Ford PH could be launching new Ranger Raptor soon

Updated Aug 15, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

Maybe we’ll get the V6 twin-turbo engine this time around?

The arrival of the next-gen Ford Ranger Raptor could be around the corner after Ford Philippines dropped the current-generation model from its website.

Ford Ranger Raptor front view

Next-gen Ford Ranger Raptor

For a short recap, the new Ford Ranger Raptor made its debut earlier this year with a more rugged design and improved performance. It even already arrived in Thailand where Ford Philippines sources the truck. Now, to answer our questioning minds, we reached out to the company for a statement.

“Since its launch in the Philippines in 2018, the Ranger Raptor has become one of the country’s best-selling pickup trucks. Consumer demand has been consistently high over the past four years,” said Ford Philippines Director for Communications EJ Francisco.

“As of August 15, our Ford dealers nationwide have sold the remaining stocks of the current-generation Ranger Raptor. At Ford, we are always looking to bring products to the market based on customer demand,” he added.

Ford Philippines website

The current-gen Ranger Raptor is no longer listed on the Ford Philippines website

Ford Philippines has not directly addressed the reason why the Ranger Raptor was dropped from the local lineup. But considering the high customer demand for the previous version, the company did not explicitly dismiss the possibility that it could eventually bring in the more performance-oriented version of the next-gen Ranger.

If the Blue Oval company does include the new Ranger Raptor in the local lineup, Filipinos can expect enhancements that separate it from the regular model. We’ll start with the powertrain, which in other markets comprises a new 3.0-liter V6 twin-turbo gasoline engine paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission.

Thanks to the larger engine, the performance-oriented midsize pickup can now make 392 horsepower and 583 Nm of torque. These are huge power bumps as compared to the outgoing model’s 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel engine that has 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque.

Ford Ranger Raptor rear view

It boasts refinements from the front to the back

The use of a Fox suspension system is still carried over to the next-gen model. But this time, the setup has been upgraded with the addition of Teflon-infused oil. As a result, the truck can provide better ride comfort without compromising its renowned off-road capability.

While those sound promising, Ford Philippines has not given any guarantees that the new Ranger Raptor will set its wheels on our roads anytime soon. In the meantime, the automaker is encouraging customers to check out the next-gen models of the Everest and Ranger.

“The next-generation Ford Ranger and Everest have officially been launched in the market. We would like to invite our customers and enthusiasts to check out our next-gen Ford vehicles via our website and in our Ford dealerships nationwide,” concluded Francisco.

We'll just have to wait and see what the next steps are for Ford Philippines regarding the new Ranger Raptor.

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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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