Ford Ranger Raptor 2.0-litre now available, RM249k

Ford Ranger Raptor 2.0-litre diesel joins Raptor V6 3.0-litre petrol

The Ford Ranger Raptor 2.0-litre is now available in Malaysia. The 2.0-litre diesel variant joins the 3.0-litre petrol version launched last year. They have the same exterior features: flared wheel arches, bold F-O-R-D lettering on the grille, a bumper that is separated from the grille, and Matrix LED headlamps with the signature C-clamp LED daytime running lights (DRL). There are 17-inch alloy wheels with BFGoodrich all-terrain KO2 tyres, Ford Performance scuff plates and tough, new cast aluminium side steps and LED lights all around.

The new Raptor’s 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine produces 206bhp and 500Nm of torque and has a 10-speed automatic gearbox. Features include the Fox 2.5-inch shock absorbers which are also in the 3.0-litre V6 petrol Raptor. The Raptor 2.0-litre boasts low fuel consumption at 12.2km/L with features like stop/start function, battery monitoring system and LED daytime running lights (DRL) to ensure efficiency as well as high-efficiency alternators, active transmission warmup, ultra-low viscosity transmission fluid, synthetic rear axle fluid to reduce parasitic driveline losses, and a cooling fan with brushless motors to reduce electrical losses.

The diesel Raptor 2.0-litre is also almost identical to the V6 petrol version in terms of equipment and features. This includes the same reinforced chassis, C-pillar, load box and spare wheel, as well as unique frames for the jounce bumper, shock tower and rear shock bracket. In addition, both have the same redesigned suspension with the new Fox 2.5-inch Internal Bypass shock absorbers in front, refined Watt’s link at the rear and advanced permanent four-wheel drive system with an all-new electronically controlled on-demand two-speed transfer case, combined with rear locking differentials.

The Ford Performance-tuned Fox 2.5-inch Internal Bypass shock absorbers are filled with Teflon-infused oil that reduces friction by around 50 percent compared to the previous Raptor.

The 2.0-litre Raptor also has Fox’s Bottom-Out Control and the 2.3mm-thick high-strength steel bash plate, along with an under shield and transfer case shield. There are also twin-rated tow hooks at the front and rear, and balance straps for snatch recoveries.

As with the V6 variant, Raptor 2.0-litre has the updated Terrain Management System with seven selectable drive modes, but without the active valve exhaust system. The seven drive modes are Normal, Sport, Slippery, Rock Crawl, Sand, Mud/Ruts and Baja.

The 2.0-litre Raptor also has the same suite of active safety features and upgraded advanced driver assistance systems. These include .

  • seven airbags
  • Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centring
  • Emergency Stop Signal
  • Blind Spot Information System (BLIS)
  • High Beam Assist
  • Reverse Brake Assist
  • Evasive Steer Assist
  • Rear Cross-Traffic Alert

Inside, there are leather sports seats, coast-to-coast Code Orange accented instrument panel, leather gear knob with e-shifter, premium-grade leather steering wheel and cast magnesium paddle shifters.

As with the Raptor V6, the Raptor 2.0-litre has a fully digital cabin which includes:

  • 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster
  • 12-inch centre touchscreen with Ford’s SYNC® 4A infotainment system
  • wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto
  • eight-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system,
  • four USB charging ports
  • wireless Qi charger,
  • 12-volt power socket
  • 360-degree camera

Colours available are

  • Code Orange
  • Absolute Black
  • Arctic White
  • Blue Lightning
  • Conquer Grey.

The Ford Ranger Raptor 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel is RM248,888 for Peninsular Malaysia and RM252,188 for East Malaysia, on-the-road without insurance and road tax, with a five-year manufacturer’s warranty, or 160,000 km, whichever comes first. Customers can also opt to extend to a seven-year coverage with the Premium Care extended warranty package.

The first 300 customers nationwide who make a booking for the Next-Gen Ranger Raptor 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel will receive early bird benefits including:

  • A specially fitted Kenwood DRV-A700W dashcam with a 3.7-megapixel Wide-Quad High Definition (WQHD) resolution. Key features include a built-in wireless smartphone link, GPS, three-axis G-Sensor, polarizer filer and smart parking mode. It is also expandable with a rear camera for dual-channel recording and includes a 16GB microSD card.
  • Special offer of RM500 discount on one Ford Ranger Getaways via a promo code, redeemable upon vehicle delivery

The Next-Gen Ranger Raptor 2.0L Bi-Turbo Diesel will also be on tour with the Ford Experience Hub roadshow to northern and southern Peninsular Malaysia, Sabah and Sarawak from June – September 2023.