Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the sole distributor of Ford in Malaysia, is kicking off ‘Ford Truck Month’ with great savings, unbeatable deals and a host of exciting activities, making it one of the best times to be a new owner of the world’s best selling truck – the Ford Ranger.
From now until 31st October, SDAC is offering an exclusive RM6,000 in cash rebates and exciting booking gifts (a set of four ‘Built Ford Tough’ t-shirts) when any customer books a Ford Ranger WildTrak at any of its dealerships nationwide.
In addition to this offer, a fleet of Rangers will be making an appearance in East Malaysia this month. Members of the public will not only be able to view the trucks indoors at Imago KK Times Square, Kota Kinabalu from 26-27th August but they can also participate in an outdoor obstacle test drive with the Ranger.
100 years of Ford
What is even more remarkable is that the Ford truck is an iconic pickup truck in the automotive industry when history was carved way back on 29th July, 1917.
“It’s an amazing test of time for Ford trucks as they celebrate a century of leadership, innovation, capability and durability for their iconic trucks,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto Connexion, adding that SDAC is extremely proud and honoured to be a part of Ford truck’s 100-year celebration.
“We hope more Malaysians will take this limited opportunity to make a smart choice to book and drive home this powerful truck,” he said.
Built Capable & Tested to The Extreme
The Ranger’s cutting-edge technologies that enable solutions to everyday challenges makes it stand apart from traditional pickup trucks. To prove this, the Ranger was pushed beyond boundaries with extreme tests to showcase its toughness in a series of videos – Science of Trucks at Ford Malaysia’s YouTube channel or via http://www.sdacford.com.my/models/trucks-vans/ranger/overview.
“The Ranger is able to handle everything thrown at it with its wide array of smart technologies. Today’s Ranger builds on strengths that lifelong customers have come to love, and then taking them to a whole new level,” he added.
The videos document the Ranger’s Towing Capability, Frame and Chassis strengths that were put to the test by strapping 600 kg of mass and spun at 4.75Gs of opposing forces. The Adaptive Load Control, Electronic Stability Control and Rollover Mitigation capabilities were also tested by dropping a load of bricks and an ATV into the back of a moving Ranger.
Smart technologies such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control in the Ranger helps to control understeering and oversteering by correcting the driving line through a combination of brake application to the appropriate wheel and a reduction in engine torque. Adaptive Load Control takes into consideration the loading condition of the vehicle and ensures ESC is then applied accordingly.
On top of these features is the Rollover Mitigation system to identify a potentially dangerous driving situation and activate the ESC to restore stability. Hill Launch Assist and Hill Descent Control help to pull away on steep inclines and stay in control on steep downhill grades easily.
The high performance WildTrak variant features SYNC 3, the latest Ford in-car connectivity system that boasts an eight-inch colour touchscreen to operate phone, entertainment and climate control using a simple voice command system. The system currently supports Android Auto and Apple CarPlay.
The Ranger WildTrak variant features Adaptive Cruise Control, an intelligent feature that uses radar sensors to detect traffic ahead, and automatically adjusts the cruise control speed to maintain a safe distance from the car in front. The Collision Warning Alert system detects the potential of a collision up ahead and it will flash a red warning signal on your windscreen and pre-charge your brakes, ready to stop quickly.
The Ranger’s smart and safety features have been awarded the NCAP 5-star safety rating.
Built to Perform
For maximum power and torque for heavy-duty towing, the Ranger is powered by a 3.2-liter Duratorq five-cylinder TDCi diesel engine which puts out an impressive 147 kW of power and 470 Nm of torque.
Other smart and safety features across all variants include:
- Lane Keeping Aid
- Lane Departure Warning
- Adjustable Speed Limiter
- Trailer Sway Control
- Electronic Power-Assisting Steering
- Six airbags
Swing by your nearest Ford showroom now to enjoy great savings during the ‘Ford Truck Month’ from now until 31st October with limited offer of cash rebates up to RM6,000 and exclusive booking gifts with every booking of Ford Ranger made while stock lasts.
The Ranger is available in six colours, including Pride Orange, Aluminium Metallic, Aurora Blue, Cool White, Metropolitan Grey and Black Mica while Jet Black is also available, while stocks last.