The Ford Ranger T6 could also be a superb six years outdated now, however the Blue Oval pick-up truck continues to be going robust. Having obtained its first facelift in late 2015, it’s now undergone a second nip and tuck, and whereas the brand new mannequin appears to be like comparatively an identical, it hides a raft of updates beneath the pores and skin. How higher, then, to elucidate the varied modifications than with a superb ol’ new versus outdated gallery?
Properly, we’ve put the brand new Ranger in range-topping (for now, earlier than the Raptor is available in) Wildtrak four×four type, side-by-side with the equal variant from 2016. As you may see, the aesthetic revisions are comparatively minor, with a brand new twin-louvre grille and a downturned central air consumption on the entrance being essentially the most outstanding.
As befits the Wildtrak, each vehicles get a bigger grille, a silver underguard, roof rails and an built-in sports activities bar with built-in LED mattress lighting, however the brand new one additionally will get bigger fog gentle surrounds. The brand new truck continues to get darkish gray highlights across the grille, wing mirrors and door handles.
In the meantime, the 18-inch alloy wheels are of the identical design as earlier than, however they'll now be discovered on the XLT+ (with out the two-tone end) as effectively. Each vehicles put on orange hero colors, though the earlier mannequin will get Delight Orange and the brand new one is painted within the lighter Saber.
Look carefully and also you’ll discover just a few extra element modifications. The headlights, which had been halogen projectors on the XLT and Wildtrak, are actually xenons on the XLT+ and Wildtrak, with LED daytime operating lights provided on the XLT and up. The brand new Wildtrak additionally options LED fog lights, whereas keyless entry and push-button begin lastly make their strategy to the Ranger on the XLT+ and Wildtrak, as do an easy-lift tailgate.
The inside of the WildTrak once more options few modifications, restricted to an all-black color scheme (versus the outdated gray decrease dashboard), gloss gray ornamental trim, full leather-based seats (the outdated mannequin had orange material centres) and new gearshift buttons on the gearknob. There’s additionally energetic noise cancellation on the four×four.
You continue to get a soft-touch higher sprint with actual orange stitching in addition to the SYNC three infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connectivity. SYNC three was launched on the Wildtrak in late 2016, and has now discovered its strategy to the XLT+ as effectively. One massive change is that the most recent sprint design has been carried over to the bottom XL, which had hitherto used the identical unit since 2012.
It’s beneath the bonnet the place you’ll discover the largest variations between outdated and new. The XL and XLT fashions nonetheless get a 2.2 litre Puma four-cylinder turbodiesel, however the high-output variable geometry turbo (VGT) model has been standardised throughout the 2 fashions, making 160 PS and 385 Nm of torque as a substitute of the 125 PS and 370 Nm within the outdated XL variant. That is paired to six-speed handbook and automated gearboxes.
Whereas the outdated 2.2 litre mill stays, the three.2 litre five-cylinder variant has been completely kicked to the kerb. Changing it's a new 2.zero litre EcoBlue unit from the Panther household, accessible in two variants – the XLT+ and the Wildtrak four×2 get a single-turbo (Si-Turbo) model producing 180 PS and 420 Nm.
The one you’ll need is the twin-turbo (Bi-Turbo) unit on this Wildtrak four×four, churning out 213 PS and 500 Nm – sure, the identical output figures because the Raptor. Each the two.zero litre engines are paired to a Getrag 10-speed automated transmission, with the XLT+ and the Wildtrak four×four receiving four-wheel drive.
Security is one other space the place the brand new Ranger has taken nice strides. The earlier Wildtrak was the primary pick-up truck to return with ahead collision warning, adaptive cruise management and lane maintaining help, however the brand new four×four model goes one higher with autonomous emergency braking and parking help. The four×2 continues to get six airbags and stability management, however does away with out the driving force help methods.
Pricing of the brand new 2019 Ford Ranger begins at RM90,888 for the two.2L XL Single Cab handbook and tops out at RM144,888 for this Wildtrak four×four. You may try our full spec-by-spec comparability right here, and watch our males Hafriz and Matthew clarify the modifications visually within the video above.
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