2022 Ford Ranger XL, XLT launched in Thailand – XLT now gets AEB, keep lanes

About two months after the debut of the high-end Ranger Sport and Wildtrack, Ford has officially announced the Ranger XL and XLT models in Thailand. Up to 12 variants are available for the XL and XLT lineup, ranging in price from 554,000 baht (RM71k) to 943,000 baht (RM121k).

The price includes a five year or 150,000 km factory warranty and a complimentary first-class insurance for the first year. According to HeadlightmagThe XL is available in three body styles – single cab, extended cab and double cab, while the XLT only comes in the extended cab or double cab format.

All models are powered by a 2.0-liter EcoBlu four-cylinder turbodiesel, which is either 150 PS at 3,500 rpm and 350 Nm at 1,500 – 2,750 rpm, or 170 PS at 3,500 rpm and 405,2,50,507-50. Ford says the engine is B20 biodiesel compatible, and the 170 PS version is the only offer for the XLT range.

Depending on the five-speed manual, the six-speed manual (both versions share the newly developed MT88 transmission) or the six-speed automatic (6R80) option, Auto is only available on selected XLT models.

Interestingly, even the entry-level 4 × 2 workhorse (a reflector headlight, 16-inch steel wheel, colorless exterior trim and two airbags) comes with an eight-inch digital instrumentation and a huge 10.1-inch touchscreen display. , Complete with Ford’s latest SYNC 4A system.

It enables wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto support, and has built-in e-SIM for over-the-air software updates, WiFi hotspot functionality, as well as remote smartphone access via the FordPass app. Extended cab models get four speakers, while double cab variants are upgraded with six airbags and six speakers.

Go to the XLT range and you’ll find more beautiful LED reflector headlights with C-clamp shaped LED DRLs, 17-inch alloy wheels, leather-wrapped multifunction steering wheel, rear air convent and reverse camera. The 4 × 4 variant has electronic locking rear differential and terrain management driving modes.

An optional RM5,000 package may also be specified for XLT customers. These include front and rear parking sensors, ESC with free wheel protection system, hill launch assist and roll over mitigation, auto high beam, autonomous emergency braking with pedestrian detection, front collision warning with brake support, and lane support. This one is a no-brainer, really.

With that, the Ranger lineup in Thailand is complete. If you missed the news, the Ranger Raptor has already been launched in the Kingdom, and Thai customers will receive the Red Hot 3.0 liter EcoBoost V6. The Ford Performance pick-up costs 1,869,000 baht, which is roughly RM234k after conversion. They will all be coming to Malaysia soon, so stay tuned, folks!

Gallery: 2022 Ford Ranger XLT

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