Ford has officially announced the Ranger XL and XLT models in Thailand, almost two months after the debut of the more expensive Ranger Sport and Wildtrak. Up to 12 variants are available for the XL and XLT range, priced from 554,000 baht (RM71,000) to 943,000 baht (RM121,000).
The price includes a five-year factory warranty or 150,000 km mileage, as well as free premium insurance for the first year. According to FaramagThe XL is available in three body styles – Single Cab, Extended Cab and Double Cab, while the XLT is only available in Extended Cab or Double Cab formats.
All models are equipped with a 2.0-liter four-cylinder EcoBlue turbodiesel that develops 150 hp. at 3,500 rpm and 350 Nm at 1,500–2,750 rpm, or 170 hp. at 3500 rpm and 405 Nm at 1750–2500 rpm. Ford says the engine is B20 biodiesel compatible, and the 170 PS version is the only offering for the XLT range.
Depending on the variant, you can choose a five-speed manual, a six-speed manual (both versions use the newly developed MT88 transmission) or a six-speed automatic (6R80), but the automatic is only available on select XLT models.
What’s interesting is that even the entry-level 4×2 workhorse (the one with reflector headlights, 16-inch steel wheels, unpainted exterior and dual airbags) comes with an 8-inch digital instrument cluster and a whopping 10.1 – inch touch screen. , complete with the latest Ford SYNC 4A system.
This provides Apple CarPlay and Android Auto wireless support, as well as a built-in e-SIM for wireless software updates, Wi-Fi hotspot functionality, and remote smartphone access via the FordPass app. Extended Cab models have four speakers, while Double Cab variants come with six airbags and six speakers.
Step up to the XLT range and you get better LED reflector headlamps with C-clamp LED DRLs, 17-inch alloy wheels, a leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, rear air vents and a rearview camera. 4×4 variants are equipped with a rear differential with electronic locking and Terrain Management mode.
For XLT customers, an add-on package worth RM5,000 is also available. These include front and rear parking sensors, ESC with Freewheel Protection, Hill Descent Assist and Rollover Prevention, Automatic High Beam, Autonomous Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning with Brake Assist and Assist traffic lanes It’s really silly.
This completes the range of Ranger in Thailand. In case you missed the news, the Ranger Raptor has already been launched in the Kingdom and Thai customers will get the hot 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6. The Ford Performance pickup is priced at 1,869,000 baht, which is approximately RM234,000 after conversion. They are all coming to Malaysia soon so stay tuned folks!
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