Confirmed: FordPass coming to the Philippines 

Updated May 13, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It allows you to start your Ford using your phone. Neat. 

By now, many people already know that the 2022 Ford Ranger is coming to the Philippines. Besides that, though, the American brand also said that FordPass is also coming to the local market as well. 

A picture of the 2022 Ford Ranger at the media ride and drive event in Thailand

The 2022 Ford Ranger displayed at the Ranger media ride and drive event in Phuket, Thailand

This was confirmed by Ford during the media ride and drive event for the next-generation Ranger in Phuket, Thailand, which Philkotse attended. 

So what is FordPass? To put it simply, it is an application that allows the owners of particular Ford models to control their vehicles via their smartphones. 

Specifically, it can be used to remotely lock or unlock a vehicle’s doors, and it can also help find your car via its vehicle locator function. The latter, of course, will be useful if you left your ride in a large and disorienting parking lot. 

Also, it enables remote vehicle starting, while at the same time pre-cooling the interior by way of the climate control’s Auto mode.

Other features that FordPass offers include an easier way to book a service or locating a nearby Ford dealership, a vehicle status checker complete with vehicle health alerts, access to Ford’s roadside assistance phone number, and access to various guides. 

A picture of the FordPass UI.

Fancy the idea of using your phone to control your Ford vehicle?

Of note, not all features of the FordPass are confirmed to arrive in the Philippines, as this app’s feature set does vary depending on the market. Moreover, the said app is only available for phones that use Android 7.0 and above versions, and iOS 13.0 and above versions. 

Furthermore, the Blue Oval brand also said that the FordPass app will not arrive just yet with the next-generation Ford Ranger, which is scheduled for its Philippine launch in the middle of this year. The automaker did say that the feature will be coming soon.  

So, are you interested in the idea of literally using your smartphone to remotely control your car? If you are, then keep it here on Philkotse for more updates. 

Know more about Ford Ranger 2022

Ford Ranger

The Ford Ranger 2022 is the Blue Oval company's entry into the pickup truck segment. It is available in the Philippines with five variants including 4x2 and 4x4 options. Ford Ranger 2022 Philippines price starts at Php 1,155,000 for the base Ranger 2.2L XLS 4x2 MT and goes up to Php 1,748,000 for the top-spec Ranger 2.0L BiTurbo Wildtrak 4x4 AT with Power Roller Shutter. Under the hood, this truck comes with three engine options.

Lower-end variants get a 2.2-liter TCDi diesel engine that makes 158 horsepower and 385 Nm of torque. Meanwhile, the Wildtrak 4x2 is powered by a 2.0-liter single turbodiesel that generates 178 horsepower and 420 Nm of torque. Lastly, the Wildtrak 4x4 and FX4 MAX use a 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine that churns out 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The engines can be connected to a 6-speed manual, 6-speed automatic, or a 10-speed automatic transmission.

When it comes to the dimensions, the Ranger spans 5,354 mm in length, 1,860 mm in width, and 1,848 mm in height (1,821 mm for XLS, XLT, FX4 | 1,852 mm for FX4 MAX). Moreover, the wheelbase is rated at 3,220 mm, while the ground clearance varies between 256 mm for the FX4 MAX and 232 mm for the rest. In the local market, this American truck is competing against the likes of the Toyota HiluxMitsubishi Strada, and Isuzu D-Max.

₱ 1,155,000 - ₱ 1,758,000

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel

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Cesar Guiderone B. Miguel was born and raised in Iligan City, Lanao Del Norte. He graduated in 2010 with a Bachelor of Arts in English degree from Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology. He previously worked as a freelance writer for various websites, as a member of the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction Management's training staff, and as a medical sales representative.

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