Published on July 25th, 2022 | by Aaron Fernandez0
Ford Ranger 2022 debuts in Malaysia with seven variants
Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the official distributor of Ford vehicles in Malaysia has officially launched the next-generation Ford Ranger. The lineup for the new Ford Ranger is as large as ever with many variants to choose from. Starting at RM108,888, you have the XL variant with upgraded versions in the XLT and XLT Plus. The Wildtrak variant is the most expensive at RM168,888.
The next-generation Ford Ranger is the most versatile and capable Ranger to date. All variants of the Ranger are powered by the 2.0L EcoBlue turbodiesel 4-cylinder engine. This engine is capable of 170PS and 405Nm of torque. All variants other than the Wildtrak have their engines paired with six-speed automatic transmissions.
For the Wildtrak version, the same engine is applied but as a bi-turbo variation. This version of the engine is slightly more powerful with a total output of 210PS and 500Nm of torque. It is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
In terms of looks, the new Ford Ranger features a redesigned front grille with matrix LED headlights with auto high lamp headlamp on the Wildtrak, but the XLT Plus and XLT also get regular LEDs as standard. All variants also come with new tailgate LED brake lights.
That’s not all for the new Ranger, handling and riding has been improved significantly. The Ranger is now offered with a 50mm track and wheelbase increase from before. Further upgrades have also been made to the turning range and rear suspension dampers for better overall control over the vehicle.
Traditionally the only Ranger Raptor offered selectable drive modes. Now the next-generation Ranger offers up to six, depending on the variant. The modes are: Normal, Eco, Tow/Haul and Slippery for on-road and Mud/Ruts and Sand for off-road on the WildTrak. Meanwhile, variants from the XL base to the XLT Plus now come standard with four drive modes: Normal, Eco, Tow/Haul, Slippery. These modes adjust everything from the gearshift to throttle response, traction and stability controls, ABS and more.
As for the cabin, Ford has focused more on customer-oriented features as well as great technological features for a more pleasant ride. The dashboard’s main attraction is the 10.1-inch touchscreen infotainment display with Ford’s latest voice-activated SYNC 4A communications, entertainment, and information system. The Wildtrak variant gets all the same features but with a bigger 12.1-inch screen.
Other interior features include 8″ digital instrument cluster, leather steering with control switches (4-spoke), electric parking brake, 6 speakers, 8-inch digital instrument display, 360-degree camera, more storage for phones, wireless phone charging and more.
Safety is also a main priority in the Ford Ranger. The pickup is offered with latest in crash protection features and advanced driver assistance technologies for a safe journey on or off the road.
They include Evasive Steer Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control, Land Change Warning and Aid, Blind Spot Detection System, Rear Cross Traffic Alert, High Beam Assist, Post Collision Brake, Hill Descent Control, Pre Collision Assist, Automated Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection.
These are pricing information for the new Ford Ranger:
- Wildtrak – one variant, from RM168,888 (Peninsular Malaysia), from RM174,388 (East Malaysia) – On-The-Road without insurance
- XLT Plus – one variant, from RM142,888 (Peninsular Malaysia), from RM148,388 (East Malaysia) – On-The-Road without insurance
- XLT – two variants, from RM124,888 (Peninsular Malaysia), from RM129,888 (East Malaysia) – On-The-Road without insurance
- XL – two variants, from RM108,888 (Peninsular Malaysia), from RM114,888 (East Malaysia) – On-The-Road without insurance
The next-generation Ranger will be available in two new stunning colours – Sedona Orange and Luxe Yellow on the WildTrak – in addition to the existing colours of Arctic White, Meteor Gray, Aluminium Metallic, Lightning Blue and Absolute Black (depending on variants).