Ford and Malaysia’s distribution partner, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) has recently launched the next-generation Ford Ranger with official announcement of price ahead of the showroom launch.
The 2022 Ranger line-up in Malaysia consists of seven different variants, including the XL, XLT, XLT Plus and WildTrak. Meanwhile, the much-anticipated high-performance Ranger Raptor will be launched in the fourth quarter this year.
With a new bold and confident visual that shares Ford’s global truck design DNA, it receives a new grille and signature C-clamp headlight treatment at the front while a subtle shoulder line down the sides incorporates bolder wheel-arches that gives Ranger a sure-footed stance. A new matrix LED headlights (on the WildTrak) with auto high lamp headlamp will comes standard on the XLT Plus for the first time. Meanwhile, the taillights are designed in harmony with the signature graphics on the front.
Improving the ride experience is the new 50mm track and wheelbase increase for the next-gen Ranger as it offers improved stability on- and off-road. It has also improved the front approach angle to 30 degrees (up from 28.5 degrees) and rear departure angle to 23 degrees (up from 21 degrees). Drive modes are also available for the new Ranger line-up with Normal, Eco, Tow/Haul and Slippery for on-road and Mud/Ruts and Sand for off-road on the WildTrak and Normal, Eco, Tow/Haul, Slippery for XL base to the XLT Plus as standard.
Making sure that the next-gen Ranger are coping up with modern technology, it now offers a 10.1-inch or 12-inch touchscreen in the centre stack. It complements the fully digital instrument panel and is loaded with Ford’s latest voice-activated SYNC 4A communications, entertainment and information system.
Many of the traditional driving mode controls have been moved from the dash and centre console to their own dedicated display on the SYNC screen. With one button press, drivers can go to Ranger’s dedicated screen for all off-road and drive modes where they can monitor the driveline, steering angle, vehicle pitch and roll angles and other controls.
The screen is also linked to a 360-degree camera in the WildTrak to make parking a breeze in tight urban spaces or to assist when negotiating particularly tricky terrain while out exploring.
For safety, Ford has added various crash protection features and advanced driver assistance technologies for the new Ranger. Evasive Steer Assist is available on the next-generation WildTrak as it helps drivers avoid potential forward collisions by helping drivers steer with less effort when a collision cannot be avoided by braking alone. The next-generation WildTrak and XLT Plus also come a new Post-Collison Braking system, which applies the brakes after a collision to reduce the risk of secondary collisions. Also new to the Ford Ranger is Adaptive Cruise Control with a Stop-and-Go feature, Cross Traffic Alert and Reverse Brake Assist on the WildTrak. The Automated Emergency Braking (AEB) system on the XLT Plus and WildTrak has been enhanced with cyclist and pedestrian detection in addition to providing AEB support at an intersection in some instances.
Pricing, colours and enhanced aftersales service
The following variants of the next-generation Ranger are available at the respective prices:
- 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).
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