PH-spec Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 predicted to be cheaper than Thai counterpart

Updated Oct 05, 2020 | Same topic: Highlights of the Week

The local Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 will be cheaper than in Thai market due to tax exemption.

The Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 has been recently launched in Thailand with official pricing and full specs. This makes Philippines car lovers more eager than ever with a great curiosity about the pickup’s price on the local market.

 Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 front view

The Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 has been recently launched in Thailand

At the Bangkok International Motor Show 2018, Ford Thailand disclosed the Raptor’s recommended retail price to be THB 1,699,000, The workhorse is also available for ordering in our neighboring market.

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THB 1,699,000 is equal to P2,834,000 including value added tax, excise tax, etc. However, in Thailand, the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 is claimed to be different from normal pickups because its rear axles are installed with coil spring suspension. Therefore, it will be imposed 25% excise tax like pickup platform vehicles (PPVs), instead of 12% like common pickups with leaf spring suspension.

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Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 rear axles

In Thailand, the Raptor is considered to be different from normal pickups because its rear axles are installed with coil spring suspension

In our market, there is no difference of tax levels for pickups’ rear axle spring suspension. According to the TRAIN tax reform law, pickups are not subject to excise taxes. Additionally, the Philippines is a member of ASEAN, so the PH-market Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 is exempt from import duty.

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Know more about Ford Ranger Raptor 2022

Ford Ranger Raptor

The Ranger Raptor 2022 by American truck maker Ford is the brand's entry to the midsize pickup truck segment in the Philippines. It is priced in the local market at Php 2,048,000 for the sole Raptor Ranger 2.0 Biturbo 4x4 AT variant. Powering this truck is a 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine that is capable of generating 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. This is connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.

In terms of dimensions, the Ranger Raptor is 5,398 mm long, 2,028 mm wide, and 1,873 mm high. Other key numbers include the wheelbase at 3,220 mm and ground clearance at 283 mm. The closest competitors of this American truck in the Philippines are the Nissan Navara PRO-4X and Toyota Hilux GR Sport.

₱ 2,048,000

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