Published on March 11th, 2018 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
What makes the Ford Ranger 2.2L FX4 Special?
This new Ranger variant looks different because it has been given an urban look with all the chromed visuals replaced with matt black and gloss black finish.
Does it have the power and comfort we want for urban use?
Under the bonnet sits the frugal 2.2-litre 4-cylinder turbo diesel, which delivers good power and fuel economy over some rivals. On the road, the Ranger is easy to drive and even more reassuring it offers a solid presence, reasonably refined impressive power, a well-cushioned ride and surprising agility. The engine delivers a surplus grunt or top-end power that is not always associated with even most 2.5-liter diesel engines while still being tuned for extreme frugal usage of diesel fuel even when pushed. Shifts from the 6-speed automatic are slick and timely. A supple ride is sometimes at the expense of handling balance, especially over imperfect surfaces, but this Ranger can be hustled along briskly with the steering responding faithfully and eagerly both on tarmac and dirt tracks. Inevitably it is the ride comfort that endears the Ranger to recreational buyers, although a stint on the 4×4 trail also tells you that it is as simple to manoeuvre over obstacles as it is to park in a city lot.
For a family man who is a city dweller or a company accountant looking to purchase a fleet of workhorses that will deliver usage with minimal cost incurred, this Ranger FX4 with good safety features and car like cabin features should be taken into account with a Ford showroom visit and a detailed test drive.
Ford Ranger FX4 Specifications
Engine: 4-cylinder/16v Turbo Diesel
Power: 160bhp @ 3200rpm
Torque: 385Nm @ 1600-2600rpm
Transmission: 6-speed Auto
Price without insurance is RM 121,888.00 for Peninsular Malaysia.
Price without insurance is RM 127,688.00 for East Malaysia.
The new features introduced in this special edition includes:
- 18” Alloy Wheel
- Leather Seat with Logo (Bucket Only)
- Leather Interior Trim
- Roof Rails
- FX4 Exterior Colour Scheme (Painted Front Grill, Rear Bumper, Exterior Mirror, Fog Lamp Bezel and Door Handles)
- FX4 Interior Colour Scheme (Dark Dashboard Panel, Steering Wheel and Door Panels)
- Exterior FX4 Decals
- Unique Side Steps and Sport Bar