The versatile and capable workhorse

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Safe, stylish and practical, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is more than just a pickup — it is a lifestyle vehicle that is perfectly suited for Malaysian roads and drivers

In the past, consumers usually viewed pickups as vehicles specifically designed and built for utilitarian needs. As such, most models produced were very basic, without many options or features except for a robust design, powerful engine and large flatbed. In short, they are powerful workhorses that can transport cargo with ease.

Today, pickups are still considered workhorses but they have evolved by leaps and bounds as consumers become more discerning in what they want of such a vehicle. Ford was one of the first to provide the modern driver with a pickup that was not only tough, stylish and capable but also versatile, boasting features that could rival a luxury sedan.

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak fits the bill of being a certifiable work truck and more — it comes with a number of attributes that make it more than just a pickup. A modern lifestyle vehicle, built for adventurers and business owners, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is a multitasker in the truest sense.

Able to excel in a wide variety of duties and functions and traverse the toughest of terrains, the model is one of the rare breed of vehicle that is able to meet today’s consumers’ demands and lifestyle needs, and rise well above it. This is what makes the Ford Ranger Wildtrak a truly versatile and capable workhorse for both work and play.

 

HEAVY HAULER

Whether you’re moving goods or heavy loads for your business or appliances and furniture to your new home, or transporting bicycles and outdoor gear for your adventure, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak’s flatbed, which measures 1,549mm long, 1,560mm wide and 511mm deep, should be more than adequate.

Plus an ultra-high-strength steel chassis and a superior suspension, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is equipped with a 1,000kg payload capacity and 3,500kg towing capacity, which is best in class.

The powerful 3.2TDCi engine with 200PS and 470Nm of torque under the hood plus the Electronic Stability Program, Adaptive Load Control and Trailer Sway Control ensures the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is able to not only haul trailers and cargo effortlessly but also safely with greater control.

 

CONQUER HILLS WITH EASE

The Ford Ranger Wildtrak’s Hill Start Assist and Hill Descent Control are designed for safety and convenience for drivers. Tackling uphill drives is easy with the Hill Start Assist as the system helps apply pressure to the braking system for a few seconds to prevent the vehicle from rolling backwards. This affords the driver more time and control as he moves from brake to accelerator.

When going downhill, the Hill Descent Control helps regulate your downhill speed without you having to touch the brake or accelerator pedals. Operating in forward as well as reverse gears, the controlled slow descent makes the drive safer for occupants as well as precious cargo that you are transporting.

 

DESIGNED FOR PURPOSE AND CONVENIENCE

Perfect for work and play, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is the perfect all-round vehicle. Despite its tough demeanour, comfort and convenience are never compromised. With a well-appointed cabin, ergonomically designed dashboard and plush leather seats, the pickup is adept for journeys on and off the beaten track.

Manoeuvring and driving the vehicle is also made easier with the Electronic Power-Assisted Steering. Utilising an electric motor, the EPAS provides a lighter and more responsive steering control when driving in the city, especially when parking. The steering system not only provides a better feel for the road but also helps improve fuel efficiency by making minor steering adjustments according to the speed and changing road conditions.

A 230V invertor inside the cabin affords you the luxury of powering your electrical devices anywhere, anytime. State-of-the-art features, such as SYNC 3 with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, ensure seamless smartphone integration and an elevated in-car entertainment experience for greater convenience, allowing you to keep your hands on the wheel and your eyes on the road.

For long journeys, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak’s Adaptive Cruise Control with radar technology lets you cruise effortlessly by reading the road ahead and automatically make adjustments to your travelling speed based on the traffic ahead.

 

TACKLE ROADS RARELY TRAVELLED

With its 235mm ground clearance and 4x4 shift-on-the-fly drivetrain, which allows you to shift between 2WD and 4WD high and low mode at a turn of a dial, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is adept in conquering challenging terrains. The e-Locking Rear Differential, which locks the rear wheels together for maximum traction, also ensures you are ready to tackle everything, from muddy roads to sandy and steep inclines.

With its unbeatable 800mm water wading capabilities, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is up to the task of conquering river crossings as well as flash floods. In essence, it is a vehicle that inspires confidence to take on the most difficult terrains and changing and challenging road conditions.

 

BUILT TOUGH AND SAFE

With a bold front end and a revised and refined interior, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is undoubtedly the most stylish and well-equipped pickup in the market. Also, its rugged and comfortable class-leading interior is backed by comprehensive safety features.

The model’s reinforced safety cell is supplemented with dual front, side and curtain airbags and a host of driver-assisted technologies such as Lane Keeping Aid, Forward Collision Warning and Roll Over Mitigation.

 

For more information on the Ford Ranger as well as Ford’s safety systems and technology, log on to sdacford.com.my.

 

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