The facelifted Ford Ranger for the model year 2021 has just made its debut in Thailand. As with any new version of a model that gets a release, it will take a while before it arrives on Philippine shores. So before it arrives, let us check out just how different the new 2021 Ford Ranger is from the outgoing model.
The facelifted 2021 Ford Ranger
2021 Ford Ranger Old vs New: Exterior
Being a facelift, the new 2021 Ford Ranger still retains its previous silhouette. The size of the fender flares and the shape of its character lines remains the same. The rear of the new Ranger also didn’t change much at all.
The most significant difference between the old and new Ranger however can be found on its front fascia. The trapezoidal-shaped grille makes its return, but the twin bars bisecting it are now gone. Instead, it has been replaced by a new grille pattern. On either side of the grille are what Ford calls “side pods.”
Compare the old (left) with the new (right) Ranger using this slider
Another notable change regarding the grille is that it’s now standard on the XL, XLT, and Wildtrak variants. Well, at least for the Thai-spec Ranger.
Most variants of the new Ranger also gets a black colored lower bumper. Towards the sides, the new Ranger also gets a set of blacked-out wheels. These also come with a newer, more striking looking design. Contrast that to the old Ranger whose variants mostly came with a silver-colored lower bumper, and silver-colored wheels save for the current PH-spec Ranger FX4 variants and the Wildtrak variants.
Spot the differences between the old (left) and new (right) Ranger's front end
Lastly, the new top-of-the-line 2021 Ranger Wildtrak also gets a power roller shutter, which covers the bed. Hopefully, this feature makes it to the Philippine-spec version of the new Ford Ranger.
2021 Ford Ranger Old vs New: Interior
As for the interior of the new Ranger, we’re certain that it didn’t change that much. So we’re sure that the new Wildtrak also comes with the same set of creature comforts. It has leather seats, an electronically adjustable driver seat, automatic air-conditioning, a push to start button, a reverse camera, auto-dimming rearview mirror, and rain-sensing wipers.
As you can see, not much has changed with the interior
The eight-inch touchscreen also makes its return on the new Ranger. Just like the old one, it comes with Apple CarPlay, Android Auto, as well as offline navigation.
2021 Ford Ranger Old vs New: Powertrain
The new Ranger comes with three engine options, and these are identical to the old Ranger. Included among the engine options are the 2.2-liter turbodiesel, which can make 158 horsepower and 385 Nm of torque. There’s also the 2.0-liter turbodiesel which produces a bit more at 178 horsepower and 420 Nm. And of course, the 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel makes its return at it still makes 210 horsepower and 500 Nm.
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These engines are all carryovers from the previous Ranger, and we’re also certain that the new Ranger gets the same set of transmissions as well. The 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo Ranger still utilizes the 10-speed automatic, while the 2.2-liter and 2.0-liter turbodiesel versions still get either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic.
Yep, the new 2021 Ranger Bi-Turbo variant uses the same familiar powerplant
As of this writing, pricing details for the all-new 2021 Ford Ranger is limited to the Thai market. In the Land of Smiles, the 2.2-liter Ranger XLT variants start at around 854,000 Baht or Php 1,343,351. On the upper end of the Thai-spec 2021 Ranger lineup, the 2.0-liter Bi-turbo is priced at 1,265,000 Baht or Php 1,989,859.
Currently, the most affordable Ranger XLT variant available locally is priced at Php 1,176,000, while the Ranger Wildtrak 2.0 Biturbo is priced at Php 1,695,000. As such, we’re guessing that the 2021 Ranger will also get a price increase once it arrives locally.
The 2021 Ford Ranger XL Street
For the 2021 Ranger's release in Thailand however, Ford added a new variant. It's called the Ranger XL Street and it features racing stripes, as well as red accents all around. Note though that this new variant is only available in a single cab configuration. It also uses the 2.2-liter mill combined with a six-speed manual.
The Thai-spec Ranger XL Street has a price tag of 669,000 Baht, or Php 1,051,138. This makes it one of the more affordable 2021 Ranger variants in Thailand right now, and it sure is something we wish we had in the Philippine market as well.
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Know more about Ford Ranger
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