If Fast and Furious 9 had a truck, Thailand's Ford Ranger XL Street SE could be a star

Sanjay · Jul 5, 2021 05:50 PM

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What do you get when you take a pick-up truck and infuse it with some street racing flair? Thailand's got the answer - it's the 2021 Ford Ranger XL Street Special Edition, built to celebrate Ford Thailand's 25th anniversary.

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The Ranger XL Street trades off-roady cues for looks that won't be out of place in Midnight Club 3.

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Up front, it's got a new grille (with FORD proudly written in block letters) that's inspired by the Ford Thailand Racing (FTR) and Ford Ranger Raptor trucks.

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There's a bodykit to go along with that too, comprising of front and rear bumper extensions, side skirts, and a small spoiler on the tailgate.

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Black door handles, side mirrors, 16-inch wheels and of course, the hardly-missable racing stripes complete the exterior.

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There's a 2.3-inch dot-matrix display on the instrument cluster

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Contrary to how it looks outside, the Ranger XL Street's interior is simple, swathed in black.

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It does have some niceties however, by way of an auto dimming rear view mirror, an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay connectivity, and 6 speakers.

Also read: Why your next car should come with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay

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Yes, some of you are happy to see the stick-shift in the interior photos. True to its street-racer ambitions, the model is only offered with a 6-speed manual, paired to a 2.2-litre diesel mill making 160 PS and 385 Nm.

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Safety-wise, it only makes do with a pair of airbags, and anti-lock braking system (ABS) with electronic brakeforce distribution (EBD).

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Black is very cool

It's a special truck this, and Ford will only make 300 of them - available only in this Lightning Blue or Absolute Black. Prices start from THB 682,000 (~ RM 89k).

Also read: Chip supply cut: Ford Ranger's production suspended, Malaysian Ford dealers coping

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Will any of them reach Malaysia? Hardly a chance, seeing this is a commemorative model. Meanwhile, this is how the Ford Ranger is priced in Malaysia:

2021 Ford Ranger prices in Malaysia
Variant Price
2.2 XL Single Cab (MT)

RM 92,388 (Pen. M.)

RM 97,888 (E. M.)

2.2 XL Double Cab (MT)

RM 97,388 (Pen. M.)

RM 102,388 (E. M.)

2.2 XL Double Cab (AT)

RM 105,388 (Pen. M.)

RM 110,888 (E. M.)

2.2 XLT (MT)

RM 111,388 (Pen. M)

RM 116,888 (E. M.)

2.2 XLT (AT)

RM 118,388 (Pen. M.)

RM 123,888 (E. M.)

2.0 XLT+ (AT)

RM 131,888 (Pen. M.)

RM 137,888 (E. M.)

2.0 Wildtrak 4x4 (AT)

RM 152,388 (Pen. M.)

RM 157,888 (E. M.)

2.0 Raptor (AT)

RM 210,888 (Pen. M.)

RM 213,888 (E. M.)

All prices are on-the-road without insurance.

Also read: Review: Ford Ranger WildTrak, when adventure meets concrete jungle

Sanjay

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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