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2021 Ford Ranger Wildtrak's power roller shutter - here's how it works!

Sanjay ยท Jan 27, 2021 08:00 PM

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Making its world debut in Thailand last November, the 2021 Ford Ranger now sports a refreshed look and comes with a nifty party trick that we love.

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On the outside, the facelifted Ranger gets a racier look thanks to a new trapezoidal front grille, black alloy wheels and a smorgasbord of black trim pieces. The highlight of this update then has to be its Power Roller Shutter (PRS).

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It's exactly what it sounds like. Think of it as a powerboot for a pick-up truck - instead of having to physically lift your truck's bed cover, Ford has made it an automatic affair.

The dust and waterproof, Wildtrak-exclusive shutter can be opened and closed via the keyfob, through a button in the interior or a switch by the bed. Pretty cool, eh?

Specs of the Thailand-spec Ranger Wildtrak

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Clockwise from top left: The Ranger Wildtrak, Ranger XL Street, XL+ Sport, and XLT

Besides that, the Thailand-spec Ranger still keeps its powertrain from the pre-facelift versions. This means that the XL and XLT variants are powered by a 2.2-litre turbodiesel engine that delivers 160 PS and 385 Nm that's paired to a 6-speed automatic or manual transmission. 

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Meanwhile the Wildtrak runs on the same 2.0-litre bi-turbo diesel engine as the pre-facelift Ranger Wildtrak and the Ranger Raptor. This engine produces 213 PS and 500 Nm and is paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

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The facelifted Ford Ranger is one of the trio of pick-up trucks heading to Malaysia this year - fingers crossed, the nifty power roller shutter makes it here too! 

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For more on the facelifted Ranger, you can read our new vs. old article here.

Sanjay

Senior Writer

With humble beginnings collecting diecast models and spending hours virtually tuning dream cars on the computer, his love of cars has delightfully transformed into a career. Sanjay enjoys how the same passion for cars transcends boundaries and brings people together.

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