Ranger/Raptor Training Experience a Big Hit with Owners, Up Next an Off-Roading Durian Adventure

  • The Ford Ranger/Raptor Sepang experience is an intensive one-day tarmac and off-roading guided session with trained instructors.
  • The next featured excursion is a two-in-one experience, off-road course that ends with a durian buffet in Penang on 18 June
  • A segment first in Malaysia, Ford Ranger Getaways provides customers with a digital platform to book for local adventures.
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia, 18 May 2022 – Sime Darby Auto ConneXion (SDAC), the sole distributor for Ford in Malaysia, is proud to bring you Ford Ranger Getaways off-road durian adventure to Penang on 18 June 2022 after a successful run with the Ranger/Raptor Training Experience in Sepang. Yet another special experience, this time around we are combining an off-road adventure with another Malaysian favourite - durians.

The first Ranger/Raptor Training Experience in Sepang held on 26 March 2022, was a big hit giving owners the chance to discover the full capabilities of their lifestyle and performance pickups.

Ford Ranger Getaways is a community and experiential platform designed to provide customers with a unique experience of Living the Ranger Life through a series of handpicked local adventures.

“A segment first in Malaysia where customers can make bookings via a digital platform, these specially curated outings aim to offer opportunities for customers, their friends and families to get together and build camaraderie with like-minded individuals while supporting domestic tourism that has been impacted by the pandemic,” said Turse Zuhair, Managing Director, Sime Darby Auto ConneXion-Ford.

From off-roading to a durian buffet

The two-in-one off-road course on 18 June begins at Ford Juru, Penang, where participants will gather with other Ranger owners and their companions who similarly crave adventure.

Participants will then head on to Jeti Batu Musang where they will have the chance to test the limits of their Rangers across various on- and off-road courses, under the guidance of a professional driving instructor. These include water wading, jungle track driving, light rock climbing and more.

After the 4x4 experience, participants will then head on to Balik Pulau, a well-known spot for durians, to the Green Acres Orchard, which will be booked exclusively for this getaway.

Following a short tour of the orchard, participants can kick back and savour the all-you-can-eat durian buffet and a hearty lunch.

The getaway is priced at RM976 per Ranger for a recommended maximum of 4 persons per vehicle.

Bookings and payments can be completed on the Ford Ranger Getaways platform via the SDAC-Ford Malaysia website.

An experience beyond expectation

Based on feedback from customers who attended the Ranger/Raptor Training in Sepang, the experience was more than what they had expected, especially in terms of getting acquainted with what their vehicle was capable of.

Even though the event was in Sepang, some out-of-state customers travelled all the way from Ipoh, Kuantan and Johor Bahru to participate in the training.

Designed to provide an interactive and enriching platform for Ranger and Ranger Raptor owners to realise the full limits of their lifestyle and performance pickups with like-minded individuals, the one-of-a-kind training experience offers an intensive one-day guided session with trained instructors. Modules covered include a series of tarmac and off-road driving scenarios at the Sepang International Circuit and within the district of Sepang.

Watch this clip to catch a glimpse of the recent Ranger/Raptor training experience in Sepang.

Customers can expect the same rich and engaging experience with any other Ford Ranger Getaways available.

More Ford Ranger Getaways to choose from

Open to all Ranger and Ranger Raptor customers, Ford Ranger Getaways covers a range of interest categories to cater to Malaysians from all walks of life who desire short local adventures, be it on their own, with friends and family or for those who simply want to meet like-minded individuals.

Besides getaways that involve off-roading courses and organised trips on fixed schedules, there are other experiences with open schedules that customers can arrange to suit their time and convenience. All they need to do is make the booking and show up with their Rangers and their companions.

Nature lovers can take a leisurely road trip to Desaru, Johor for a guided farm adventure with animal encounters or explore a prehistoric rainforest through a nature walk at Bukit Bendera, Penang.

Those who have always desired to be behind the controls in an aeroplane can get behind an Airbus A320 Full Cockpit flight simulator and explore the virtual skies of Kuala Lumpur. For an added adrenaline rush, customers can also become a pilot for a day and experience a bird’s eye view of the Kuala Lumpur cityscape by flying 1,500 feet above the ground under the guidance of a professional pilot.

To find out more about other fun and exciting outings and to book a special Ford Ranger Getaway, visit here.

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