pursuit industries’ as well as appealing to private buyers.

Ford Ranger Wolftrak, 2021, grey, dead-on front view, foggy forest

This means you get the 170hp / 420Nm EcoBlue 2.0-litre turbodiesel and six-speed manual gearbox as standard, though the 10-speed auto is optional still. 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 – which looks striking alongside the matte black grille and other details of the more basic XLT – and a ‘long-leg’ tubular sports bar that can be used as a load restraint. Sea Grey paint is the only alternative choice.

Again there is ‘rugged’ underbody protection and a bedliner is standard, while the 17-inch alloy wheels are black to match the ‘darkened’ Wolftrak badges and plastic moulded side steps.

Ford Ranger Wolftrak, 2021, grey, driving round corner

In keeping with the theme, a manual load bed cover or Aeroklas load canopy are available, both in exclusive matte black finish.

Inside there are more Wolftrak badges, a matte black instrument panel and door spears, ‘all-weather’ floor matts, and – bonus – Ford’s full Sync 3 infotainment system with 8.0-inch touchscreen and built-in sat-nav.

New Ford Power Roller Shutter

A new option for the Ranger Wildtrak – and standard on the Ranger Stormtrak – the Power Roller Shutter is exactly what it sounds like: a powered roller shutter to cover and secure the load bay.

Neatly, it can be operated via the keyfob as well as by buttons inside the cab. Anti-pinch sensors should stop it accidentally damaging cargo – or fingers.

Ford hasn’t said what it will cost yet, but we’ll update this with a price once we have one.

How much are the Ranger Stormtrak and Ranger Wolftrak?

Ford hasn’t announced pricing just yet, probably because they aren’t due to reach UK dealers until October 2021 – still several months away at the time of writing. We’ll add this information as soon as we have it.

The Ranger remains the UK’s bestselling pickup and has so far accounted for 40% of UK pickup sales since the start of 2021 (36.7% throughout 2020).

An all-new Ford Ranger is due in 2022.

Also read:

>> Our full Ford Ranger review

>> Ford Ranger Thunder special edition review

>> The best pickups in the UK

>> New pickups coming soon