Published on September 24th, 2016 | by Amirul Mukminin0
Ford Ranger Overcomes Gruelling Non-stop 24-Hour Challenge
Ford and local distributor Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) organised a ‘Ford 24-Hour Challenge’ through Peninsular Malaysia in partnership with Astro Radio Group, hitz.fm to showcase the credentials of the Ranger pickup truck.
The 24-hour non-stop adventure challenged the team from hitz.fm to experience tough terrain and heavy load, towing and wading activities in the heat and humidity.
During the adventure, the Ranger was put through tests that included:
Challenge 1: 24-hour endurance
The challenge kicked off from Astro Radio office where the Ranger traveled for 24 hours to complete five challenges, stopping at locations in Ipoh, Penang, the Belum Rainforest in Perak, Kuantan and the Klang Valley.
Challenge 2: Tough towing
At The Port in Ipoh, the Ranger demonstrated its towing capability by pulling down a brick wall. Its 3,500 towing capacity with Trailer Sway Control made the task of tackling the one-story high solid brick wall looked easy.
Challenge 3: Unbeatable payload
In Penang, the Ranger once again demonstrated its toughness when the team loaded the vehicle’s bed with heavy loads of drinks to be distributed to the hitz.fm listeners and the crowd. The pickup truck has a payload capacity of 1,200 kg.
Challenge 4: Deep dive test
After 22 hours, the Ranger arrived at Ulu Tamu, Batang Kali where it tackled the rugged terrains of narrow potholed roads and crossing deep river waters. Thanks to its smart design, the vehicle’s key components were kept dry and the air intake protected with water-wading capability of up to 800 mm.
Challenge 5: Towing a jet plane
The Ford 24-Hour Challenge finale ended at the Subang Skypark where the Ranger’s power, torque and durability were put to its final challenge of the day – towing a 3,500 kg jet plane.
Find out how the Ranger completed the #Ford24hourschallenge at: www.ford.com.my