Bong (second left) with models giving the thumbs-up to the Ford Ranger Raptor.

KUCHING: The nationwide ‘Ford Ranger Weekend Sales Carnival’ has made its way to Sarawak. The carnival made its first stop here at Sime Darby Auto Connexion Sdn Bhd, 1 1/2 Mile, Rock Road yesterday and will move on to Sibu, Bintulu, Miri, Tawau, Sandakan and lastly Kota Kinabalu this October until November.

The two-day carnival here which ends today has provided the public with three fun-filled activities involving two Ford variants — Ranger Raptor and Ranger WildTrak.

Sime Darby Auto Connexion branch manager Barry Bong said visitors would have an opportunity to win great prizes together with exclusive Ford merchandise.

“They are able to win through educational games and activities while exploring and experiencing the Ford Ranger Raptor and the Ford Ranger WildTrak.”

The activities include finding the FOX Racing Shox on the Ranger Raptor by using a mirror panel. The Racing Shox being the first and only race-bred suspension in a pickup truck delivers 30 percent more wheel travel to tackle tough terrain at top speeds.

In addition to that, visitors can also play a guessing game on the Water Wading Depth of a Ranger Raptor that allows the truck to make river crossings.

The third activity on the Ranger WildTrak is the ‘One Finger Challenge’ which shows off the truck’s Easy Lift Tailgate, the first and only in-class feature in a pickup. Visitors will have a go at opening and closing the Ranger’s tailgate with just one finger, showcasing the reduction of effort up to 70 percent of the tailgate weight.

Bong (second left) with models giving the thumbs-up to the Ford Ranger Raptor.

Apart from that, visitors can also experience the Ranger WildTrak being first and only truck that is able to parallel park automatically. With this first and only in-class smart functionality, parking in tight
narrow city spots is made easier.

The Ranger Raptor’s retail price inclusive of standard accessories is RM202,226.90 (individual private), while the Ranger WildTrak costs RM147,226.90 (individual private).

The Raptor comes in two colours — Lightning Blue and Conquer Grey whereas the WildTrak comes in four colours — Frozen White, Magnetic, Absolute Black and Saber.

Customers who place a booking for any Ford Ranger variant during the carnival period will be in the running to win a bicycle to complement their active or adventurous Ranger lifestyle.

The dates of the ‘Ford Ranger Weekend Sales Carnival’ are as follows: Kuching (Oct 18 to 19); Sibu (Oct 25 to 26); Bintulu (Nov 1 to 2); Miri (Nov 8 to 9); Tawau (Nov 15 to 16); Sandakan (Nov 22 to 23); and Kota Kinabalu (Nov 29 to 30).