SDAC-Ford adds XL single cab variant to next-generation Ranger line-up
Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, has expanded its next-generation Ranger line-up with the addition of a 2.0-litre XL 4x4 Single Cab Manual variant offering a durable, reliable and trusted work partner for customers in the country.
Priced at RM98,888 (on-the-road, without insurance and road tax, for Peninsular Malaysia) and RM104,388 (on-the-road, without insurance and road tax, for East Malaysia), the next- gen Ranger XL Single Cab is powered by Ford’s proven 2.0-litre Single-Turbo diesel engine to deliver 170 PS at 3,500 rpm and peak torque of 405 Nm at 1,750-2,500 rpm.
The powertrain is paired with a new six-speed manual transmission that was four years in development and features a new gear set for smoother shifts.
“While customers are increasingly choosing the Ranger for lifestyle reasons, we are mindful that there is a significant segment procuring it solely for its utilitarian purpose as a tough workhorse. With the addition of this XL Single Cab to our next-generation Ranger line-up, customers have a basic entry-level pickup that they can trust to get the job done and done well,” said Turse Zuhair, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion-Ford.
As with the entire next-generation Ranger line-up, the new XL Single Cab also benefits from the 50mm track and wheelbase increase, which offers improved stability on and off-road as well as wider front approach and rear departure angles.
More importantly, with the enhanced dimensions, the next-gen Ranger XL Single Cab offers the largest single cargo bed on a pickup in the market. Measuring in at 2,332 mm in length, 1,420 mm in width and 540 mm in height so customers can carry more cargo and load flat larger items such as a sheet of building plywood or a full-size pallet. Ground clearance is also higher at 230 mm.
The next-generation Ranger XL Single Cab comes with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty or 160,000km, whichever comes first. Customers can also choose an extended warranty of up to seven years for more peace of mind, as well as opt for an extended service package, through which they can make upfront payments for scheduled services for up to five years. A key benefit is cost savings as they can lock-in the current price amidst rising costs and build the payments into their loan.
Customers who purchase the next-gen Ranger XL Single Cab will also automatically be part of the Ford Inner Circle in Malaysia – a community of like-minded individuals who enjoypushing boundaries and exploring new horizons, contributing back to society or going for excursions like the Ford Ranger Getaways with friends and family.
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