The Ford Ranger range for Malaysia has a new addition in the form of the Ranger Double Cab 4×4 3.2L XLT Hi-Rider. This powerful version of Ford’s global pick-up is made in Thailand and comes with a 6-speed manual transmission with Electronic Shift-‘On-The-Fly’ (up to 120 km/h) is priced at RM99,888 (with insurance, Peninsular Malaysia).
“The character of the all-new Ranger exudes the confidence and attitude of the ‘21st Century Tough’ truck, powerful and toned, while still offering the comfort and refinement of a passenger vehicle,” said David Westerman, Regional Manager, Ford Export & Growth Operations, Asia Pacific.
The highlight is, of course, the 3.2-litre Duratorq TDCI diesel engine with a Variable Geometry Turbocharger which boosts output to 200 PS and maximum torque to 470 Nm. Even with such a high output, the Ranger 3.2 XLT is claimed to be able to go 11.2 kms for each litre of fuel and while doing so, its pollution levels are low as it can meet stringent emission standards wherever the model is sold.
Though many people buy pick-ups for daily use these days, the Ranger is ‘Built Ford Tough’ and can handle rough terrain as well as carry a payload of 1,227 kgs and pull up to 3,350 kgs. It can also cross deep rivers as it has the best-in-segment water-wading capability of up to 800 mm.
Inside the double cab, comfort and convenience were priorities for the interior designers and they provided increased legroom, more space all round as well as up to 20 smart storage spaces.
‘Smart’ technology is also installed, eg Bluetooth with Voice Control, connectivity for portable devices, auto rain and speed-sensing wipers, a 4.2-inch colour display and an electro-chromatic inner rearview mirror.
Other standard features are cruise control and larger 17-inch alloy rims. For exterior colour choices, there’s a new one exclusively for this new version of the Ranger – True Red. Customers can also choose Metropolitan Grey, Highlight Silver and Cool White.
For more information on this latest Ranger, visit www.ford.net.my