The single-cab Ford Ranger XL pick-up is already on sale in Malaysia, joining the dual-cab XL, XLT, XLT Plus and Wildtrak variants that were launched in July this year; the performance flagship Ranger Raptor was introduced locally last month. The workhorse variant of the latest Ranger is priced at 98,888 ringgit traveling without insurance in Peninsular Malaysia (RM104,388 without insurance in East Malaysia).
It comes in one variant, the XL 4X4 Single Cab Manual, which, as the name suggests, is powered by a 2.0-litre single-turbo diesel producing 170bhp. at 3500 rpm and 405 Nm of torque from 1750 to 2500 rpm. The transmission is carried out through a six-speed manual gearbox, which transmits the drive to all four wheels.
A key feature of the Ranger XL 4X4 Single Cab Manual, aimed at customers with more cargo, is its larger cargo bed, which is touted as the largest cargo bed in a pickup truck in the Malaysian market, according to Ford.
It has a length of 2332 mm, a width of 1420 mm and a height of 540 mm; In addition to carrying more cargo, the single-cab configuration can also accommodate bulkier items, such as sheets of construction plywood or a full-size pallet, Ford says; the cargo bed also includes six lashing hooks on tubular steel rails, and its rear door doubles as a work table with an integrated ruler and clamp pockets.
Options for the XL 4X4 Single Cab Manual include 16-inch alloy wheels, body-colored front bumper, black front grille and rear bumper, halogen headlights, rear fog lights, front tow hook, daytime running lights and an LED tailgate. stop signal.
Despite being a workhorse, the Ranger XL 4X4 Single Cab Manual variant is equipped with a modern infotainment system and smartphone compatibility, where its cabin is equipped with a 10.1-inch portrait-oriented touchscreen display with SYNC 4A system with voice activation, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The driver also gets digital instruments that replace the analog set of the previous single-cab model.
As for the exterior colours, the latest single-cab Ranger for Malaysia is available in Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White and Meteor Grey. The 2023 Ford Ranger XL 4X4 Single Cab Manual is covered by a five-year, 100,000-mile manufacturer’s warranty, and customers can also opt for an extended vehicle warranty of up to seven years.
There’s also an extended service package option for up to five years of scheduled maintenance, which customers can pay upfront and lock in ongoing maintenance costs and roll payments into the car loan to mitigate the effects of rising costs.