Gone were the days where a pickup truck is considered a workhorse or a harabas vehicle. Pickup trucks have become versatile vehicles that can be used not only for business means but also for personal or family needs. A pickup truck is an ideal vehicle for most Filipinos as flooded areas are rampant in the Philippines. In addition, it comes with a relatively more affordable price tag. As a result, the local automotive market has a competitive pickup truck segment.
With all that being said, here are the 14 available pickup trucks you can get in the Philippines.
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1. Ford F-150 (Php 2,698,000 – Php 2,998,000)
The Ford F-150 returned to the local market in 2020. The American carmaker said that the reason why the F-150 made a comeback is to provide a pickup truck that has more power and more refinement as compared to the reputable Ranger.
The Ford F-150 has a commanding presence on the road
Let’s not also forget the massive size of the F-150. The pickup truck has a dimension that spans 5,890 mm in length, 2,029 mm in width, and 1,961 mm in height. That’s 536 mm longer, 169 mm wider, and 101 mm higher than the Raptor. The Ford F-150 uses a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 gasoline engine making 375 hp and 637 Nm of torque.
2. Ford Ranger (Php 1,032,000 – Php 1,455,000)
There could be various factors that contribute to the idea as to why the Ford Ranger is adored by many. However, the most common reason is its well-rounded muscular design, power, and affordable pricing that plays around the Php 1.2-million mark.
One of the best pickup truck deals you can get here in the country
Powering the American pickup truck is a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder turbocharged diesel engine that produces a maximum output of 158 hp and 385 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the top-spec Wildtrak version is equipped with a 2.0-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine available in two options – the bi-turbo 4x4 option that produces 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque and a single turbo 4x2 option that produces 178 hp and 420 Nm of torque.
3. Ford Ranger Raptor (P1,998,000)
To give a short summary, the Ford Ranger Raptor is the more aggressive and more powerful alternative to the regular Ranger. Of course, the price of the Ranger Raptor is also higher at Php 1,998,000.
The more aggressive Ranger – the Ranger Raptor
The Ford Ranger Raptor comes with more robust components that enable it to drive through any type of terrain. Under the hood, the Ford Ranger Raptor uses a 2.0-liter bi-turbo EcoBlue diesel engine that puts out 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque.
4. Toyota Hilux (Php 843,000 - Php 1,830,000)
Go big or go home, this seems to be the idea when making the new Toyota Hilux facelift for the 2021 model. The new updates for the 2021 model include a more aggressive exterior appeal, better tech features, and a more powerful engine.
2021 Toyota Hilux Philippines Quick Look: Subtle changes that matter
The Toyota Hilux now gets a new 8-inch multimedia touchscreen that supports both Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Under the hood, the Toyota Hilux is powered by either a 2.4-liter diesel engine or a new 2.8-liter diesel engine. The former engine makes 148 and 400 Nm of torque, while the larger 2.8L engine makes 201 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The engines are mated to either a 5-speed MT or a 6-speed AT.
5. Mitsubishi Strada (Php 1,185,000 – Php 1,465,000)
Mitsubishi Motors Philippines Corporation (MMPC) managed to clinch the second spot in the top-selling local car brands in 2019. The Mitsubishi Strada contributed to MMPC’s sales success with 8,167 units sold.
Here is the more aggressive-looking Strada Athlete variant
The Mitsubishi Strada is powered by a 2.4-liter diesel engine that produces 179 hp and 430 Nm of torque. MMPC is also offering the Strada Athlete for those who wish for a more stylish and more aggressive-looking pickup truck.
6. Isuzu D-Max (Php 857,000 - Php 1,795,000)
The Isuzu D-Max was first introduced in the local automotive market in 2002. Since then, the D-Max became one of the popular pickup trucks in the country. Currently. the Isuzu D-Max has one of the widest vehicular configurations with 11 variants available.
Here is the top-spec D-Max Boondock variant
Isuzu Motors offers two engine options for the D-Max. The first engine option is a 1.9-liter RZ4E engine that produces 148 hp and 350 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the second engine option is a larger 3.0-liter engine that produces 175 hp and 380 Nm of torque. The engines can be coupled to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT.
7. Mazda BT-50 (Php 1,350,000 – Php 1,550,000)
The Mazda BT-50 is the Japanese carmaker’s entry in the pickup truck segment in the Philippines. It is arguably the least rugged-looking pickup truck as compared to its competitors due to its contemporary appeal not only from the inside but also outside.
The Mazda BT-50 is one of the capable pickup trucks available in the market
It comes with a 3.2-liter 5-cylinder turbo diesel engine that produces 200 hp and 470 Nm of torque. The Mazda BT-50 can also be availed of with a more affordable 4x2 option that uses a smaller 2.2-liter 4-cylinder engine that produces 150 hp and 375 Nm of torque.
8. Chevrolet Colorado (Php 1,199,888 – Php 1,638,888)
Another American pickup truck we have on the list is the Chevrolet Colorado. The Chevrolet pickup truck is built to provide all-around performance with its robust engine power, great handling, and fuel efficiency rating.
Join the 500 club with the Chevrolet Colorado
The Chevrolet Colorado is one of the members of the 500 club in the Philippines thanks to its 2.8-liter Duramax diesel engine that produces 200 hp and 500 Nm of torque. Moreover, the Chevrolet Colorado is also offered with a 2.5-liter Duramax diesel engine that produces 163 hp and 380 Nm of torque.
9. Maxus T60 (Php 998,000 – Php 1,328,000)
The Maxus T60 is a new contender in the local pickup truck segment. It was introduced in the first quarter of 2020 and is the third model of Maxus in its local lineup. One of the greatest attainments the T60 has is the fact that it is the first Chinese pickup truck to bag a 5-star safety rating from the ASEAN New Car Assessment Program (ANCAP).
How far will the T60 make in the local pickup truck segment?
Under the hood, the Maxus T60 is powered by a 2.8-liter turbo diesel engine with Variable Geometric Turbo (GVT) that produces 148 hp and 360 Nm of torque. The engine is paired to either a 6-speed MT or a 6-speed AT.
10. Nissan Navara (Php 929,000 – Php 1,635,000)
The Nissan Navara is considered as one of the most reliable pickup trucks you can get in the country. It is offered with 14 variants locally so Filipino car buyers can bring home the right Navara pickup truck for their needs.
Check out the many Navara variants and you might find the one for you
Powering the Nissan Navara is a 2.5-liter YD25 diesel engine that is coupled to either a 6-speed MT or a 7-speed AT. The Calibre and EL variants are capable of producing 161 hp and 403 Nm of torque, while the VL variants are capable of producing 187 hp and 450 Nm of torque.
11. SsangYong Musso (Php 1,180,000 – Php 1,650,000)
The SsangYong Musso is a product of not only the South Korean carmaker SsangYong, but also by Daimler AG, the parent company of the luxurious Mercedes-Benz. With that, the SsangYong Musso comes with great pickup truck characteristics such as rigidity, ruggedness, and power.
An unsung pickup truck that can surely deliver
Under the hood, the SsangYong Musso is equipped with a 2.2-liter 4-cylinder diesel engine that produces 179 hp and 420 Nm of torque. It is also available with either 4x2 or a 4x4 drivetrain configuration.
12. Tata Xenon (Php 830,000 – Php 1,135,000)
One of the most affordable pickup trucks available right now in the local market is the Tata Xenon. The Tata Xenon may not be the best in terms of overall styling, but it is a workhorse that will surely get the job done.
If you need an affordable workhorse for your business, then the Tata Xenon might be your next truck
The Tata Xenon is powered by a 2.2-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 148 hp and 320 Nm of torque. Tata Philippines is offering a 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrain configurations that are both coupled to a 5-speed MT.
13. Foton Thunder (Php 1,128,000)
The Foton Thunder was first introduced at the 8th Manila International Auto Show in 2012. It is built to take on the toughest of roads with the help of its 16-inch alloy wheels, rugged structure, and powerful engine.
Foton is a reliable car brand for your business needs
If there is one word to describe the Foton Thunder, that would be practicality thanks to its relatively affordable price point. Under the hood, the Foton Thunder is powered by a 2.8-liter Cummins engine that produces 174 hp and 365 Nm of torque. Both 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrain configurations are made available.
14. JAC T6 (Php 915,000 – Php 1,090,000)
Last but certainly not the least, we have the JAC T6 pickup truck. The T6 is one of the ten vehicles JAC has to offer in the local automotive market. It comes with two variants that play around the P1-million price mark.
The JAC T6 is a Chinese pickup truck that can provide both comfort and power
Both JAC T6 variants are powered by a 1.9-liter turbo diesel engine that produces 135 hp and 320 Nm of torque. A 5-speed manual transmission is the only available gearbox option. The JAC T6 is also available with both a 4x2 and 4x4 drivetrain configuration.
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