Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2.2L Is A More Affordable Ranger Wildtrak Option - Now Available in Malaysia With Prices Starting From RM127,888 Onwards

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak now comes with the smaller 2.2liter engine! Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the sole distributor of Ford in Malaysia, have launched the Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2.2L in Malaysia. So basically those that oh, so badly want a Ranger Wildtrak but have always felt that running a large 3.2liter engine was hard for them to stomach can now go out and buy one today. It is priced from RM127,888 in Peninsular Malaysia and from RM133,888 for Sabah & Sarawak, before insurance.

The new Ranger Wildtrak 2.2L offers a lower entry point into having a fully kitted out Ford Ranger Wildtrak. Its lower entry point basically allows you all the features and equipment you see in the full fat Ranger Wildtrak 3.2 but as stated above, a smaller 2.2liter engine option. Less roadtax and more affordabililty.

The 2.2-litre Duratorq four-cylinder TDCi  turbo diesel engine makes 160PS at 3,000 rpm and has a peak torque of 385 Nm at 1,600 to 2,600 rpm. It is coupled to a six-speed automatic transmission which drives all four wheels on demand with 2wd for normal daily use.

It basically features the same muscular styling of the Ranger Wildtrak. Apart from the smaller engine, the Wildtrak 2.2L also boasts equipment like the SYNC 3 connectivity with Apple Carplay and Android Auto and also the Electric power-assisted steering (EPAS) system also provides precise steering at higher speeds while offering more control for low-speed manoeuvring as well as connecting to the active safety systems to provide lane keeping assist functions.

The Wildtrak 2.2L has class leading 800mm water-wading capability, 235mm ground clearance, an exceptional payload capacity and unbeatable towing ability of 3,500kg for added versatility. This are some of the reasons why the current Ford Ranger has been popular with a lot of Malaysians out there.

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2.2L comes in three colours including Cool White, Pride Orange and Shadow Black.The new Ranger Wildtrak 2.2L also comes with an early bird offer of two years/40,000km (whichever comes first) free service and maintenance. The same offer is now also available for the Wildtrak 3.2L variant.

Aside from the above options and warranty package,  SDAC is also celebrating the launch of the Ranger Wildtrak 2.2L and SDAC’s 10-year anniversary. Those who place a booking or register for any Ford Ranger model from now to 30 June 2018 will stand to win a grand prize of one Ford Fiesta 1.5L Sport. There are also 15 units of Huawei Mate 10 Pro smartphones up for grabs.

Winners will be determined through monthly lucky draw, with five smartphones to win each month.
The grand prize winner will be announced after the final draw in June. Additionally, specially designed ‘Built Tough’ luggage tags are available for test drive of any Ford models during the campaign period.

Visit SDAC’s multilingual website (, which also features a chatbot in English, or head over to the nearest SDAC Ford showroom to have a look at the new Ranger Wildtrak 2.2l. The Wildtrak with a smaller engine was what SDAC should have offered sooner!!! Better late than never as now you don't really need to go make up a normal Ranger XLT and make it into a Wildtrak!

The 2018 Ford Ranger Equipment List in Brief:
 SYNC 3 the latest generation of Ford’s in-car connectivity system with an eight-inch touchscreen, giving drivers smarter and safer ways to stay connected using natural voice commands

 A 240-volt power socket that can be used to power a laptop or tablet computer anywhere

 Lane Departure Warning alerts drivers with a vibration in the steering wheel if it detects the vehicle straying from its lane. If no action is taken to correct the drift, Lane Keeping Aid applies steering torque to the Wildtrak's electric power steering system (EPAS) guide the vehicle back into its lane

 Adaptive Cruise Control makes use of radar sensors to adjust to the flow of traffic. Once the cruising speed is set, it decelerates automatically when traffic slows down and returns to the pre-set speed when the road clears ahead

 Adjustable Speed Limiter helps ensure drivers avoid unintentionally exceeding the maximum speed that has been pre-selected

 Forward Collision Alert & Mitigation by Brakes lets out a chime and flashes a visual warning on the windscreen when it detects a high probability of a collision. The system also pre-charges the brakes for enhanced stopping power

 4x4 shift on the fly allows for switching between 2WD and 4WD High or Low mode with a knob on the centre console

 Electronic locking rear differential helps lock rear wheels together to improve traction in difficult conditions

 MyKey system allows owners to customise car settings including top speed, audio volume and seatbelt reminders

 Electronic Stability Program with traction control, rollover mitigation and trailer sway control helps to keep the vehicle under control even in adverse conditions

 Hill Launch Assist makes steep grades safer to maintain a constant speed while descending

 Hill Descent Control helps drivers confidently start off from a slope

 Adaptive Load Control calculates the weight and centre of gravity when hauling a load further optimising safety and driving performance

 Rear view camera with front and rear parking sensors

 Emergency Brake Assist

 Six airbags (dual front, side and curtain)

 Volumetric burglar alarm system

 Immobiliser

 ISOFIX mounting points for child seats

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