Allegedly Ford Ranger 2018 facelift spied in Thailand

Updated Jan 20, 2021 | Same topic: Car Sneak Peeks, Teasers, & Rumors

The facelifted Ford Ranger 2018 appears to receive some cosmetic updates.

Recently, some spy photos revealing the revamped Ford Ranger 2018 running on Thai roads without camouflage have been leaked on Headlight Magazine. The allegedly facelifted model appears to receive a number of refreshments on the outside for the 2018 model year.

Ford Ranger 2018 facelift Thailand frontcurrent gen Ford Ranger

The front bumper of the facelift model (left) now comes adorned with defined lines on each corner

The changes up front are subtle yet noticeable. In detail, the spied Ford Ranger 2018 facelift no longer features the big chrome chunk on its front bumper which has now been smoothed out and added with defined lines on each corner. The makeover for the front fascia is finished with the addition of LED Daytime running lights, new fog lamp housings and redesigned two-bar grille.

Ford Ranger - A powerful off-road vehicle

According to the spy shots, it seems that the rest of the pickup stays unchanged. However, if looking more closely, we can spot the newly-added “Limited” badging found on the tailgate and the front doors. Currently, the Ranger fleet in the Philippines has 4 members, namely the Wildtrak, FX4, XLT and XLS, which means that this lineup is likely to be extended to 5 variants if the updated Ranger spotted in Thailand is also to go to our shores. According to car experts, the Limited model might find a slot somewhere in the middle of the range.

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As for the refinements for interior, technology and engine, there has yet to be any official disclosure from the Blue Oval. The current-generation Ranger is powered by a 2.2-liter, four-cylinder and a 3.2-liter, five-cylinder engine options. Both are part of the Duratoq turbodiesel engine family.

Ford Ranger 2018 facelift Thailand rear

Looking more closely, we can spot the newly-added “Limited” badging found on the tailgate

It has been over two years since the last update of the stylish off-roader from Ford. In 2015, the American auto maker gave its tough pickup truck a handful of refreshments including revised front fascia, added active safety features, improved under the hood and the chassis as well.

It is clear to see that the updates brought to the new Ford Ranger 2018 model appear to be quite minor, especially when compared with what had been done with the 2015 facelift. However, as full information has yet to be announced at the moment, we still have the right to let our imagination run free and hope for a nicely-refreshed Ranger inside and out.

While waiting for further details for this off-roader, look through our in-depth Ford Ranger 2018 review in the Philippines.

Check out the updated Ranger 2018 price in the Philippines as follows:

Ford Ranger 2018 Price in the Philippines
Model Price
Ford Ranger 2.2 Cab and Chassis 4x2 MT ₱720,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 Single Cab 4x2 MT ₱780,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 Base 4x2 MT ₱909,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x2 MT ₱1,059,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 XLT 4x2 MT ₱1,199,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x4 MT ₱1,219,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 XLT 4x2 AT ₱1,259,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 FX4 4x2 MT ₱1,299,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 FX4 4x2 AT  ₱1,359,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X2 MT ₱1,429,000 
Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X2 AT ₱1,489,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X4 MT ₱1,539,000
Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X4 AT ₱1,599,000
Ford Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 4X4 MT ₱1,709,000
Ford Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 4X4 AT  ₱1,769,000

Know more about Ford Ranger 2023

Ford Ranger

The 2023 Ford Ranger is a 4x4 or 4x2 pickup truck. It is the latest version of the said model, and as of its launch in the Philippine market, it has a total of eight different variants.

These are the top-spec Wildtrak 4x4, Wildtrak 4x2, Sport 4x4, Sport 4x2, XLT 4x2, XLS 4x2 AT, XLS 4x2 MT, and the entry-level XL 4x4. As of 2023, prices for these trims ranges from php 1,213,000 to Php 1,910,000.

Under the hood of the new Ranger are two-different diesel mills. For the Wildtrak 4x4, it uses a 2.0-liter biturbo that can churn out 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. It is also the sole trim that uses a 10-speed automatic tranny.

The rest of the all-new Ranger then gets a 2.0-liter turbodiesel that can produce up to 170 horsepower and 405 Nm of torque. Only the XLS 4x2 and the XL 4x4 may come with a six-speed manual. The other non-biturbo trims then use a six-speed automatic.

Size-wise, the all-new 2023 Ranger is 5,370mm long, 1,918mm wide, and 1,884mm in height. They also offer a wheelbase length of 3,270mm, and a ground clearance of 235mm.

Locally, the 2023 Ford Ranger faces the Toyota Hilux, Nissan Navara, Mitsubishi Strada, Isuzu D-Max, Mazda BT-50, etc.

₱ 1,213,000 - ₱ 1,910,000