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New Ford Ranger Debuts This Week, “Experiential Test Drive” At 1Utama From 9-11 October

Gerard October 5, 2015 12:04

This Friday on through Sunday (9-11 October 2015), Ford Malaysia will hold its ‘Tough Done Smarter Experiential Test Drive’ event at Central Park Avenue, 1Utama Shopping Centre, where the general public are invited, for free, to experience the abilities of the new 2015 Ford Ranger T6 facelift.

That’s right, the new Ford Ranger will be launched by this week following the announcement of the event where each visitor will get the chance to ride in the facelifted Ranger with a professional driver at the wheel, as the go through a course that simulates the many demanding conditions that the pickup truck will be capable of tackling, which includes water wading and navigating steep terrain.

That’s not all because the various new technologies found on the pickup will be introduced as well, including driver assist technologies like the e-Locking Rear Differential, Hill Launch Assist, Hill Descent Control, and Forward Collision Warning, and Ford’s SYNC 2 connectivity system.

The new Ford Ranger made its global debut at the recent Bangkok Motor Show, bringing with it a new exterior design that sees a prominent upright trapezoidal grille and reshaped headlights. A more contemporary interior also offers a more car-like environment, reflecting the needs of customers who use their pickup truck for both work and their lifestyle.

Engine options would most likely be the familiar Duratorq powerplants, in 3.2-litre five-cylinder and 2.2-litre four-cylinder capacities, where the latter comes in a standard and high-efficiency variant as well. All engines will be fitted with automatic start/stop systems, which Ford says is able to bump fuel efficiency by 3.5%. As a first in the segment, electric power steering can be found on the Ranger as well. 

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My first impressions of a dream car should be a ridiculous top speed with physics defying cornering capabilities, namely the Ferraris, Paganis and what not. Deep down, I just want something that makes you feel special when you drive it, expensive or not.


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