Tested to the ex­treme

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SIME Darby Auto Con­nex­ion (SDAC), the sole dis­trib­u­tor of Ford in Malaysia, is ex­cited to kick off Ford Truck Month with great sav­ings, un­beat­able deals and a host of ex­cit­ing ac­tiv­i­ties, mak­ing it one of the best times to be a new owner of the world’s best-sell­ing truck – the Ford Ranger.

Un­til Oct 31, SDAC is of­fer­ing ex­clu­sive cash re­bates of up to RM6,000 and ex­cit­ing gifts when cus­tomers book a Ford Ranger WildTrak at any of its deal­er­ship na­tion­wide.

In ad­di­tion to this of­fer, a fleet of Rangers will be mak­ing an ap­pear­ance in Sabah and Sarawa this month.

Mem­bers of the pub­lic will not only be able to view the trucks in­doors at Ci­tyONE Mega­mall, Kuch­ing, on Aug 5 and 6 and Imago KK Times Square, Kota Kin­a­balu, on Aug 26 and 27, they can also par­tic­i­pate in an out­doo ob­sta­cle test drive with the Ranger.

The Ford truck is cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of be­ing an iconic pick-up truck in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try.

“It’s an amaz­ing test of time for Ford as it celebrates a cen­tury of lead­er­ship, in­no­va­tion, ca­pa­bil­ity and dura­bil­ity for its iconic trucks,” says SDAC’s man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Syed Ah­mad Muzri Syed Faiz, adding that SDAC is hon­oured to be part of Ford trucks’ 100-year cel­e­bra­tion.

“We hope more Malaysians will take this lim­ited op­por­tu­nity to make a smart choice to book and drive home these pow­er­ful trucks.”

The Ranger’s cut­ting-edge tech­nolo­gies that en­able so­lu­tions to ev­ery­day chal­lenges make it stand apart from tra­di­tional pick-up trucks.

To prove this, the Ranger was pushed be­yond bound­aries with ex­tre toughne which can be found on Malaysia’s YouTube chan­nel.

The videos doc­u­ment the Ranger’s tow­ing ca­pa­bil­ity as well as frame and chas­sis strengths that were put to the test by strap­ping 600kg of mass to the ve­hi­cle and spin­ning it at 4.75Gs of op­pos­ing forces.

Adap­tive load con­trol, elec­tronic sta­bil­ity con­trol (ESC) and rollover mit­i­ga­tion ca­pa­bil­i­ties, mean­while, were tested by drop­ping a load of bricks and an ATV into the back of a

mov­ing Ranger. ESC with trac­tion con­trol in the Ranger helps to Con­trol un­der­steer­ing and over­steer­ing while adap­tive load con­trol takes into con­sid­er­a­tion the load­ing con­di­tion of the ve­hi­cle and en­sures ESC is ap­plied ac­cord­ingly.

The rollover mit­i­ga­tion sys­tem iden­ti­fies a po­ten­tially dan­ger­ous driv­ing sit­u­a­tion and ac­ti­vates the ESC to re­store sta­bil­ity.

Hill launch as­sist helps to pull away on steep in­clines while hill de­scent con­trol en­ables the driver to stay in con­trol on steep down­hill gra­di­ents.

anc ak ar tures SYNC 3 est Ford in-car con ty sys­tem that can be op­er­ated us­ing a sim­ple voice com­mand sys­tem. It cur­rently sup­ports An­droid Auto and Ap­ple CarPlay.

The Ranger Wildtrak vari­ant also fea­tures adap­tive cruise con­trol and the col­li­sion warn­ing alert sys­tem.

The Ranger’s smart and safety fea­tures have been awarded an NCAP five-star safety rating.

For max­i­mum power and torque for heavy-duty tow­ing, the Ranger is pow­ered by a 3.2-litre Du­ra­torq five-cylin­der TDCi diesel en­gine, which puts out an im­pres­sive 147kW of power and 470Nm of torque.

Other smart and safety fea­tures across all vari­ants in­clude lane­keep­ing aid, lane de­par­ture warn­ing, ad­justable speed lim­iter, trailer sway con­trol, elec­tronic power-as­sist­ing steer­ing, six airbags and MyKey.

Un­beat­able deals

Swing by your near­est Ford show­room now to en­joy great sav­ings dur­ing the Ford Truck Month with lim­ited of­fers of cash re­bates up to RM6,000 and ex­clu­sive book­ing gifts with ev­ery book­ing of Ford Ranger made, while stock lasts.

The Ranger is avail­able in six colours – Pride Or­ange, Alu­minium Metal­lic, Aurora Blue, Cool White, Met­ro­pol­i­tan Grey and Black Mica. Jet Black is also avail­able.

The Ford truck is cel­e­brat­ing 100 years of be­ing an iconic pick-up truck in the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try.

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