It’s an exciting week for pick-up truck fans, as Sime Darby Auto Connexion Ford has joined Mitsubishi (with the Triton Knight) in introducing their own Malaysia exclusive limited-run version, the Ford Ranger XLT 2.2L Special Edition.
The special edition pick-up is fitted with some additional kit over the standard Ranger XLT 2.2L. Exterior wise, the Special Edition gets new fender flares, a functional cargo bed cover, and geometrical decals.
On the inside, SDAC Ford has given the Ranger XLT 2.2L Special Edition an upgraded nine-inch infotainment display, up from the standard 4.2-inch of the regular Ranger XLT AT.
From the looks of it, the new head unit will be Android based; Ford says that the new system supports Android Auto and Apple Carplay, as well as mobile applications such as Waze and Spotify.
Otherwise, the Special Edition remains unchanged from the regular Ford Ranger XLT 2.2L AT. Under the hood is Ford’s Duratorq 2.2L turbodiesel that outputs 160 hp and a peak torque of 385 Nm. The engine is mated to a six-speed automatic gearbox.
You still get a plethora of standard equipment and safety features from the XLT 2.2L AT, such as rain-sensing wipers, Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, Emergency Brake Assist, Rollover Mitigation, Trailer Sway Control, and Adaptive Load Control.
The Ford Ranger XLT 2.2L Special Edition retails for RM120,888 (on the road, without insurance), which is RM4,000 on top of the standard XLT 2.2L AT. The new Ford Ranger XLT 2.2L Special Edition also comes with a three-year/100,000 km warranty.
The Ford Ranger XLT 2.2L Special Edition will be available in either Absolute Black or Arctic White exterior colours, and will be on display in Ford showrooms starting from the third week of December.