Published on May 8th, 2019 | by Subhash Nair


Ford Ranger Raptor: Our Pickup Truck of the Year

At last week’s VOTY awards, Ford won took home the Pickup Truck of the Year award for its spectacular Ranger Raptor. This performance-oriented truck is in a class of its own and completely justifies its price tag in our opinion.

This is the first local award the Ranger Raptor has received, but the Ranger itself has been racking up awards from other Malaysian media since 2012.

Ford Ranger Raptor Specifications

Engine: Inline 4, Biturbo, Diesel
Capacity: 1996cc
Gearbox: 10-speed Conventional Automatic
Max power: 210hp @ 3750rpm
Max torque: 500Nm @ 1750rpm
Top Speed: 170 km/h
0-100 km/h: 10.5 seconds
Price: RM199,888


How VOTY Winners are selected.

Our process is simple and clean. 

All cars launched in Malaysia within 13 months of 2019 are eligible for entry. We contact all car brands operating in the country and ask to test these cars. There are no participation fees, no buying of tables at the event, no charge whatsoever. All that’s needed is a fresh enough car, and a willingness to give our judges a test drive. 

About a month before the event, the four judges from and (Daniel Sherman Fernandes, Ross Hadi, Amirul Mukminin and Subhash Nair) convene to discuss which vehicles impressed us in each category. The judges can only vote on cars that they’ve driven. A simple majority is all it takes for a car to win in a category. 

Our title sponsor Allianz recognises the integrity of our team and all players involved in deciding on winners and leaves all decisions to us regarding the winners. We hope our readers appreciate the efforts of all parties involved and provide us with feedback on how we can further improve on this. 

Press Release

The Ford Ranger Raptor took home the coveted title of ‘Pickup Truck of the Year’ at the Vehicle of the Year Awards (VOTY 2019), further reinforcing Ranger’s strong standing in Malaysia’s pickup truck segment.

With Ford’s Performance DNA infused into the Built Ford Tough Ranger line, the Raptor exceeds expectations and sets a new benchmark as the only factory-built performance truck in off-road speed and capability. The launch of the Ranger Raptor has opened up a new market for the premium performance pickup truck sector, the first and only in the market.

The Ranger lineup has continued to earn significant recognition in Malaysia since 2012, including the ‘Pickup Truck of the Year’ at the 2018 Malaysia Car of the Year (COTY) awards, ‘Pickup Truck of the Year’ at the 2018 Allianz Vehicle of the Year Awards (VOTY), Gold for ‘Pickup Truck of the Year’ at the People’s Choice Awards & Editors’ Choice Award 2018, and TopGear Chinese Editor’s Choice Pick-up Truck of the Year Awards 2018.

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