Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, today launched the New Ford Ranger Raptor featuring an added safety pack and additional features.
The New Ford Ranger Raptor remains as Malaysia’s first and only premium performance pickup, is now equipped with additional intelligent advanced driver-assist features including:
First in-class Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection designed to detect pedestrians as well as vehicles in front of the truck and alert drivers with an audible warning. If drivers fail to react, the system automatically applies the brakes to help mitigate potential rear-end collisions and road-traffic collisions with pedestrian.
First in-class Forward Collision Warning, which detects a potential collision triggering an audible warning to drivers. The system also automatically pre-charges and increases brake assist sensitivity to provide full responsiveness when drivers apply the brakes.
First in-class Lane Departure Warning and Assist. The system vibrates the steering wheel to alert drivers when they unintentionally move out of their lane, while Lane Keeping Aid helps steer the vehicle back on track if drivers do not react.
Additional upgrades to the New Ford Ranger Raptor include an additional USB charging port on the rear-view mirror and LED projector headlamps for greater visibility while driving at night.
“With the new enhancements to the Ford Ranger Raptor, this ultimate off-road truck is now perfected to conquer the streets, making it ideal for everyday use in addition to commanding the harshest terrains at thrilling speeds. We are confident that the Ranger Raptor will continue revolutionising the market for pickup truck enthusiasts in Malaysia,” Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion.
With Ford’s Performance DNA infused into the ‘Built Ford Tough’ Ranger line, the Raptor has exceeded expectations, setting a new benchmark as the only factory-built performance truck for high-speed off-roading.
The Ford Ranger Raptor’s powerful 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver maximum power of 213 PS and impressive peak torque of 500Nm.
Featuring class-leading 850mm water wading, FOX Racing Shox dampers and a Terrain Management System (TMS) that offers six modes, including the Baja Mode to deliver truly high performance, the Ford Ranger Raptor is calibrated to push the limits in technology, innovation and driving excitement.
The New Ford Ranger Raptor is also loaded with safety and convenience features and a host of smart and safety technologies that are available at the push of a button, incorporating unique design features tailored for the Ranger Raptor.
The New Ford Ranger Raptor is priced from RM208,888 (on-the-road, without insurance) and is available in four colours –Ford Performance Blue, Conquer Grey, Absolute Black and Arctic White.
Muzri mentioned, “During the Movement Control Period, customers who have purchase enquiries on the New Ford Ranger Raptor may converse with us digitally via our newly launched Digital Salesperson, a WhatsApp Live Chat.”
The ‘Digital Salesperson’ seeks to address customer queries relating to a vehicle purchase, including queries on products, ongoing promotions, and vehicle price list – even throughout the current Movement Control Order period
It acts as a channel to link customers with an authorised Ford salesperson nearest to them, who would be able to advise on stock availability, in-showroom promotions, loan financing options, road tax and vehicle registration fees as well as insurance options via WhatsApp, Email or by phone call.
For enquiries on the New Ford Ranger Raptor, simple reach out to our ‘Digital Salesperson’ from 9am – 4pm, Monday – Friday. Customers simply need to WhatsApp +6019-204 1200 to start chatting where queries will be attended to within 24 hours or visit our website for more information: https://www.sdacford.com.my.
When Mitsubishi Motors first showed this Triton Absolute at the 2019 Bangkok International Motor Show in March this year, there were rumours circulating the internet that Mitsubishi product planners were teasing the market to see if there was enough interest in the ASEAN market for a super premium pickup truck.
Well, the response was good enough that now we hear that Mitsubishi Motors are putting into production this super truck to rival the best selling Ford Raptor.
Under the chunky hood of this new Triton will probably be the current Triton’s most potent engine which is a 2.4-liter turbocharged diesel with 180 horsepower and 317 pound-feet of torque. We are sure Mitsubishi engineers will ‘massage its power output to better the Ford Ranger Raptor 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel with 210 hp and 369 pound-feet of torque.
Mitsubishi Motors already has this latest Triton running in a race series in Australia called ‘SuperUtes’ and so the tuning done on the SuperUte race Triton (pictured below) could be transferred to this new Triton Absolute with some limitations for warranty and reliability over 5 years.
The Triton Absolute might use a tuned version of the stock 2.4-litre turbo-diesel engine, which retains its aluminium engine block and pistons but gains modifications such as uprated camshafts, a modified oil sump, larger injectors and larger fuel rails. The engine might also receive a larger GTurbo high-flow turbocharger, a larger intercooler, an upgraded radiator for additional cooling and a Motec engine management system. A bespoke Torqit three-inch exhaust system might round up the tune, while the manifold can be retained from the standard Triton.
Producing 344hp and 677Nm of torque, the racing version of the Mitsubishi Triton SuperUte can reach 100km/h from a standstill in under 3.5 seconds and drive up to a top speed in excess of 150mph. This of course is in race form and for the showroom version for added reliability and whilst keeping buyers happy, Mitsubishi could limit the tune to say, 250 hp and 550Nm of torque.
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This is the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison which looks like a product designed to take on the Ford Raptor head on. The Bison is Chevy’s first collaboration with American Expedition Vehicles (AEV), a premium off-road aftermarket manufacturer.
For maximum protection of key undercarriage elements while driving over rocky, jagged terrain, Bison features five skid plates covering the engine oil pan, fuel tank, transfer case and front and rear locking differentials. Designed by AEV, these skid plates are constructed of hard, durable hot-stamped Boron steel.
AEV-designed stamped steel front and rear bumpers further shield the truck from obstacles. The front bumper contains winch provisions and standard fog lights, with recovery points integrated into the rear bumper. An exclusive, flow-through “CHEVROLET” lettered grille replaces the traditional bowtie on Bison’s front end. The 31-inch Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires sit beneath larger fender flares and wrap all-new, ZR2 Bison-specific 17 x 8-inch aluminum wheels. This new Colorado variant also features “Bison” decals on the bed sides, an “AEV Bison” logo on the tailgate and embroidered AEV logo floor liners and front head restraints.
The Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison also comes equipped with,
Class-exclusive front and rear locking electronic differentials.
Like ZR2, Bison also features a modified rear axle with a 3.42 ratio, front and rear tracks widened by 3.5 inches and a factory suspension lifted 2 inches over a Colorado Z71.
The new Chevrolet partner for Malaysia has not been revealed as yet but rumors suggest 2 companies are looking at the Chevrolet franchise. The first is a long established automotive group and the other is brand new industrial equipment supplier. More will be shared soon.
Ford Motor Company and its exclusive distribution partner, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), today officially launched the Ford Ranger Raptor at Press Day for the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show (KLIMS) 2018 at Malaysia International Trade and Exhibition Centre (MITEC).
The Ranger Raptor – Asia Pacific’s first and only factory-built high-speed off-road performance truck – will be taking centre stage at KLIMS 2018 from 23 November to 2 December.
Priced at RM199,888.00, the Ranger Raptor comes in two enticing colours, including Lightning Blue and the Ranger Raptor’s unique Hero colour, Conquer Grey.
“We are thrilled to build on our Ranger success story here in Malaysia with the Ranger Raptor, which combines the Ranger’s renowned ‘Built Ford Tough’ character with Ford Performance DNA to set a new benchmark in off-road capability” said Truong Kim Phong, Managing Director, Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
“Everything about the Ranger Raptor builds on the already outstanding sophisticated feel and functional capability of the Ranger – Ford’s best-selling nameplate in Malaysia and one of the best-selling pickups in the market. We are confident that the Ranger Raptor will help revolutionise the market for pickup truck enthusiasts,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Bin Syed Faiz, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto Connexion.
Ford Ranger Raptor
The Ranger Raptor lives up to the globally renowned Ford Performance DNA with a unique design and extraordinary capability for high-speed off-roading.
The Ranger Raptor’s powerful 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine is mated to a 10-speed transmission, standard front and rear Position Sensitive Damping (PSD) shock absorbers exclusively manufactured by FOX, and an innovative all-new Watt’s linkage rear suspension with coilover rear springs to help the Raptor push the limits in technology, innovation and driving excitement.
The Ranger Raptor features a Terrain Management System (TMS) that offers six modes that help deliver truly high performance, including the highly-anticipated Baja (‘baha’) Mode.
Additionally, the Ranger Raptor is loaded with safety and convenience features that make it suitable for both on and off-road. A host of Driver-Assist Technologies are available at the push of a button, incorporating unique design features tailored for the Ranger Raptor.
New Mustang Unveiling
Alongside the Ranger Raptor, SDAC also unveiled the New Mustang exclusively and confirmed its arrival in Malaysia next year. The New Mustang is the only unit flown into Malaysia on air freight, and will be showcased specifically for the 10-day Show. The Ford Mustang is a cultural icon and the world’s best-selling sports car for three years straight with more than one-third of its sales in global markets. Since global exports began in 2015, through December 2017, Ford has sold 418,000 Mustangs in 146 countries around the world.
SDAC is offering exclusive promotions for its vehicles at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018, including:
Visitors to the Show who make a vehicle booking of the New Ranger and New Mustang will stand a chance to grab cash vouchers in the Bi-turbo wind tunnel machine.
Customers who purchase any new Ford Ranger variant will also be in the running to win a Ranger Raptor under the ‘Buy A New Ford Ranger, Win A Ranger Raptor’ Contest.
The first 888 customers who register their new Ford Ranger will each receive an electrical goods voucher worth RM1,000.
Up to 2 years free maintenance or up to 40,000km for customers who successfully register the New Ranger including the New Ranger Raptor before 31 January 2019, whichever comes first1.
To experience the exciting line-up of Ford vehicles on offer, consumers can visit Booth#1009, Level 1, Hall 2 from 23 November to 2 December at MITEC. For more information, visit SDAC’s multilingual website www.sdacford.com.my, which also features a chatbot in English.