Published on November 27th, 2015 | by Subhash Nair


Ford Ranger Wins NST-Maybank Car of the Year 2015

The tougher, smarter, more efficient new Ford Ranger WildTrak has been named ‘Pick Up of the Year’ at the New Straits Times-Maybank Car of the Year (COTY) 2015 Awards, building on its reputation as Malaysia’s most capable, powerful, and smartest pickup.

This is the second time the Ranger has won an award at the New Straits Times-Maybank COTY, with the previous generation Ranger being named ‘Overall Car of the Year’ in 2012.

WildTrak Named NST-Maybank ‘Pick Up of the Year’


By any measure, the new Ranger is the most capable pickup in Malaysia. With a 3.2-litre Duratorq five-cylinder engine, the new Ranger is the most powerful pickup in Malaysia, has the segment’s highest payload capacity of up to 1,200kg, and can wade through up to 800mm of water, the deepest of any pickup in Malaysia.

Ranger’s safety package is also unmatched, with a range of active and passive safety features that include up to six airbags – three times more than any other pickup in Malaysia – and driver assistance technologies like Lane Keeping Aid and Adaptive Cruise Control. Ford’s Electronic Stability Control (ESC) and ISOFIX child safety mounts also come standard, making Ranger the only pickup truck in Malaysia to offer these two important safety features across all variants.

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The new Ranger’s safety leadership was recently recognized by the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ASEAN NCAP), which awarded a maximum 5-star safety rating, with a total Adult Occupant Protection (AOP) score of 15.45/16 points – the highest of any pickup on sale in Malaysia.

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