Ford Thailand recently unveiled the much-anticipated Ranger Raptor. The new model is a high performance variant of the regular Ranger.
Closer to home, Sime Darby Auto Connexion, the official importer and distributor of Ford vehicles in Malaysia, has dropped a teaser of the new model, stating that the new model is coming soon. On top of that, the page also had a registration of interest form for those keen.
To recap, the new Ford Ranger Raptor is powered by a new 2.0-litre twin-turbodiesel motor that outputs an enormous 213 PS and 500 Nm of torque. The sole transmission option is a 10-speed automatic that sends drive to all four wheels.
Ford has also enhanced the Ranger Raptor’s handling capabilities with a wider track, redesigned rear suspension, bespoke shocks plus a Watts Linkage for improved rear axle control.
At the moment, the range-topping Ford Ranger Wildtrak will set buyers back for almost RM140,000 (exclusive of insurance), while the newly-launched Ranger Raptor carries a price tag of THB 1.5 million, or roughly RM185,000 excluding taxes. Could the new Ranger Raptor be a halo pickup truck for SDAC in Malaysia? We certainly reckon so.