The Ford Ranger FX4 was launched in April this year to serve as the pick-up truck’s flagship 2.2 litre model, just as the Wildtrak is to the 3.2 litre line-up. The new variant offers plenty of Wildtrak-like equipment (but not quite the full package), commanding a price of RM121,888 – that’s a near-RM7k premium over the 2.2 XLT, but well under the full-fat Wildtrak’s eye-watering RM140k price tag.

On the outside, it gets a piano black grille with matching side mirrors and door handles, along with unique 18-inch wheels in grey and a sticker job on the front bonnet, along the sides and the tailgate. The FX4 also features a blacked-out sports bar and roof rails, while a flat and wide side steps are added on too. Inside, it gets black leather upholstery and more black trim pieces.

Under the hood, a 2.2 litre four-cylinder turbodiesel serves up 158 hp and 385 Nm of torque, paired with a six-speed automatic transmission and a driver-selectable all-wheel drive system. The Ranger 2.2 FX4 can be ordered in Meteor Grey or Aluminium Metallic, and comes with a three-year/100,000 km warranty.

Watch our video review above to find out how it fares on Malaysian roads, and how it compares to the rest of the pick-up truck class. For detailed specifications and equipment list, refer to CarBase.my – the full Ford Ranger range received another round of price increase in March 2017.