Ford Malaysia recently announced that its Ranger line-up now comes equipped with additional active and passive safety features. The enhanced safety features include Ford’s Electronic Stability Program (ESP) across all variants and ISOFIX mounts for child seats in the Wildtrak, as well as all XLT and XL Double Cab variants.
Apart from that, Ford Ranger XL variant now comes standard with an Anti-Lock Brake System (ABS). Gravel Road Logic further improves stopping distances on loose surfaces, which are common in countries with a lot of unpaved roads. The electronic brakeforce distribution maximises brake force used on the rear wheels as payload changes while maintaining optimal stability.
Wildtrak as well as all XLT and XL Double Cab Ranger models are now equipped with ISOFIX mounting points for child seats. Ford has also added three-point safety belts for the rear centre seat and rear centre head restraints in these variants for added comfort and safety.
New frontal impact airbags for the driver and passenger – previously available only in the Ford Ranger XLT and Wildtrak variants – are now also included in the XL Single Cab and Double Cab variants. Additionally, all Ranger variants now feature the Ford BeltMinder technology – already standard in the Wildtrak variant – which reminds front-seat occupants to wear their belts with an audible ‘chime’.
The Ranger has also been engineered to include Ford’s proprietary pedestrian protection features. The upgraded versions of the XL and XLT variants now include a front bumper design that incorporates energy-absorbing materials, an existing feature in the Wildtrak.
Other improvements that have been added to the Ranger XL Single Cab variant include a rear bumper and 16-inch steel wheels. Both the Single Cab and XL 4×2 Double Cab Lo-Rider variants are also now fitted with a radio and two speakers. Ford Ranger line-up is now available for booking and test drives at Ford showrooms nationwide and below are on-the-road price without insurance for the upgraded Ranger variants in Peninsular Malaysia.
- 3.2L Wildtrak AT – RM117,488
- 3.2L XLT MT – RM98,641
- 2.2L XLT AT – RM96,688
- 2.2L XLT MT – RM89,788
- 2.2L XL 4X4 MT – RM80,588
- 2.2L XL 4X2 MT Lo-Rider – RM68,888
- 2.2L XL 4X4 MTSingle Cab – RM71,788