On September 21, 2018, the latest generation of Ford Ranger was launched in the Philippines. It refreshed the national lineup of the pickup vehicle and added the first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor. The current Ford Ranger arrived with a new fascia and a new set of powertrains to substitute the WIldtrak's variants' 3.2-liter DURA TORQ. The new engine is either the 2.0-liter single turbo trim or the bi-turbo diesel with a 10-speed automatic transmission while keeping the 2.2-liter DURATORQ option for lower variants.
On January 23, 2020, the Ford Ranger acquired updates in its safety features as well as the infotainment system. The Ford Ranger has a total of 13 variants now due to the comeback of the Ford Ranger FX4 and the addition of the Ford Ranger XLS Sport 4x2 variant.
The Ford Ranger is popular for its wide stance and beefy exterior. The vehicle's ground clearance that measures 232 mm gives it the capability to pass through 800 mm water deep and exudes an authoritative driving feel. On the other hand, the Ford Ranger's topnotch trims come with HID headlights that go with LED daytime running lights. The American pickup truck's lightning setup enables it to stand out even at night.
Moreover, the Ford Ranger is available in different colors: Cool White, Arctic White, Absolute Black, Meteor Gray, Aluminum Metallic, Diffused Silver, Blue Reflex, True Red, Sunset Red, and Saber.
In the Philippines, the Ford Ranger is equipped with a spacious cabin - the biggest in its class and a comfortable riding experience. Also, its NVH insulation has improved compared to before. It has a four-spoke steering wheel with a clump of buttons on both sides. The 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system is located at the center console and on both sides has a vertical A/C vents. The climate control and the trapezoidal housing that features the buttons of the music system are placed just below the infotainment system.
Furthermore, the gentle-touch upper layer of the dashboard, together with the thick piano black panel fixated on the dashboard's middle layer, forms a well-built and plushy appearance for the pickup truck.
The Ford Ranger is one of the most technologically-advanced pickup trucks in the Philippines. The only pickup truck that is equipped with active park assist, adaptive cruise control and lane-departure assist is its Wildtrak variant.
Aside from those, the Ford Ranger features standard SYNC 3 infotainment with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, rain-sensing wipers, automatic headlights, reverse parking camera, front and rear parking sensors, speed-sensing door locks and power-adjustable driver seat.
The Wildtrak variant comes with safety equipment such as driver, front passenger, side curtains, and a full set of airbags. Besides, it is equipped with ABS with EBD, driver and front passenger seatbelt reminders, electronic stability program with traction control, hill start assists, and ISOFIX child seat anchors.
The Ford Ranger body-on-frame truck shares the same Ford's T6 platform with Ford's midsize SUV, the Everest. In the Philippines, the only available body configuration is the four-double cab version. Depending on the variant, the pickup truck is offered in either 4x4 configuration or rear-wheel drivetrain.
Excluding the Ford Ranger Raptor, the Ranger lineup comes with a double-wishbone with coil springs front and leaf spring rear suspension setup. Furthermore, ventilated discs are used in the front brakes while drums are utilized at the back.
The Ford Ranger is a 5-seater pickup truck. It has a length of 5354 mm, a width that measures 1860 mm, a wheelbase that measures 3220 mm, and a 232 mm of ground clearance.
In the Philippines, the Ford Ranger comes with various engine options. The Ford Ranger's standard variants feature a 2.2-liter turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine that produces a maximum output of 158 hp and 385 Nm of torque. Also, it is offered with both 6-speed automatic and 6-speed manual gearboxes.
But then, the Wildtrak version that is equipped with 2.0-liter four-cylinder diesel is available in two states of tune - the power of 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque for the bi-turbo 4x4 form and power of 178 hp as well as 420 Nm of torque for the single turbo 4x2 form. Moreover, both of them acquire a standard 10-speed automatic gearbox.
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