Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) has announced the availability of the updated 2020 Ford Ranger XLT Plus, taking on several design elements first seen on the updated Ford Ranger Wildtrak and Raptor – both of which have been launched earlier this year alongside the FX4.
These include the update headlights, which is now illuminated with bi-LED bulbs instead of the xenon units from the outgoing model, promising a 17% improvement in light penetration for better visibility while driving at night. The design of the headlights assembly has also been updated with a square projector lens and housing.
Further down, the updated 2020 Ford Ranger XLT Plus has also been given a refreshed bumper design in body colour, now featuring the silver lip, mimicking the front design of the Wildtrak. The new chrome grille is also a variant-exclusive item to the 2020 XLT Plus.
Otherwise, there are no changes to the kit count and powertrain on the pick-up truck. The 2020 Ford Ranger XLT Plus is still powered by the 2.0-litre EcoBlue four-cylinder turbodiesel mill in a single-turbo configuration, making 180 hp and 420 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to a 10-speed automatic gearbox.
Other standard equipment that has been inherited from the outgoing model include an eight-inch touchscreen display running Ford’s Sync infotainment system, reversing camera, leather seats, dual-zone climate control, keyless entry with push-start button, and the Easy-Lift tailgate.
The updated pick-up truck is priced at RM129,888, on the road and without insurance, and similarly to the entire Ranger line-up, comes with a three-year or 100,000 km warranty, whichever comes first.
In conjunction with the launch of the updated pick-up truck, SDAC-Ford has also introduced a new promotional campaign for the Ranger line-up. Customers can choose between four free vehicle service – equivalent to two-year/40,000 km maintenance- or a RM2,000 cash rebate for selected Ranger vehicles until 31 December 2020. Customers looking to purchase selected XL and XLT variants will also receive up to RM7,000 in cash rebates on their purchase.