KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 3 May 2018 – The segment-defining Ranger pickup truck achieved a strong first quarter in Malaysia with retail sales increasing over nine percent from the previous year to 1,451 vehicles.
The strong quarterly performance helped Ranger increase its share of the pickup segment to 15.3 percent, a gain of 1.3 percentage points from the first quarter of last year.
“The ‘Built Ford Tough’ Ranger is continuing to attract a wide range of loyal customers across the country,” said Truong Kim Phong, managing director, Asia Pacific Emerging Markets, Ford Motor Company.
Ranger continues to be Ford’s best-selling nameplate in Malaysia and one of the best-selling pickups in the market as strong demand has continued across the entire model line.
“Ranger’s bold design and its unmatched versatility, safety and capability is really helping drive its popularity in Malaysia,” said Syed Ahmad Muzri Syed Faiz, managing director, Sime Darby Auto Connexion.
The Ranger is available in Malaysia in ten variants – including the Ranger Wildtrak, Ranger FX4, XLT, XL and Standard variants – allowing it to complement a wide-range of customer’s work and lifestyles.
“We are confident that the Ranger will continue to drive our momentum in Malaysia. We also plan to introduce more global Ford vehicles, as well as continue to enhance our customer and ownership experience, including the ongoing expansion of our dealer network,” added Muzri.
To support Ford fast-growing customer base in Malaysia, Ford and SDAC continue to expand the nationwide dealership network both in Peninsular Malaysia and East Malaysia. Recently, Ford and SDAC announced the opening of a new Ford dealer facility in East Malaysia, Sime Darby Auto Connexion (Kuching).
About Ford Motor Company
Ford Motor Company is a global company based in Dearborn, Michigan. The company designs, manufactures, markets and services a full line of Ford cars, trucks, SUVs, electrified vehicles and Lincoln luxury vehicles, provides financial services through Ford Motor Credit Company and is pursuing leadership positions in electrification, autonomous vehicles and mobility solutions. Ford employs approximately 202,000 people worldwide. For more information regarding Ford, its products and Ford Motor Credit Company, please visit www.corporate.ford.com.
About Sime Darby Auto Connexion
Sime Darby Auto Connexion (SDAC) is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Sime Darby Motors Division. In operations since April 2008 following a restructuring of Sime Darby’s motor business, SDAC has been the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia and currently manages the brand exclusively in the various parts of the value chain such as importation, distribution and retail. Together with Ford, SDAC strives to address the current challenges faced by the automotive industry and endeavours to support and promote sustainability in the industry.
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