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Ford Released New Ranger Wildtrak

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The ultimate Ranger, Wildtrak, takes the recently launched ute to the next level with a bold exterior design, sporty interior and a dash of driver assist technologies.

On the outside, the aggressive bold trapezoidal grille, surrounded by projector headlamps, is finished in dark, liquid metallic gray, which is also applied to the side mirrors, door handles, side air vents, bed rails and tail lamps. The signature spoiler at the rear bed is retained, together with exclusively machined 18” alloy wheels. To ensure that it stands out, it had been given a tweaked signature orange colour, alongside white colour.

2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak - Jungle

Things get more interesting inside. To differentiate apart from the normal ranger, orange colour accent is used in the seats and also on the soft touch dashboard. 8” touchscreen, 2 instrument cluster screens, driver’s 8-way electrically adjustable seats elevate the interior to be more car like. For the first time, electric power steering is used, which means that the steering is light for parking and low speed maneuvering and progressively gets heavier at higher speeds.

2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak - Interior dash ASEAN

A range of driver aids had been introduced in this Wildtrak. SYNC 2, which is Ford’s in-car connectivity system now, understands simple voice commands to control the car’s climate control, entertainment and navigation system. Lane Keeping Alert and Aid, Adaptive Cruise Control with Forward Alert, Front and Rear Park Assist, Electrical Stability Control, Driver Impairment Monitor, which checks if driver is drowsy using an array of front and rear cameras together with sensors are added to the Wildtrak.

2015 Ford Ranger Wildtrak - Interior Passenger ASEAN

The new Wildtrak gets Ford’s latest 3.2 litre Duratorq 5 cylinder diesel engine, which is good for 470 Nm of torque. It is paired to 6 speed automatic transmission. The Ranger’s class leading ability – 800 mm deep water wading, 230 mm ground clearance, towing capability of up to 3,500kg and electronically controlled 4×4 transfer system, enables it to take on the world.

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Jack Lee is an unqualified petrol head (some say, to be one, you have to own an Alfa Romeo) who is disappointed with cars which are getting more and more electronics and the lack of interest in cars shown by today's youths in general. He owns an almost 20 year car from Germany, which has almost 50:50 weight distribution, 3 pedals (manual, FTW!) and believes that everyone should spin at the last corner of Sepang circuit at least once in their life. He also holds the distinction in TCG as the person with the lightest right foot, of course, when compared with his colleagues' mutated cast iron right foot.

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