The third quarter sales for the Ford Ranger T6 is up with a year-to-date volume of 2,245 units, representing a 61% jump compared to the same period last year. Its market share is also up by 1.1% from the same period a year ago to 15.3%.

“The Ranger’s appeal in Malaysia remains strong. We’re confident its momentum will continue in Malaysia with the launch of the new Ranger later this month,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Bin Syed Faiz, managing director of Sime Darby Auto Connexion. The updated range comprises nine variants with two engines and three outputs.

It starts from the 2.2L XL Manual in single-cab guise, followed by the 2.2L XL Manual and Automatic in double-cab form. All three workhorse XL variants are 4×4 High Riders powered by the proven 2.2L TDCi VGT engine with 160 PS and 385 Nm of torque from 1,600 to 2,600 rpm.

Next is the 2.2L XLT Manual and Auto, which are better equipped 4×4 High Riders, also powered by the TDCi and paired with a six-speed MT82 manual or 6R80 automatic transmissions. The 2.0L XLT+ Automatic 4×4 High Rider is the only non Wildtrak/Raptor variant to get the new 2.0 litre direct-injected EcoBlue engine, but in single-turbo form that makes 180 PS and 420 Nm. It’s mated to a 10R80 10-speed automatic gearbox with SelectShift manual override.

Moving up, the Ranger 2.0L Wildtrak 4×2 gets the same engine, while the top-of-the-range Ranger 2.0L Wildtrak 4×4 with the headline-grabbing EcoBlue Bi-Turbo engine gets the full fat 213 PS and 500 Nm output. The 3.2L model with the Duratorq five-cylinder engine will no longer be offered.

However, the Ranger line-up will get the top Ranger Raptor as its crowning model. It gets the same 213 PS/500 Nm and 10-speed auto as the 2.0L Wildtrak 4×4, but tuned specifically for off-road performance. Watch the video below to see what we think of it.