Ford Ranger T6 can be a good six year old now, but the blue Oval pickup truck is still strong. Having received its first facelift at the end of 2015, it has now undergone a new nip and tuck, and while the new model looks relatively identical, it hides a number of updates under the skin. So better, then, to illuminate the different changes than with a good ol 'new versus old gallery?
Well, we've put the new Ranger in range-topping (for now before Raptor enters) Wildtrak 4 × 4 form, side by side with equivalent variant from 201
Meanwhile, 18-inch alloy wheels are of the same design as before, but they can now be found on XLT + (without two-tone finish) as well. Both cars have orange heels, although the previous model is Pride Orange, and the new one is painted in brighter Saber.
Look carefully and you will find a few detail changes. The headlights, which were halogen projectors on XLT and Wildtrak, are now xenons on XLT + and Wildtrak, with LED daylight lights offered on XLT and upwards. The new Wildtrak also has LED fog lights, while the key input and pushbutton finally begin to reach Ranger on XLT + and Wildtrak, as a tailgate tailgate.
Within WildTrak, few changes have been made, limited to a black black color scheme (unlike the old gray lower dashboard), glossy decorative trim, full leather seats (the old model had orange fabrics) and new gear buttons on the gear knob. There is also active noise cancellation of 4 × 4.
You still get an ecological tensile frequency with true orange and SYNC 3 infotainment system with an eight-inch touchscreen and Apple CarPlay and Android Auto connection. SYNC 3 was introduced to Wildtrak at the end of 2016, and has now found its way to XLT + as well. One major change is that the last dash design has been transferred to the base XL, which used to have used the same device since 2012.
Underneath the hood where you find the biggest differences between old and new. The XL and XLT models still receive a 2.2 liter Puma four-cylinder turbodiesel, but the VGT VGT variable-geometric turbo (VGT) version has been standardized across the two models, making 160 PS and 385 Nm torque instead of 125 PS and 370 Nm in the old XL variant. This is connected to six-speed manual and automatic gearboxes.
While the old 2.2 liter mill remains, the 3.2-liter five-cylinder variant has been thoroughly kicked to the sidewalk. The switch is a new 2.0-liter EcoBlue device from the Panther family, available in two variants – XLT + and Wildtrak 4 × 2 get a single turbo (Si-Turbo) version that produces 180 PS and 420 Nm.
The one you want is the twin turbo unit (Bi-Turbo) in this Wildtrak 4 × 4 out 213 PS and 500 Nm – yes, the same outputs as Raptor. Both 2.0 liter engines are paired with a Getrag 10-speed automatic transmission, with XLT + and Wildtrak 4×4 for 4-wheel drive.
Security is another area where the new Ranger has taken great steps. The previous Wildtrak was the first pickup truck to provide airbag warning, adaptive cruise control and lane keeping assist but the new 4 × 4 version is getting better with autonomous emergency braking and parking assistance. 4 × 2 continues to have six airbags and stability control, but removes the driver trains.
The price of the new 2019 Ford Ranger starts at RM90.888 for the 2.2L XL Single Cab Manual and Peaks at RM144, 888 for this Wildtrak 4 × 4. You can check out our full specification here and see our men Hafriz and Matthew explain the changes visually in the video above.
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