Next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor launched in Malaysia, RM260k

Next-Generation Ford Ranger Raptor, performance variant of Ford Ranger truck, RM259,888

The next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor is now available in Malaysia. The performance variant of the Ford Ranger, the Raptor has a new 3.0-litre twin-turbo V6 Ecoboost engine which produces 391bhp and 583Nm of torque. The 10-speed automatic transmission has four drive modes – Quiet, Normal, Sport and Baja. The active exhaust system includes an engine sound soundtrack which can also be amplified and  changed.

The enhanced looks of the new Raptor start with C-clamp LED daytime running lights (DRL) and the Matrix LED headlamps with dynamic bending lights. The lights have glare-free high beams and auto dynamic levelling. There are also flared wheel arches, F-O-R-D lettering and a bumper that is separated from the grille, functional vents, aero features, Ford Performance scuff plates and tough, new cast aluminium side steps. The 17-inch alloy wheels are shod in BFGoodrich tyres. Ground clearance is 265mm.

Inside, the cabin features all-new, jet fighter-inspired sports leather seats. The driver seat gets a 10-way power adjustable seat while the front passenger seat gets a 10-way manual one.

The ebony interior has Code Orange accents, leather sports steering wheel cast magnesium paddle shifters, leather gear knob with e-shifter and amber ambient lighting complete the next-gen Ranger Raptor’s premium cabin.

There is a fully digital cabin with a 12.4-inch TFT cluster display and 12-inch centre touchscreen loaded with Ford Sync 4A infotainment system, with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity and a Bang & Olufsen  sound system with eight speakers. It also comes with four USB charging ports, a wireless Qi charger and a 360-degree camera.

Safety-wise, the next-gen Ranger Raptor has active and advanced driver assistance systems including adaptive cruise control with stop and go and lane centring, emergency stop signal, blind spot information system (BLIS) and high beam assist, reverse brake assist, evasive steer assist and rear cross-traffic alert. There are also seven airbags (driver, front passenger, sides, curtains and driver’s knee).

The Ford Ranger Raptor is available in Code Orange, Absolute Black, Arctic White, Blue Lightning and Conquer Grey. It is RM259,888 on-the-road without insurance and registration. There is also five-year manufacturer’s warranty, or 160,000 km, whichever comes first with the option of a two-year extended warranty with PremiumCare offering a range of coverages.

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