Ford Malaysia has announced the new Ranger FX4 for the local market. The pickup is available for purchase via online platforms YouTube and Facebook, which is a viable move especially during the current CMCO (conditional movement order control) situation.
As Ford Malaysia’s only viable model in the line-up, the Ranger has been a household name for the brand for a long time in Malaysia. This pickup model has been the only product sustaining the Ford brand in Malaysia, at the moment. All other Ford models like the Focus, Fiesta, Escape Kuga simply didn’t work in their particular segments.
The Ranger goes by its familiar tagline ‘Built Ford Tough’ and is created for adventure seekers. With the new FX4 Ranger, the pickup gets more updates such as Black mesh grille, 18-inch black rims, all-terrain tyres, FX4 decals & logos and a beefed-up exterior, highlighted by DRLs and projector headlights.
Inside, the FX4 Ranger has been upgraded with leather-accented seats and seatbacks with FX4 logos. In addition, red stitching is applied to the gear selector, center console, instrument panel, door trims, handbrake and steering wheel. Apart from the upholstery, the mats have special FX4-branded treatment. To put the finishing touch. there’s a host of SYNC multimedia and connectivity options on an eight-inch touchscreen.
The Ranger FX4 carries a robust 160PS Duratorq 2.2l turbodiesel engine, paired to a six-speed automatic transmission.
When it comes to safety features, the Ranger FX4 is loaded with all these goodies: electronic shift-on-the-fly 4x4, rain-sensing wipers, dual airbags, LSD (Limited Slip Differential), Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), ISOFIX child seat mounts, Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control, Rollover Mitigation, Trailer Sway Control, Adaptive Load Control and a reverse camera.
As an introductory offer, the first 150 buyers get complimentary accessories worth RM5,398 when you purchase the Ranger FX4. The free accessories include a matte black sports bar, window tinting and in-built Digital Video Recorder (DVR). The Ranger FX4 comes with a price tag of RM126,888 minus insurance, with three body hues Meteor Grey, Absolute Black and Artic White.