It was with glee HOMME Magazine collected the new Ford Ranger. It has been said and it’s certainly true, it can be credited for being the pioneer in making the pick-up truck a lifestyle vehicle today.
Carlist reported that back in the late 1990s, the government relaxed the regulation on private ownership of pick-ups. Private buyers could now buy a double-cab pick-up truck. Ford Malaysia made a very clever move and introduced the Ford Courier with more recreational-vehicle like features, such as bold colours. Ours was Saber … or burnt orange. It’s eye catching!
A tremendous aspect of driving the Ford Ranger is its driving position. “Despite it being a high-riding pickup, there’s ample adjustability granted by the 8-way powered driver’s seat; so one can seat low enough to feel integrated with the car” It’s clever and comfortable.
Avind from Carlist said “The new electric power steering (EPS) system: the linear steering effort is as light as a Myvi, for lack of a better comparison. It makes U-turns in this two-tonne colossus astoundingly easy; even after driving the car in the city for nearly three hours straight, my arms never felt tired” We agree… it’s great to drive.
“Following the successful reception of the Ford Courier, the successor, the Ford Ranger was developed with private buyers in mind. Ford emphasized on car-like qualities, bright paintwork, and later added in the option for an automatic transmission, whilst maintaining all the toughness and go-anywhere ability of a pick-up.
Today, the Ford Ranger is still one of the top-selling pick-ups, with the current model offering one of the best driving experience in the segment.
There are three engine options – the new 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel engine producing 213 PS and 500 Nm, a 2.0-litre single turbo diesel engine churning out 180 PS and 420 Nm, and the 2.2-litre duratorq diesel engine which makes 160 PS and 385 Nm of torque.
The 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel engine will not only be powering the Ranger Raptor, but also the Wildtrak 4×4. The Wildtrak 4×2 gets the 2.0-litre single turbo engine.
In addition the top of the line model Ranger Raptor features the following upgrades:
150mm wider and 50mm taller than other Rangers
Tougher chassis / Huge bash plate / Built to be punished / Race-bred suspension / 850mm water wading
Also offered for the first time is the 10-speed automatic gearbox in class. There is also a 6-speed manual transmission for some variants.
All new Ford Ranger models come with 3-years or 100,000 km warranty.
Recently, the Ford Ranger won the ‘Pick-up of the Year’ award, hosted by iCar Asia. Dubbed the Oscars of the automotive industry, the iCar Asia People’s Choice Awards 2018 bestows the highest accolade to the crème de la crème in the automotive industry”
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