Nearly three months after it was first teased, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) has now finally brought the much-awaited Ford Ranger Raptor here into Malaysia. With only one variant on offer, the all-new Baja-inspired pick-up truck is priced at RM259,888 on the road, without insurance.
The main highlight of the all-new Ranger Raptor is its beating heart, because it’s ditched diesel power to now feature a 3.0-litre twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engine underneath the bonnet, pumping out 397 hp and 583 Nm of torque.
Power is sent to all four wheels via a 10-speed automatic gearbox and a new full-time all-wheel drive system. The Fox shocks absorbers still remain, but now features the brand’s latest Live Valve system with Teflon-infused oil. The signature Baja drive mode, meanwhile, has now been updated with a new anti-lag system for the turbochargers.
In terms of equipment, the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor in Malaysia comes as standard with Matrix LED headlights as standard, alongside 17-inch alloy wheels, underbody bash plates, new cast aluminium side steps, unique discrete bumpers, as well as the signature grille up front with the ‘FORD’ block wording.
Inside, the Raptor also gets a 12-inch touchscreen infotainment display as standard, with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity, alongside a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster, an eight-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, wireless Qi charging pad, as well as a 360-degree surround view monitor.
As for safety, the all-new Ford Ranger Raptor in Malaysia is fitted with the marque’s latest suite of active driver assistance features, including adaptive cruise control with stop-go functionality, lane centring, blind spot information system, evasive steer assist, reverse brake assist, high-beam assist, as well as rear cross-traffic alert.