"In the Philippines, Ranger year-to-date sales increased by almost 16 percent to a record 4,596 vehicles, capturing 25 percent of the segment and making it the second best-selling pickup truck in the country," the company said.
As 2017 reaches its half-way mark, retail sales of the popular midsize pickup Ford Ranger saw an increase of 16% to a new first-half record
Overall, the Ranger delivered a total of 63,525 vehicles, a noteworthy 21% growth over the same period in 2016.
Ford Asia Pacific Vice President for Marketing, Sales and Service, Mark Ovenden as quoted as saying: "Demand for Ford Ranger continues to rise as consumer needs evolve towards a versatile vehicle that can be used for both work and play.”
The impressive performance was expedited considerably by the combined first-half sales record from major nations such as Philippines, Australia, New Caledonia, Vietnam, New Zealand, Cambodia, Thailand, and Taiwan.
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Overall, Ranger delivered a total of 63,525 vehicles, a noteworthy 21% growth over the same period in 2016
Among the above countries, Australia – one of the best nations to live in the world came out on top of the sales charts, with Ranger sales are up to 19% through first-half of 2017 at a total sales figure of 21,638 copies. Not far behind is Thailand, where the Ranger posted a total sale of 20,230 units. New Zealand closed mid-2017 with a commendable 4,980 vehicles delivered.
Ford stated that the midsize pickup has also become the hot-selling vehicles in emerging markets. Do you think the Ranger should be returning to its sweet home – the US with plenty of healthy global momentum behind it?
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Know more about Ford Ranger 2022
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.
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.
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