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Up to RM6,000 Cash Rebate For Ranger Raptor and WildTrak

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Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, has introduced attractive savings on selected Year Make Ranger Raptor and WildTrak models with cash rebates up to RM6,000, while stock last.

For customers looking for refinement, the Ranger WildTrak offers an array of smart safety technologies, like Autonomous Emergency Braking with Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Departure Warning and Semi-Automatic Parallel Parking, all of which are first in-class features to a pickup truck. 

While the Ranger Raptor infuses Ford’s Performance DNA to exceed expectations and sets a new benchmark as the first and only factory-built performance pickup truck in Malaysia.

Its performance credentials are seen through its race-bred suspensions, Fox Racing Shox to provide higher damping forces at full bounce and rebound to enable better off-road capabilities.

To further underline its off-road racing credentials, the Ranger Raptor’s six pre-set driving modes under its Terrain Management System (TMS) includes the exciting Baja mode, inspired by Mexico’s famous Baja Desert Rally, and enables ultra-responsive, high-speed off-road performance.

Ford Ranger Raptor

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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.

Ford Ranger WildTrak

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The Ranger WildTrak on the other hand, is powered by the 2.0L Bi-Turbo takes advantage of sequential turbocharging to deliver greater responsiveness, drivability and maximum efficiency. A pair of turbochargers are employed for maximum performance and efficiency.

A variable geometry turbocharger is employed to deliver greater throttle response and eliminate lag by spooling up quickly at low speeds. The second unit is a fixed geometry turbocharger with a high flow capacity to deliver maximum power and performance.

With 500Nm from a low 1750rpm, the Bi-Turbo engine delivers a greater torque spread, with the 10-speed’s close ratios reducing gaps in power and acceleration to make steep, slippery hill-climbs much easier.

The Wildtrak model optioned with the new engine maintains Ranger’s equal class-leading payload and 3500kg towing capability.

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Ford Announces 5-Year Warranty for the Ranger

Ford Ranger Raptor

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC) today announced a new 5-year manufacturer’s warranty for its Ranger lineup, a two-year extension to the 3-year manufacturer’s warranty previously offered – giving better value to new Ranger owners.

In addition to that, two Extended Warranty Plans were also introduced for existing Ford Ranger owners.

“We understand that for our Ranger customers, their vehicles are not just point-to-point modes of transportation. They are an extension of their lifestyle – for work and play besides daily commutes for families and loved ones. With the new 5-year manufacturer’s warranty for our Ranger lineup, we aim to provide added value to customers as they go about their life’s adventures,” said Turse Zuhair, Head of Sales, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion.

Better Value

To offer customers added value, all Ford Ranger Year Make 2021 model onwards will now come with a 5-year manufacturer’s warranty or 160,000km (whichever comes first) – a 2-year extension to the previous 3-year or 100,000km warranty (whichever comes first).

Extended Safety and Coverage

Meanwhile, existing Ford Ranger customers who are on the current 3-year warranty will have the option to purchase two Extended Warranty Plans2 which can be fulfilled at any Ford Authorised Service Centre, namely the PremiumCARE and PowertrainCARE.

The PremiumCARE plan provides a two-year comprehensive coverage on over 1,000 components, while the PowertrainCARE plan provides a two-year extended warranty on the engine, transmission and drivetrain.

New Ford Ranger XLT Plus

The Ranger

The new Ranger lineup in Malaysia consists of nine different variants, including the XL, XLT, new XLT+ Wildtrak, and the much anticipated Ranger Raptor. 

The new Ford Ranger offers a choice of three diesel powertrains to deliver greater versatility and to match consumer demands for a wider variety of requirements. These include the new generation 2.0L Single-Turbo and 2.0L Bi-Turbo engines, and the Ranger’s proven Duratorq 2.2L.

Ford’s new generation of diesel engines uses advanced materials and boasts sophisticated construction. Compact, lightweight, powerful and efficient, they feature common-rail direct fuel-injection, an integrated intake manifold, and a belt-in-oil primary drive.

Available on the Ranger Raptor and the Ranger Wildtrak 4×4 is the new-generation 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine, coupled with an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission to bring greater torque, improved flexibility and a quieter, more comfortable drive.

The 2.0L Bi-Turbo takes advantage of sequential turbocharging to deliver greater responsiveness, drivability and maximum efficiency. A pair of turbochargers are employed for maximum performance and efficiency. A variable geometry turbocharger is employed to deliver greater throttle response and eliminate lag by spooling up quickly at low speeds. The second unit is a fixed geometry turbocharger with a high flow capacity to deliver maximum power and performance.

With 500Nm from a low 1750rpm, the Bi-Turbo engine delivers a greater torque spread, with the 10-speed’s close ratios reducing gaps in power and acceleration to make steep, slippery hill-climbs much easier. The Wildtrak model optioned with the new engine maintains Ranger’s equal class-leading payload and 3500kg towing capability.

Price

The Ranger is currently priced between RM92,388 and RM210,888 on the road without insurance.

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Ford Ranger MS-RT Gets 20-inch OZ Rims, Funky Exhausts

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Ford has teamed up with vehicle design specialists MS-RT in Europe, and introduced an exclusive new model of the award-winning Ranger, called the Ford Ranger MS-RT.

The Ranger MS-RT combines a motorsport-inspired appearance with a premium specification and unique, hand-finished detailing, offering customers a high-end, street-focused version of Europe’s best-selling pick-up that sits alongside the Ranger Raptor at the pinnacle of the Ranger line-up in Europe.

2021 ford ranger ms-rt

What’s special?

The new model, which is based on the Ranger Wildtrak, comes with key exterior features that include a hand-built front fascia featuring a honeycomb carbon fibre-effect grille and integrated fog lights.

The striking side profile adds to the sporty character while 20-inch OZ Racing alloy wheels, extended wheel arches and sculpted side skirts create a purposeful stance. Frozen White, Sea Grey or Agate Black paints emphasise the imposing styling, embellished by carbon fibre-effect mirror caps, an aerodynamic load bar and MS‑RT badges.

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Inside, the cabin features premium leather trim with contrast orange stitching, complemented by ambient lighting and heated front seats. There is also MS-RT detailing for floor mats and scuff plates which add a bespoke feel.

Ford’s SYNC 3 connectivity and navigation system with 8-inch touchscreen simplifies access to communication and entertainment features, and the rear-view camera helps when parking or hitching to a trailer.

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“Ranger MS-RT is designed for customers who value Ranger’s hard-working capability but want the racing pedigree and hand-finished exclusivity of our MS-RT series”, said Brendan Lyne, director, Commercial Vehicles, Ford of Europe.

“This eye-catching vehicle blends Ford’s decades of success in pick-up trucks with striking motorsport-inspired design to offer a road-focused truck combining immense kerb appeal with the hard-working ability that our customers love.”

2021 ford ranger ms-rt

Power comes courtesy of Ford’s range-topping Bi-turbo 2.0-litre EcoBlue diesel engine which is paired to a 10‑speed automatic transmission, delivering 213 PS and 500 Nm of torque to move payloads of up to 1,098kg and a towing weight of 3,500kg.

Further complementing the powertrain package are features like the Ranger’s selectable four-wheel drive system, and a Maxhaust app-controlled soundbox that is available as a dealer-fit option for customers desiring a sporty soundtrack.

2021 ford ranger ms-rt

MS-RT is a Qualified Vehicle Modifier working with established Ford motorsport partner M-Sport, applying World Rally Championship-winning experience to create strikingly modified versions of Ford’s market-leading commercial vehicles.

MS-RT

As the latest vehicle in Ford’s One-Stop Shop, the Ranger MS-RT joins an exciting range of conversions built to exacting factory standards and available directly through Ford dealers, including the Transit Custom and Transit Connect MS-RT vans, and Transit Custom Nugget camper van.

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Sime Darby Motors, SpareXhub Launch Digital Platform Selling Parts

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If you happen to own a vehicle from a brand under Sime Darby Motors Malaysia, and it is no longer under warranty, finding genuine parts a competitive price will no longer be an issue. Here’s why…

Sime Darby Motors Malaysia (SDM Malaysia) has teamed up with SpareXhub, in its ongoing efforts to further digitalize the customer experience to offer vehicle owners an additional avenue to purchase genuine automotive spare parts at highly competitive prices.

“This collaboration is a good example of how we consistently innovate and leverage on technology partners to enhance the customer journey, especially in the face of the current pandemic limiting in-person experience.

It is also in line with our digital transformation plan to have end-to-end digital solutions by allowing contactless orders, payment and delivery, for an improved customer experience.

Car owners, especially those without manufacturers’ warranties, can now have peace of mind when purchasing genuine spare parts from SpareXhub in a market that is flooded with original equipment manufacturer (OEM), aftermarket and used parts,” said Managing Director of SDM Malaysia’s Retail and Distribution arm, Jeffrey Gan.

“The digital transformation in the automotive industry is certainly opening up new opportunities for us.  This collaboration will not only expand our digital outreach to customers with selected post warranty models, it will also cater to stockists and independent workshops who register on the online store at www.sparexhub.com,” he added.

The collaboration with SpareXhub, a genuine spare parts e-commerce platform owned by ACS Pentas (Asia) Sdn Bhd gives customers the ability to source, order and purchase original automotive spare parts of their preferred brands via a one-stop contactless platform from the comfort of their home or office, and at unbeatable prices.  

Besides the benefit to customers, SDM Malaysia stands to gain operational efficiency by freeing up warehouse space and better management of parts inventory by increasing stock turnover and reducing obsolescence.

Brands that are under Sime Darby Motors Malaysia at the moment include BMW (Auto Bavaria), Volvo (Swedish Auto), Jaguar, Land Rover, Hyundai, as well as Porsche.

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Service Your Ford Now and Get Up to 20% Discount

SDAC-Ford Service Promotion

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, today announced its Service Promotion for the year end starting 23 November 2020 to 15 February 2021.

Customers who book a service at authorised service centres during the promotion period can take advantage of savings up to 20 percent on vehicle maintenance on selected parts and engine oils. A savings of 10 percent on labour fees for lubricant, brake and timing belt packages can also be enjoyed.

Furthermore, customers can benefit from a 27-point vehicle inspection conducted by Ford-certified technicians to ensure their vehicles are in tip-top condition at no additional charge.

For customers who spend more than RM350 in a single receipt, they will receive an exclusive multipurpose bag which can be used for their daily activities.

According to SDAC, only Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts are used. With Genuine Ford Parts, customers can be assured of the highest standards of quality, fit and finish as it is specifically designed for your Ford vehicle to ensure superior performance.

Additionally, all Ford genuine parts are covered under warranty for a period of 12 months or 20,000kms, whichever occurs first, excluding wear and tear parts.

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Save up to 20% on Vehicle Maintenance this Service Promotion with SDAC-Ford

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 23 November 2020 – Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, today announced its Service Promotion for the year end starting 23 November 2020 to 15 February 2021.

“As the country looks forward to a new year and the hope of coming out of the pandemic, a focus on better health will continue to be a top priority for many people. Likewise, we encourage all our Ford owners to ensure their vehicle health is also being taken care of going into the new year by taking advantage of these service deals,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion.

Service with Up to 20% Savings1 and Additional Free Perks

When customers book a service during the Service Promotion period, customers can take advantage of savings up to 20 percent on vehicle maintenance on selected parts and engine oils. A savings of 10 percent on labour fees for lubricant, brake and timing belt packages can also be enjoyed.

Furthermore, customers can benefit from a 27-point vehicle inspection conducted by Ford-certified technicians to ensure their vehicles are in tip-top condition at no additional charge.

For customers who spend more than RM350 in a single receipt, they will receive an exclusive multipurpose bag which can be used for their daily activities2.

Genuine Ford Parts

When servicing at any of our 42 Ford authorised service centres nationwide, customers can rest assured that only Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) parts are used. With Genuine Ford Parts, customers can be assured of the highest standards of quality, fit and finish as it is specifically designed for your Ford vehicle to ensure superior performance.

Additionally, all Ford genuine parts are covered under warranty for a period of 12 months or 20,000kms, whichever occurs first, excluding wear and tear parts.

Booking an Appointment with Us

As we are observing crowd control and social distancing at all our premises, we encourage you to make a vehicle service appointment with us beforehand.

There are several ways you can do so:

All our service centres and showrooms remain open at locations under the Conditional Movement Control Order (CMCO), subject to any new announcements made by the Government, from time to time. The necessary Standard Operating Procedures to combat Covid-19 is also being enforced at all our premises.

For more information on the Service Promotion or the latest news on Ford, visit www.sdacford.com.my

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Ford Unveils E-Transit – 266hp and 430 Nm At Your Service

2022 Ford E-Transit

As far as the global automotive landscape is concerned, electricity is the future. Beginning from passenger vehicles, even motorcycles and commercial vehicles are now part of the transformation.

Having said that, the Ford Transit, which is one of the most popular vans in the world and also Malaysia, has also gone full electric.

The Ford E-Transit as it is called was unveiled to the world yesterday by Ford in all its glory, and looking at what it has to offer, things are certainly looking promising.

Ford E-Transit

With a usable battery capacity of 67 kilowatt-hours, the E-Transit will deliver an estimated range of about 200 km in the low-roof cargo van variant.

The E-Transit also features both AC and DC fast charging, coming standard with a Ford Mobile Charger that can plug into a normal 120-volt outlet for slow and steady charging or into a 240-volt outlet for faster charging.

Those seeking the fastest home charging solution can purchase the Ford Connected Charge Station, which can fully charge E-Transit in eight hours.

Ford E-Transit

On a 115-plus-kilowatt DC fast charger, E-Transit cargo van low-roof models can achieve approximately 50 km of range in 10 minutes and approximately 72 km range in 15 minutes.

When plugged into a 240-volt outlet, E-Transit cargo van low-roof models achieve approximately 16 km per charging hour using the Ford Mobile Charger. Employing a Ford Connected Charge Station brings the number up to approximately 24 km per charging hour.

Ford E-Transit

In case you’re wondering how much power it makes, – the electric motor delivers 266 hp and 430 Nm of torque across all configurations.

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Leading the charge: all-electric Ford E-Transit powers the future of business with next-level software, services and capability

Ford, the world’s cargo van leader, introduces the 2022 E-Transit van, a smart workhorse that will offer customers enhanced productivity enabled by its fully electric powertrain, software solutions, services and Pro Power Onboard options.

“Ford is North America and Europe’s commercial truck and van leader, so the transition of fleet vehicles to zero emissions, especially for the fast-growing last-mile delivery segment, is critical to achieve our carbon neutrality goal by 2050,” said Jim Farley, Ford president and CEO.

“Ford is ready to lead the charge, starting with the all-electric Transit and all-electric F-150 on the way. This is good for the planet and a huge advantage for customers to help lower their operating costs and provide connected fleet management technologies that will help their businesses.”

The all-new E-Transit is backed by Ford’s powerhouse network of 1,800-plus global commercial vehicle dealers, including 645 commercial vehicle centers across the U.S. – about 90 percent of which are electric vehicle-certified – for easy sales and service.

E-Transit offers the same interior cargo dimensions and standard mounting points for continued integration with hundreds of upfitters and vehicle modifiers worldwide who provide compatible racks, bins and accessories on gas-powered Transit. The majority of U.S. Transit vehicles sold last year were upfitted, and Ford continues to provide the same upfit financing support for van customers, including those who purchase or lease. With 13 upfitters located conveniently within 30 miles of the assembly plant, customers get fast delivery to the upfitter of their choice right when they order their van, removing the need for an upfit after delivery and helping them get on the road quickly.

While most newcomers in the van business are still building prototypes, developing testing protocols and addressing difficult usage conditions, Ford’s commercial vehicle ecosystem is expanding to include electric vehicle monitoring software and connected solutions for fleets to seamlessly integrate into day-to-day operations.

“We are doubling down on software and digital services to help our fleet customers grow and more efficiently run their businesses,” said Farley.

Ford – which is the leading commercial vehicle brand in North America and Europe – has been making Transit family vehicles for 55 years and commercial vehicles since 1905. The company will assemble E-Transit for North American customers at Kansas City Assembly Plant in Claycomo, Missouri.

Driving to go greener

Cities around the world – from London to Los Angeles – are pledging to create emissions-free zones to improve air quality, reduce greenhouse gas levels and improve noise pollution. California has also mandated that all new cars and passenger trucks sold in the state be zero-emission vehicles by 2035.

“More construction, emergency vehicles and utility services choose Ford commercial trucks and vans over any other manufacturer2 – and we’re committed to helping customers make the transition to zero-emission technology,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford chief product platform operations officer. “E-Transit is a data-rich, connected platform that will help our fleet customers unlock greater productivity. The value for our commercial customers grows over time as more connected vehicles join the network.”

E-Transit is part of a Ford investment in electrification of more than $11.5 billion through 2022. The all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E begins arriving later this year, while the all-electric F-150 starts hitting dealers in mid-2022. In North America, Ford is the first full-line automaker to announce plans to produce both an all-electric full-size pickup truck and a full-size van for customers – including fleet owners.

Ford intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050. It is the only full-line U.S. automaker committed to doing its part to reduce CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and working with California for stronger vehicle greenhouse gas standards.

E-Transit will not only help companies operate with the benefits of electrification, it offers clear business advantages. Scheduled maintenance costs for the all-electric Transit are estimated to be 40 percent less than the average scheduled maintenance costs for a gas-powered 2020 Transit over eight years/100,000 miles3. And with lower maintenance requirements and the opportunity to avoid fill-ups, companies can improve customer uptime and productivity.

Range, charging solutions tailored for business

E-Transit is a smart workhorse for U.S. cities designed with insight from 30 million miles of customer telematics data to deliver the right amount of range based on fleet needs – at a price that makes it easy to switch to electric.

The E-Transit has a starting MSRP4 under $45,000 for U.S. fleet customers – and comes backed with an eight-year, 100,000-mile electric vehicle component warranty5.

“This makes E-Transit ideal for commercial customers who know their drive routes and often work in urban environments,” said Ted Cannis, Ford North America general manager of commercial business. “Affordability is key, and our customers buy only what they need to get the job done. E-Transit provides ample range at a price that makes the transition to electric easy. And Ford is just getting started.”

Ford will offer a variety of charging solutions to fit fleet and driver needs, whether at home, at a place of business or on the road. E-Transit comes with access to North America’s largest public charging network – providing drivers with seamless public payment capability and providing fleet managers with central account and billing management.

E-Transit features both AC and DC fast charging, coming standard with a Ford Mobile Charger that can plug into a normal 120-volt outlet for slow and steady charging or into a 240-volt outlet for faster charging. Those seeking the fastest home charging solution can purchase the Ford Connected Charge Station, which can fully charge E-Transit in eight hours.

On a 115-plus-kilowatt DC fast charger, E-Transit cargo van low-roof models can achieve approximately 30 miles of range in 10 minutes and approximately 45 miles of range in 15 minutes6. When plugged into a 240-volt outlet, E-Transit cargo van low-roof models achieve approximately 10 miles per charging hour using the Ford Mobile Charger. Employing a Ford Connected Charge Station brings the number up to approximately 15 miles per charging hour.

More power, connectivity on the go

E-Transit features optional Pro Power Onboard, which provides up to 2.4 kilowatts of power for North American customers to transform the vehicle into a mobile generator that powers tools and equipment on job sites and on the go. That’s enough capability to power everything from belt sanders to circular saws.

When activated7, the standard 4G LTE modem unlocks available data subscriptions and delivers seamless connectivity to help commercial vehicle customers manage and optimize fleet efficiency. A range of dedicated electric vehicle services are available through Ford Commercial Solutions, including electric vehicle data enhancements from Ford Telematics and Ford Data Services8.

Remote services like vehicle pre-conditioning – which optimizes cabin temperatures while E-Transit is plugged in to optimize battery efficiency – are also available, as well as charging reports that enable fleet managers to reimburse drivers who bring their vans home in the evening.

E-Transit also brings SYNC® 4 communications and entertainment technology9 to commercial vehicles, featuring a standard 12-inch touch screen that’s easy to use, plus enhanced voice recognition and cloud-enhanced navigation. With SYNC over-the-air updates, E-Transit software and SYNC features will stay at the forefront of performance.

On the road with navigation enabled, fleet operators can benefit from new Ford Co-Pilot360 technology such as available Intelligent Adaptive Cruise Control with Speed Sign Recognition and Intelligent Speed Assist, which together identify speed limits and automatically change the vehicle speed accordingly.

E-Transit also features additional standard Ford Co-Pilot360 technologies designed to help fleet customers reduce driver-based insurance claims, including Lane-Keeping System and Pre-Collision Assist with Automatic Emergency Braking. Available features include Blind Spot Information System with Blind Spot Assist, a 360-degree camera and Reverse Brake Assist. These features can help maintain fleet driving standards and help improve driver confidence.

Delivered with the capability Transit customers love

Designed for uncompromised cargo capacity, the E-Transit battery is located underneath the vehicle body, providing up to 487.3 cubic feet of cargo space inside the high-roof, extended-wheelbase variant.

Ford engineers redesigned E-Transit’s rear-wheel drive and rear suspension to optimize cargo space, creating a heavy-duty semi-trailing arm suspension system enabling better steering precision and more confident handling, plus better traction both in laden and unladen conditions.

For E-Transit cargo vans in the U.S., Ford is targeting a maximum payload of 3,800 pounds, and up to 4,290 pounds for cutaway versions – with a powerful electric motor delivering a targeted 266 horsepower/198 kilowatts of power and 430 Nm of torque across all configurations. Fleet owners will have the capability they need to get the job done.

In the U.S., E-Transit is available with a choice of three roof heights and three body lengths, as well as in cargo, cutaway and chassis cab versions.

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Sime Darby Auto Selection Online Used Car Store Launched

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Sime Darby Auto Selection, a corporate multi-brand used car dealer under Sime Darby Motors recently launched its online used car store aimed at providing customers with a seamless used car buying experience.

Sime Darby Auto Selection’s online store enables customers to search from a wide range of high quality used cars – from used to nearly new vehicles.

Sime Darby Auto Selection has up to 300 used cars of multiple brands available for viewing, and they are not limited to Sime Darby Motors’ stable of franchise brands. Every used car undergoes a thorough inspection process to ensure it is in the best possible condition and quality.

The website comes with user-friendly features that enable scheduling of car inspections and appraisal appointments, service appointment and test drive bookings, as well as the latest promotions and events.  

The website will debut a “Spin Car” feature which offers customers 360° interior and exterior view of vehicles, allowing customers to explore every detail of the vehicle they are interested in, from all angles.

The online store promises more features for customers convenience including loan calculators and booking transactions to enable placement of orders at any time, any day, without the hassle of visiting a dealership, in the near future.

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Upgraded 2020 Ford Ranger XLT Plus Launched – RM129,888

New Ford Ranger XLT Plus

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, has announced the public introduction of the New Ford Ranger XLT Plus facelift.

The Ford Ranger XLT Plus facelift now comes with enhanced features similar to the Ranger WildTrak and Raptor – new high-performance Bi-LED headlamps that deliver 17 percent greater lighting penetration for better visibility while driving at night, while its new body-coloured bumper design finished with a silver bumper lip replicates the front exterior of the Ranger WildTrak.

It also comes with a new chrome grille that is exclusive to the Ranger XLT Plus to further complement its overall exterior design look.

The Ford Ranger XLT Plus features the 2.0L Single-Turbo engine that is mated to a first and only in-class 10-speed automatic transmission capable of delivering 180PS of power and 420Nm of torque.

The truck also comes with convenient features such as keyless entry with push-start-button and the first in-class Easy Lift Tailgate to make lifting and lowering the tailgate effortless. It is the perfect choice for customers who enjoy going outdoors and performing hobbies such as biking, camping or canoeing.

Inside, the Ford Ranger XLT Plus features an eight-inch touchscreen display, SYNC multimedia system with reversing camera, electronic shift-on-the-fly 4×4, rain-sensing wipers, the light and nimble Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), daytime running lights and headlights for better visibility.

The truck also comes with two airbags, Limited Slip Differential, Hill Descent Control, Hill Launch Assist, Antilock Braking System (ABS) with Emergency Brake Assist (EBA) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), ISOFIX child seat mounts, Electronic Stability Control with Traction Control, Rollover Mitigation, Trailer Sway Control, Adaptive Load Control and Ford MyKey.

The New Ford Ranger XLT Plus facelift is priced at RM129,888 (on-the-road, without insurance, for Peninsular Malaysia) and comes in five colour options – Aluminium Metallic, Arctic White, Lightning Blue, Meteor Grey and Absolute Black.

As with the entire Ranger line-up, it comes with a full manufacturer’s warranty of three years or up to 100,000km, whichever comes first.

On another note, the company also introduced a new promotion offering four (4) free vehicle service and cash rebate options for selected Ranger vehicles until 31 December 2020.

Aimed at offering customers more savings and a lower cost of ownership, customers who purchase selected Ford Ranger Raptor, WildTrak and XLT Plus variants will have the option of four (4) free vehicle service that is equivalent to a two-year free maintenance or up to 40,000km, whichever comes first or a RM2,000 cash rebate.

For selected Ranger XL variants, customers can enjoy up to RM7,000 cash rebate, while a RM7,000 cash rebate will be offered on selected Ranger XLT variants.

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Want to Test Drive a Ford? The Car will Come to Your Doorstep

Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC) have announced that they are providing an additional test drive option through their Home or Office Delivery Test Drive initiative for Ford vehicles.

With this added option, customers considering a Ford can now have the test drive vehicle delivered to their home instead of having to visit a physical dealership if they wish to.

However, this service is available only within a 10km radius of the customers chosen dealership. To arrange for the test drive delivery, customers can either contact a Ford dealership nearest to them, submit an online test drive request via the SDAC-Ford website or by sending a message to the Ford Digital Salesperson on the WhatsApp sales line at 019 204 1200.

It is said that precautionary safety measures will be practiced by the sales consultant upon delivering the test drive vehicle – this includes the wearing of a face mask, recording of body temperature, sanitising the vehicle and sitting in the backseat to adhere to the current social distancing practices.

Other existing touchpoints to assist customers in getting in touch with SDAC include their website chatbot to assist users on website navigation, Customer Care and Road Assist service line which is available 24/7 at 1300 38 3181.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E’s Range Prediction is More Accurate says Ford

Range anxiety – the fear of your car running out of juice before it reaches the destination – is stressful, and it is still part of the lives of electric car owners.

However, that is about to change at least for Ford, as the company has fitted the new Mustang Mach-E with the ‘Intelligent Range’ feature to help more accurately predict how much range drivers have left, becoming more precise over time

The Intelligent Range function can accurately estimate how much range the all-electric SUV has left, helping reduce anxiety about when and where customers can re-charge.

It will calculate range based on past driver behaviour and forecasted weather conditions – taking advantage of the cloud to predict how much energy will be used in future driving.

The vehicle battery system also reports how much energy is available, while the powertrain module tracks how much energy is being used.

Warmer or colder weather can also impact range, so Intelligent Range takes that into consideration too, updating estimated range along the way.

Since crowd-sourced data from other connected Ford electric vehicles who choose to share information on the road can improve estimates considerably, the all-electric Mustang Mach-Ecan track how much energy is used in different circumstances, including varying speed, terrain and climate conditions, so it can use fleet averages across all Mustang Mach-Es to improve range estimates – even for routes and conditions an individual customer has never driven before.

If range is impacted notably by any number of factors at the start of a trip, customers will receive a notification in their cluster highlighting the new range estimate and details about why the estimate has changed.

A future update will also allow the Mustang Mach-E to take more advantage of cloud-connected capabilities, enabling it to factor in real-time traffic conditions, road slope, the terrain and elevation of a given route, and even the temperature at their final destination.

The all-electric Mustang Mach-E – with a targeted pure-electric driving range of up to more than 595 km according to the World Harmonised Light Vehicle Test Procedure (WLTP) – is one of 18 new electrified vehicles the company is introducing to Europe before the end of 2021.

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