The new Ford Ranger Wildtrak 2.0 Bi-turbo will blow off the socks …POSTED BY Yamin Vong ON 25 October 2018
The line-up of new Ford Rangers was launched yesterday except the flagship model, the Ranger Raptor, which will be unveiled at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) in November.
But if you’ve been waiting for the Raptor which is going to cost about RM220,000 if we use the Thailand price as an indicator, why not look at the Wildtrak Bi-turbo which is everything the Raptor is except the competition-ready multiple FOX shock absorbers?
You’ll save a whole bunch of money which you can use to customise your Wildtrak with LED’s, rims and tyres to, skid plates, nerve bars, etc to your desire.
And, you won’t have to wait. Because, “we’ve received hundreds of orders for the Raptor,” said a senior manager at Sime Darby Auto Connexion, and you’ll have to join the queue if you haven’t booked the Raptor yet.
- The new-generation Ford Ranger 2.0L Bi-Turbo engine with 10-speed automatic transmission delivers 213 PS and 500Nm of torque
- First and only in-class technologies include Semi-Automatic parallel parking (SAPP), and Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection
- Available keyless entry and push-start button, Easy Lift Tailgate and SYNC® 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility
- Three year or 100,000 km warranty
“The Raptor and the new Wildtrak will help continue to revolutionise the pickup truck segment, and we are proud that so many customers are choosing Ford.”
“We know that Malaysian customers want their pickups to have the toughness of a truck as well as the comfort and advanced features of a passenger vehicle.
“We are confident that the new Ranger lineup will offer customers unmatched versatility, helping them achieve more, whether at work or with their family,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Bin Syed Faiz, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto Connexion.
Advanced Powertrains for Proven Performance, Cutting-edge Technology
The new Ford Ranger offers a choice of three diesel powertrains to deliver greater versatility and to match consumer demands for a wider variety of requirements. These include the new generation 2.0L Single-Turbo and 2.0L Bi-Turbo engines, and the Ranger’s proven Duratorq 2.2L.
The 3.2L engine powering the current Wildtrak will be phased out and the two new versions of the Wildtrak will be either the 2.0 Bi-turbo or the 2.0 single-turbo.
Available exclusively on the Wildtrak 4×4 is the new-generation 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine, coupled with an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission to bring greater torque, improved flexibility and a quieter, more comfortable drive.
The 2.0L Bi-Turbo takes advantage of sequential turbocharging to deliver greater responsiveness, drivability and maximum efficiency. A pair of turbochargers are employed for maximum performance and efficiency. A variable geometry turbocharger is employed to deliver greater throttle response and eliminate lag by spooling up quickly at low speeds. The second unit is a fixed geometry turbocharger with a high flow capacity to deliver maximum power and performance.
With 500Nm and 215 ps (metric horsepower which is equivilent to 214 mechanical hp) from a low 1750rpm, the Bi-Turbo engine delivers a greater torque spread, with the 10-speed’s close ratios reducing gaps in power and acceleration to make steep, slippery hill-climbs much easier. The Wildtrak model optioned with the new engine maintains Ranger’s equal class-leading payload and 3500kg towing capability.
The 2.0L Single-Turbo engine, available on the Wildtrak 4×2 and new Ranger XLT+ variants, is also mated to Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver 180PS and an impressive 420Nm of torque.
Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist feature using Inter-Urban Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection is available on the new Ranger. The system is designed to detect pedestrians as well as vehicles to bring the Ranger to a complete stop to help mitigate potential rear-end collisions and road-traffic collisions with pedestrians. The system functions at speeds above 3.6km/h.
The First and only in-class Lane Departure Warning & Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning will carry over to the new Ranger.