The abundantly massive acceptance afforded by long time road car owners of multi talented multi personality pickups have become well and truly ingrain within the Malaysian car market. The age old norm of restricting 4×4 pickups exclusively for hardy and genuine enthusiasts of 4×4 pickups have hitherto become invalidated, even so much as being null and void.
Just as this modern borderless world have pretty much done away with anything similar to a bold divide therein halving one segment with another, so too have the current well heeled car enthusiasts with disposable income aplenty which allow a myriad of options and choices inasmuch having one premium road car plus another solid pickup alongside.
Now do not misconstrue this narrative to be anything like an imposition, on the contrary, more than anything the freedom that comes with disposable income aplenty inadvertently prompt an altogether new set of (welcomed) choices spoilt thought they may be. The market at your behest right now constitutes an impressive array of top notched pickups each with their own plus points, each with their own appeal on both style and tech. Then again to this end, there’d be but one default player that towers above the rest, quite possibly the most apt example of being a pickup with a fearsome and highly reputable reputation. Enter the latest Ford Ranger Raptor now available from SDAC (Sime Darby Auto Connexion) the exclusive distributor of Ford Malaysia.
Having debuted to a sonorous applause during the recent KLIMS the brand new, built from the ground up at Ford Motors’ Asia Pacific factory, Ford Ranger Raptor carries with it a menacing new moniker that pays tribute to a flesh eating biped albeit with the ‘veloce’ omitted. Rest assured the fearsome new personality befits the latest Ford Ranger in more than just its brand new styling revisions made up of a host of updated aesthetics all around its signature bodywork, such as that bold black front grille fronted with extra large F-O-R-D insignia, air inlet-flanked LED fog lamp (reduces wind resistance when it accelerates), and so on. Ditto the interior which comes loaded with numerous premium additions on top of the premium feel of its considerably improved cabin.
Included in that ‘considerably improved cabin’ is the pair of ultra comfy semi-bucket front seats – designed for optimal support as well comfort during those jarring off-road jaunts and excursions. One noteworthy visual touch within the Raptor’s ‘considerably improved cabin’ is the striking blue stitching scattered about tastefully.
Forward thrust comes via Ford’s critically acclaimed four-cylinder EcoBlue Bi-Turbo 2.0 liter diesel engine delivering its ample 210hp and mighty 500Nm of torque onto the tarmac via a mind numbing 10-speed Getrag 10R80 gearbox together with the paddle shift function. Additionally, its dynamics gets a mighty upgrade thanks to its cutting edge Fox Racing Shox (PSD) shock absorber system (fully standard in the Ford Ranger Raptor).
The new Ford Ranger Raptor has also grown a tad compared to the version it replaces: 1.873mm height, 2,180mm width and 5.383mm length. The front and rear tire track width is 1,710 mm (150mm wide compared to Ranger), while the ground distance is 283mm. Match rims and tires that come with it have also made this truck really look great and sexy!
According to Ford, Ranger Raptor was developed specifically for the Asian market and not an enhanced version of any model. This vehicle is specially crafted for any terrain.
The price offered for this truck is RM199,888.00 and comes in 2 colors, Lightning Blue and Conquer Gray. To experience yourself or see this Ford Ranger Raptor yourself, visit any of your neighborhood’s SDAC showroom right now!
Test Model: Ford Ranger Raptor
Engine: 2.0 liter EcoBlue Bi-Turbo Diesel
Gearbox: 10-speed Getrag 10R80 (with paddle shift function)
Max Power: 210hp
Max torque: 500Nm