Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS

CY Foong · Mar 12, 2021 11:20 AM

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS 01

Ford Thailand has just launched the 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max, and you might call it a budget Ranger Raptor or as the Blue Oval puts it “Ranger Raptor-inspired”.

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS 02

The inspiration is mostly visual enhancements which include the FORD-lettered front mesh grille with a dark grey surround. This colour scheme is also applied to the exterior mirror caps, door handles, wheel arch mouldings, and rear tray surround.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS 01

This buff stance continues around the rear bed with a full-length tubular sports bar, finished in matte black. Elsewhere, body-mounted metal side steps greet you the moment you climb aboard this macho Ranger.

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS 02

Aside from the visual additions, the Ranger FX4 Max is equipped with FOX shocks and BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres just like the Ranger Raptor. The pick-up truck is also equipped with a full-size spare all-terrain wheel just in case you get a flat during your off-roading escapade.

Also read: Here's why having a spare wheel won't do you much good

However, it is still missing some features from the Ranger Raptor including the Raptor graphics, rear brake discs, and paddle shifters.

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS 03

Speaking of off-road, the pick-up’s bespoke suspension and chassis are tuned extensively courtesy of the folks at their Australian engineering and design centre. As such, the Ranger FX4 Max has a ground clearance up to 256 mm and Ford claims it delivers greater approach and departure angles than the Ranger XLT.

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS 04

The Ranger FX4 Max shares the same powertrain as the Ranger Raptor – a 2.0-litre bi-turbo engine (213 PS/500 Nm) paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. It also has a 981 kg payload and 3,500 kg towing capacity so it’s also ready for heavy-duty loads.

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS 05

Just like the exterior, the Ranger FX4 Max’s cabin is ready for the outdoors with all-weather floor mats and specially-designed FX4 Max seats. These seats feature carbon-accents with Miko suede inserts and FX4 Max embroidery.

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS 06

It also comes with an 8.0-inch SYNC3 infotainment display with Apple CarPlay support just like its regular and Raptor counterparts. However, above said infotainment display are six auxiliary switches.

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS 07

These switches allow owners to easily connect and operate auxiliary accessories and equipment such as light bars, winches, and spotlights. Power is supplied by a built-in 250-amp alternator which helps reduce reliance on the pick-up’s battery.

Thailand's 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is a budget Raptor with 213 PS 08

The Ranger FX4 Max is currently available in Thailand for THB 1,189,000. That's THB 510,000 less than the Ranger Raptor.

Meanwhile, Malaysia has its own special variant of the Ranger Raptor called the Ranger Raptor X and it’s as rad as it is red.

Also read: New 2021 Ford Ranger Raptor X is seeing Red in Malaysia, priced RM 6k more

Special thanks to our sister site AutoFun Thailand for the photos.

(adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({});

CY Foong

Writer

Traded advertising for a career that fits his passion for cars. Enjoys spotting cars during his free time and has a soft spot for Japanese Kei cars but drives a thirsty manual sedan.

Trending Discussion

Comments

Up to 20% higher than average trade-in price

2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 XL Standard 4x4 (M)

Upgrade

Add your car

Service powered by carsome

Latest Cars

Related Used Car

2016 Ford RANGER WILDTRACK 3.2
2016 Ford RANGER WILDTRACK 3.2
RM 87,800TBC

RM 89900

104,744 km

5.5 years

Cheras

2019 Ford RANGER WILDTRACK BI-TURBO 2.0
2019 Ford RANGER WILDTRACK BI-TURBO 2.0
RM 115,300TBC
RM 1,263/mo

19,722 km

1.5 years

Kuala Lumpur

2019 Ford RANGER XLT 2.2
2019 Ford RANGER XLT 2.2
RM 102,000TBC
RM 1,118/mo

45,145 km

2.5 years

Cheras