The Ranger Raptor will be launched in Q4 2022
Hola, 4x4 enthusiasts! Ford, together with its local distribution partner Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) today finally welcomed the all-new 2022 Ford Ranger.
The next-generation 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.
That being said, the price of the all-new Ford Ranger is as mentioned below:
- Ford Ranger Wildtrak – one variant, from RM168,888 (Peninsular Malaysia)
- Ford Ranger XLT Plus – one variant, from RM142,888 (Peninsular Malaysia)
- Ford Ranger XLT – two variants, from RM124,888 (Peninsular Malaysia)
- Ford Ranger XL – two variants, from RM108,888 (Peninsular Malaysia)
All the variants mentioned above will be powered by the same 2.0 litre EcoBlue four-cylinder turbo charged diesel engine in either single or bi-turbo configuration.
While the single turbo variants produce 170 PS and 405 Nm, the more powerful bi-turbo Rangers kick out 210 PS and 500 Nm.
As for the transmission, the Ranger XL and XLT auto variants get a 6-speed automatic gearbox, while the WildTrak and XLT Plus get the 10-speed transmission.
The XL and XLT Plus variants 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.
The WildTrak and Ranger Raptor on the other hand offer 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.
Rocking a fresh new design, the next-generation Ranger features a new grille and the signature C-clamp headlights.
For the first time, the Ford Ranger offers matrix LED headlights (on the WildTrak) with auto high lamp headlamp, which also comes standard on the XLT Plus. At the back, the taillights are designed in harmony with the signature graphics on the front.
Inside, the car-like cabin of the next-generation Ranger steps up.
The heart of the Ranger’s connective experience is the first-in-class large 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.
Ford also saw another big improvement opportunity after observing how customers climbed up to the load box.
That was the inspiration for creating an integrated side-step behind the rear tyres of the next-generation Ranger (available for the WildTrak), to create a strong, more stable way for them to access the box.
The next-generation Ranger also offers a new cargo management system designed with dividers to hold various sized items – like timber or toolboxes.
Owners also can create smaller compartments to store objects, which would otherwise have to go in the cab, using a system of ultra-strong spring-loaded cleats that clip into rails bolted to each side of the cargo box.
The tailgate can also double as a mobile work bench with an integrated ruler and clamp pockets to measure, grip and cut building materials.
The segment-first Evasive Steer Assist is available on the next-generation WildTrak. The system 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.
As part of the smart technology safety suite on next-generation Ford Ranger, 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.
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).