Ford Ranger Wildtrak

The new Ford Ranger WildTrak has won the ‘Pick-up Truck of the Year’ award at the Allianz DSF.my Vehicle of the Year (VOTY) Awards 2023, which was presented by Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the official distributor for Ford in Malaysia.

The Ranger WildTrak was completely redesigned from the ground up, and it now has a sleeker, more sophisticated appearance while preserving its powerful, assertive flair and is stuffed with smart technologies. The inside is also updated to provide a more premium sedan-like atmosphere and quality.


The Malaysian pick-up truck segment enjoys a cult-like following with fiercely loyal fans who will not accept any discussion about any other truck being better than theirs.

Fans of the Hilux will swear that the Toyota is God’s gift to mankind while the fans of the D-Max, Navara and Triton are probably ready to bear arms to defend their choice.

But in the midst of it all, the Ford Ranger Wildtrak is the silent King. Elegant, poised and well equipped for just about anything the world has to throw at it, the Ranger Wildtrak is perhaps the one truck that could comfortably hold a wheel to any other brand because it has about all of the features that one could ever need.


To fill the gap between the Wildtrak and the Raptor in terms of off-road capability and on-road comfort, Ford Australia has introduced the Wildtrak X variant for the Ranger.

In addition to a list of already existing standard equipment, the new trim, which is also available on the pickup from the previous generation, gets enhanced suspension, a wider track, and improved ground clearance.


Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC) is constantly looking for ways to give its customers a better deal and for those who are interested in buying a new Ford Ranger WildTrak or XLT Plus model, there is now free scheduled servicing for the first two years of ownership.

Available for 2021 model year units, the 2-year free servicing package (terms and conditions apply) is available on a first come, first served basis (while stocks last). As with all Ranger models, the WildTrak and XLT Plus are backed by Ford’s new 5-year/160,000 kms manufacturer’s warranty.

“We’re constantly evolving to find ways to deliver more value-add to customers. The 2-year free service offer aims to provide peace of mind for customers, especially in these challenging times,” said Turse Zuhair, MD of Sime Darby Auto ConneXion.

“Additionally, virtual consultations with a Ford Ranger Specialist not only ensures customer safety amidst the ongoing pandemic, it also raises the level of personalised experience and convenience that customers are looking for,” he said.

He was referring to the company’s recent enhancement of its customer service with the introduction of the Ford Ranger Specialists. These are dedicated experts on the products who can help new and existing customers to be more familiar with the many vehicle features and benefits. By knowing more about their vehicle, they will be able to get the most out of their Rangers and enjoy using the pick-up truck.

There are two powertrain choices – a 213 ps/500 Nm 2-litre Bi-Turbo diesel engine with a 10-speed automatic transmission with the Ranger Wildtrak, and a 180 ps/420 Nm 2-litre Single-Turbo diesel engine with the Ranger XLT Plus.

Besides refinement that is above average for a pick-up truck, the Ranger Wildtrak also comes with very high safety standards. The smart safety technologies include first in-class features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking with Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning and Lane Departure Warning and Semi-Automatic Parallel Parking. There are also convenience features such as keyless entry with pushstart button and the Easy Lift Tailgate.

For more information, visit www.sdacford.com.my or send a WhatsApp message to +6019 204 1200. A Ford Ranger Specialist will respond to the message and provide assistance and information.  Test-drives and viewing at showrooms are not available at this time due to ongoing MCO restrictions.

2021 Ford Rangers get 5-year warranty as standard



Sempena meraikan Ramadan yang telah pun tiba, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), menawarkan penjimatan menarik bagi Ford Ranger Raptor dan WildTrak bermula hari ini hingga 30 April 2021.

Orang ramai boleh menikmati penjimatan RM8,000 bagi model Ranger Raptor dan RM7,000 bagi WildTrak.

“Sebagai model terunggul untuk kelasnya, Ranger Raptor dan WildTrak merupakan lambang trak pikap gaya hidup yang menjadi pilihan para pelanggan yang bijak dan peminat pikap di Malaysia. Dengan tawaran instimewa ini, kami berharap dapat memberikan lebih penjimatan kepada pelanggan pada musim perayaan ini,” jelas Ketua Jualan, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion, Turse Zuhair.

Selain menawarkan ciri premium menerusi sistem suspension Fox Racing Shox, Terrain Management System dengan mod Baja, Ford Ranger Raptor turut menawarkan kuasa 213PS dan 500Nm hasil bantuan enjin 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel yang dipadankan bersama transmisi 10-kelajuan.

Manakala Ranger WildTrak menawarkan teknologi keselamatan terbaik termasuk fungsi Autonomous Emergency Braking dengan pengesanan kenderaan dan pejalan kaki, Forward Collision Warning dan Lane Departure Warning.

Orang ramai yang berminat boleh menghubungi penjual digital Ford di talian WhatsApp 60192041200 atau layari www.sdacford.com.my

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When the government announced PENJANA (Pelan Jana Semula Ekonomi Negara), the RM35 billion short-term economic recovery plan, exemption of sales tax for new motor vehicles was among the incentives. However, to the disappointment of those who thought of buying a pick-up truck, the exemption did not cover such vehicles as they are classified as commercial vehicles. Perhaps because the government is giving other incentives to the commercial sector, they are making the exclusion.

Therefore, while passenger vehicles now have reduced prices with sales tax exempted (partial for imported CBU models) and the exemption will be maintained till the end of the year, pick-up truck prices have not changed.

However, if you buy a Ford Ranger, you can still save money at this time because Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC) is offering rebates for popular pick-up truck. The offer is for three variants of the WildTrak, with rebates of up to RM7,188.

Those who choose the WildTrak and Ranger XL will receive cash rebates of up to RM7,000, while those who pick the Ranger XLT Plus can enjoy savings of RM7,188 (while stocks last).

“The Ford Ranger line-up continues to appeal to a wide range of customers with its reputation as a capable and versatile pickup that is suited for any purpose, be it work, play or both. By offering these savings, we hope to lighten the financial load for customers who wish to be a proud owner of a tough and versatile Ford Ranger,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, MD of Sime Darby Auto ConneXion.

Ford Ranger Wildtrak variants

Three choices
The Ranger WildTrak is equipped with the proven 2.0-litre Bi-Turbo diesel engine mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. This powertrain delivers 213 ps/500 Nm, enabling the Ranger to overcome challenging conditions while also being able to cruise effortlessly at high speeds.

With an extensive suite of smart technologies, many of which are first and only in-class, the WildTrak is safe and capable with a level of refinement that is above average for the typical pick-up truck.

The Ranger XLT Plus is powered by a 2-litre Single-Turbo diesel engine that produces 180 ps/420 Nm, plenty for hauling heavy cargo. It comes with convenience features such as keyless entry with pushstart ignition and the innovative Easy Lift Tailgate which takes away the heaviness of the tailgate.

Those who are looking for a reliable and tough workhorse will find the Ranger XL well suited to many tasks. It can haul up to 1,000 kgs and tow a load of up to 3,500 kgs. The Ranger XL is ‘Built Ford Tough’, which also applies to every Ranger model.

Test-drive from your doorstep
Find out what driving a Ranger is like at your convenience by requesting for a test drive vehicle at home or at the office (within 10 kms radius of an authorised Ford dealership). The request can be made either contacting the dealership directly, submitting 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.

The ‘Digital Salesperson’ will also be able to address all customer queries relating to vehicle purchase including stock availability, loan financing options, roadtax and vehicle registration fees as well as insurance options.

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The Ford Ranger is quite possibly the most desirable pick up truck in the market right now. From the Ranger Raptor to the entry level Ranger XL, all are extremely capable pick-up trucks, with the Raptor and the Wildtrak naturally being the most well balanced for on and off-road capabilities.

Today (June 3rd) though the Ranger family will welcome a new member – the New Ford Ranger FX4.

Model shown here is the New Ford Ranger FX4 for the Australian domestic market. It is still unclear if SDAC will introduce this colour or if the Malaysian FX4 will look anything like this model. – Editor

Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC), the official distributor of all Ford vehicles in Malaysia, will be introducing the New Ford Ranger FX4 online via Live Video on Ford Malaysia’s Facebook and Youtube channels. This takes place at 11am.

The updated Ranger FX4 has been vastly improved over the model it replaces.

Far from a regular nip and tuck job typical of model upgrades, the New Ranger FX4 can be immediately recognised by an ebony black grille, black side mirror covers, door handles and a black tailgate handle.

The Ranger FX4 also gets black 18-inch rims and unique FX4 side decals and also a 3D tailgate badge.

It doesn’t end there though, the interior of the new Ranger FX4 is a vast improvement over the old model with new black-leather seats with an embossed FX4 logo.

Interior shown here is of the Australian spec Ford Ranger FX4. Photo is for illustration purposes only. – Editor

There is also red contrast stitching adorning the seats, the dash, the steering wheel as well as the centre console.

And because moderns Rangers are brilliant at keeping its occupants entertained, the new Ranger FX4 comes with an eight-inch infotainment system featuring Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity mated to six speakers.

Underneath it all though, there is a 2.2-litre TDCi VGT turbodiesel engine which also powers the Ranger XLT.

This engine puts out a healthy 157hp and 385Nm of torque through a six-speed gearbox that channels all that power to either the rear wheels or all four wheels.

The driver can select whether he wants to drive in 2WD or 4WD mode by simply turning a knob located by the gear lever, even while the Ranger FX4 is on the move.

There is also an electronic-locking rear differential for when the road gets tough.

Interested? SDAC is offering the first 150 customers who purchase the new Ford Ranger FX4 free accessories worth RM5,398!

These accessories consist of a matte black sports bar, a high-definition Digital Video Recorder with an 8GB memory card as well as executive tinting.

Don’t forget to catch the live introduction of the latest member of the Ford Ranger family – the Ford Ranger FX4.

Click here to visit Ford Malaysia’s Facebook page and click here to visit Ford Malaysia’s Youtube page.


Have you been considering buying a pick-up truck but can’t decide which one to put your money on? Well, that is really a no-brainer because the Ford Ranger WildTrak is arguably the best pick-up truck there is in the market right now!

Combining the comforts of a sedan with the performance and ability of an industrial truck, the Ford Ranger WildTrak is the ultimate do it all machine, even if you spend most of your time on-road rather than off.

Ford Ranger WildTrak

You see, the Ford Ranger WildTrak has all the comforts of a top end sedan, such as Adaptive Cruise Control which automatically adjusts the speed according to traffic conditions. It also has Autonomous Emergency Braking with vehicle and pedestrian detection that applies the brakes should you fail to respond. Then there is the Active Noise Cancellation technology that cancels out all ambient sounds, making the interior of the WildTrak quieter than even a top end German sedan, all while you sit basking in the comfortable leather seats.

Ford Ranger

Ford Ranger

The 2.0-litre Bi-turbo engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic gearbox and provides drivers with 180 PS of power and 420Nm of torque. This mighty powertrain gives the WildTrak the ability to carry a maximum payload of 1000kg and a towing capacity of 3500kg.

There are many things that make the Ford Ranger WildTrak the ideal pick-up truck, some prefer the luxurious and comfortable interior, some love its performance, and others love the fact that it is able to tow up to 3,500kg and able to keep going even in water 800mm deep. It is not just a pick-up truck, it is a lifestyle partner.

Ford Ranger Wildtrak colour choices
Colour choices for the Ford Ranger WildTrak

And there has never been a better time to buy one than now as Sime Darby Auto ConneXion, the sole distributor of Ford vehicles in Malaysia is having a special promotion on the Ford Ranger WildTrak to make it more affordable with a cash rebate of RM7,000. Making the already desirable pick-up truck more desirable.

Worried about the MCO lockdown period? Don’t let that stop you as Ford has a Digital Salesperson that will be able to assist you while you sit in the comforts of your own home. Simply send a WhatsApp message to 0192041200 and let the Digital Salesperson assist you through your decision-making purchase.

For more information, kindly click on the link here: https://www.sdacford.com.my/whats-new/promotions/raya-promo.

From 3-7 April 2019, the folks from Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) will be taking part in the Carsifu Auto Show 2019 that will take place at Mid Valley Megamall where they will feature their award-winning Ford Ranger Raptor and Ranger Wildtrak. (more…)

The Ford Motor Company, together with its local distribution partner, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) has launched the new Ford Ranger… NINE variants to be exact – an even more capable pick-up with a freshened lineup that combines class-leading technology, safety and convenience features. The new ‘Built Ford Tough’ Ranger builds on the capabilities and off-road credentials that perfectly complements, and enables a wide range of customers’ work and lifestyles. But not the Raptor… this was just a preview. The official Raptor launch happens at KLIMS next month (see video below)…

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 Raptor will be launched officially at the Kuala Lumpur International Motor Show 2018 this November. Pricing for the new Ranger Raptor has not been announced but it’s quite possible that the Raptor could be the first ‘lifestyle’ pick-up truck in Malaysia to breach the RM200,000 mark.

With the new advanced features and the new generation powertrain offering even greater capability, the new Ranger will build on its already strong and widening appeal in the market,” said Truong Kim Phong, managing director, Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company. “The new Ranger will help continue to revolutionise the pickup truck segment, and we are proud that so many customers are choosing Ford.”

“We know that Malaysian customers want their pickups to have the toughness of a truck as well as the comfort and advanced features of a passenger vehicle. We are confident that the new Ranger lineup will offer customers unmatched versatility, helping them achieve more, whether at work or with their family,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Bin Syed Faiz, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (below).

More on the new Ford Rangers…

Advanced Powertrains for Proven Performance, Cutting-edge Technology
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 exclusively on the Wildtrak 4×4 (and Raptor) 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. The 2.0L Single-Turbo engine, available on the Wildtrak 4×2 and new Ranger XLT+ variants, is also mated to Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver 180PS and an impressive 420Nm of torque. The XL and XLT variants are equipped with Ranger’s proven 2.2L turbodiesel engine, which offers 160PS/385Nm and comes with a six-speed automatic and manual transmission.

Tougher, Smarter

Ford’s Pre-Collision Assist feature using Inter-Urban Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Vehicle and Pedestrian Detection is available on the new Ranger. The system is designed to detect pedestrians as well as vehicles to bring the Ranger to a complete stop to help mitigate potential rear-end collisions and road-traffic collisions with pedestrians. The system functions at speeds above 3.6km/h.

The First and only in-class Lane Departure Warning & Assist, Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning will carry over to the new Ranger. Ford’s segment-first Semi-Automatic Parrallel Parking (SAPP) is available on the Wildtrak 4×4. The driver need only to apply the gear changes and brakes, and the system will automatically steer the Ranger into the parking space.

Loading is easier than ever on the Wildtrak and XLT+ models with the introduction of the first and only in-class, Easy Lift Tailgate. With a new internal mechanism, the Ranger’s tailgate is now lighter to lift, with a 70 percent reduction in initial force required to raise it for closing. Not only does this system require less effort to lift, it also means that it’s easier to lower. Check out the video below for a “one-finger” operation demonstration of the easy-lift tailgate (skip to the 2m20sec mark for the demo)

The Ranger has added the light and nimble Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS) to the entry level XL variant – making it the first-in-segment to offer this feature as standard across all models – and providing even more capability to these workhorse trucks that tackle the daily demands of construction sites and agricultural fields across the country.

Ranger’s Fresh Face

The new Ranger’s rugged good looks see styling changes that carry on the off-road stance and visual appeal of the current model. Lead by a cleaner new grille, which features the distinctive ‘nostrils’, the more distinctively chiselled lower bumper now offers a broader intake for a more balanced look. Ranger Wildtrak and XLT+ boast LED daytime running lights and HID headlights for better visibility. The Wildtrak variants will also come fitted with LED front fog lamps.

“A successful design should communicate its intent at-a-glance,” said Ford Asia-Pacific Director of Design, Todd Willing. “With Ranger’s reputation as an amazingly capable and versatile vehicle, it is our responsibility to create a design that clearly signals those attributes in combination with a handsome and appealing aesthetic.” There is also clearer distinction between models visually, with bumper treatments and colours reflecting the unique character of each model – be it a hardworking Ranger XL or a go-anywhere Wildtrak. Chrome brightwork on the Ranger XLT and Monument accents on the Ranger Wildtrak reflect each model’s unique position in the line-up. Exclusive to Wildtrak is the new ‘Saber’ hero colour, a rich orange with blonde accents which contrasts strongly with the dark grey grille surrounds. The Wildtrak’s sports-bar and two-tone 18-inch alloy wheels further differentiate it from the pack.

Mission Control

The Ranger is now equipped with keyless entry and push-start button on the XLT+ and Wildtrak. Its interior hosts an array of upgrades to help tackle the working week, the long weekend road trip, and the off-road adventure. With durable, tactile surface finishes ensuring a long lifespan,  the spacious Ranger now sports a black themed interior. Contrasting detail elements including shadow chrome and silver accent stitching help give its interior a premium feel.

SYNC® 3 on the Ranger XLT+ and Wildtrak is compatible with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and includes Bluetooth and an 8.0-inch full colour touchscreen. The Wildtrak is also equipped with in-built satellite navigation system for when the Ranger is beyond mobile coverage areas.


On-road Comfort, Off-road Conquered

The new Ranger’s suspension had been upgraded for improved control roll, to enhance the driving experience when fully-laden and when towing. The new packaging also enables geometry changes for an improved ride, a reduction in body roll as well as improved steering precision. The suspension changes do not impact on Ranger’s equal class-leading towing and payload capabilities.

“We’ve further improved how Ranger behaves when carrying a load, towing a boat or when taking a caravan around the country,” said John Willems, Chief Program Engineer, Ranger. “The Ranger is now better to drive when it’s working at its hardest. It is easier to handle, so you can really make the most of its payload and towing capabilities. It helps reduce fatigue on long trips, too.”

Pricing, Colors and Service

The following variants of the new Ranger are available at the following prices:

  • Wildtrak –  two variants, from RM134,888.00
  • XLT+ –  one variant, from RM124,888.00
  • XLT –  two variants, from RM109,888.00
  • XL – three variants, from RM90,888.00

The Ranger is available in eight exciting colors, including the three new; Saber (Wildtrak only), Magnetic and Lightning Blue colours, as well as Cool White, Meteor Grey, Aluminium Metallic, Frozen White and Absolute Black.

As an early bird offer,the first 888 customers who register their new Ford Ranger will each receive an electrical goods voucher worth RM1,000. The early bird offer ends either when the 888th registration is reached or at 31 December 2018, whichever comes first*. On top of that, Sime Darby Auto Connexion will be offering new Ranger customers up to 2 years free maintenance or up to 40,000km for customers who successfully register before 31 January 2019, whichever comes first*.

For details, visit: https://www.sdacford.com.my/

*terms & conditions apply.


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