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Thinking of getting a new pick-up truck? ‘Ford Truck Month’ is on in Malaysia and it’s a great time to get a Ford Ranger as Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) is giving special deals that can save you money on the purchase.

Until October 31 2017, SDAC is offering RM6,000 in cash rebates and customers even get a gift (four ‘Built Ford Tough’ t-shirts) when they book a Ranger WildTrak at any authorised Ford showroom nationwide.

In addition to this offer, a fleet of Rangers will be making an appearance in East Malaysia this month. Members of the public will not only be able to view the trucks indoors at Imago KK Times Square, Kota Kinabalu on August 26/27 but they can also participate in an outdoor obstacle test drive with the Ranger!

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The first Ranger introduced a new lifestyle vehicle to Malaysians besides the SUV
The first Ranger introduced a new lifestyle vehicle to Malaysians besides the SUV

This year marks the 100th anniversary of Ford trucks which first appeared July 29, 1917. Throughout the history of Ford’s trucks, the company has continuously worked to improve its vehicles by listening to truck owners and developing new innovations that improve their ability to get the job done. These innovations have given owners greater hauling capability, advanced engines for improved efficiency, and, in the 21st century, driver-assist technologies that make for easier, safer and more convenient motoring.

“It’s an amazing test of time for Ford trucks as they celebrate a century of leadership, innovation, capability and durability for their iconic trucks,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, MD of Sime Darby Auto Connexion.

The Ranger was introduced 20 years ago as Ford’s ‘ASEAN Car’ and to offer it in the region, the company built a new factory in Thailand. Its introduction in Malaysia was at just the right time as the regulations changed and pick-up trucks could be registered for private use. Earlier, they could only be purchased by companies for commercial use.

With the change in regulations and the attractive price of the Ranger, many people found it to be an appealing alternative vehicle that gave them opportunities to enjoy more active lifestyles. Furthermore, Ford had also designed the Ranger to be more passenger car-like – without compromising on the ‘Built Ford Tough’ capabilities – in both cabin comfort, features and styling.

BHP Euro5 DieselToday’s Ranger comes with smart technologies such as Electronic Stability Control (ESC) with Traction Control, Adaptive Load Control and Rollover Mitigation systems. Additionally, for those who venture into hilly terrain, there’s Hill Launch Assist and Hill Descent Control to make the drive easier and safer. The Ranger’s smart and safety features have won it a NCAP 5-star safety rating.

To locate a showroom to view and test-drive the Ranger and other Ford models, visit www.ford.com.my.

Click here to read about the early history of the Ford Ranger.

Click here for other news and articles about the Ranger.

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