Are you waiting for the all-new Ford Ranger PH launch? [Poll of the Week]

Updated May 23, 2022 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

The Blue Oval brand says it’s coming in mid-2022.
 

Ford Philippines has been teasing us with the official launch of the all-new Ranger. Based on its  official website, the car brand has previously said that the next-gen Ranger will be arriving in the Philippines in mid-2022. 

Next-gen 2023 Ford Ranger driving off-roadNext-gen 2023 Ford Ranger

With that, we can assume that the all-new Ford Ranger could find its way to the Philippines as early as June since that is the earliest month one could think of when you mention mid-year or mid-2022. But, Ford PH is tight-lipped as to when exactly the next-gen Ranger will arrive on our shores.

Production for the 2023 Ford Ranger has already commenced in Thailand. In fact, factory workers held a send-off ceremony for the first completed batch of the fourth-generation midsize pickup. The first batch is bound for Australia, where the model has been developed since the previous iteration dating back to 2010.  

Speaking of Thailand, Philkotse’s Content Manager Jacob Oliva flew to Thailand to test drive the next-gen 2023 Ford Ranger. And it’s safe to say that he was not disappointed with the capabilities and improvements integrated into the all-new Ranger. Oliva noted that the new version of Ford’s midsize pickup truck can satisfy individuals who are waiting for its debut. He added that it has “set the bar higher for lifestyle trucks.” 

2023 Ford Ranger First Drive (We Flew to Thailand!) - Philkotse Quick Look

While official Philippine specs are yet to be revealed by Ford, the all-new Ranger features a revamped exterior along with a restyled interior. What’s more interesting is that the Ranger is now more tech-savvy as it comes with new features such as a tablet-like infotainment system.  

Ford PH is also secretive as of this writing when it comes to engine options. To put things in perspective, other markets are bound to get a 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel engine that puts out 250 hp and 597 Nm of torque. It comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

Of note, Ford PH has yet to announce the exact official launch date of the all-new 2023 Ranger. But, the Blue Oval brand has indeed confirmed that will arrive in the local market by mid-2022. With that, it can debut in the Philippines as early as June or it can also arrive in July or in August. 

So, are you waiting for the all-new Ford Ranger’s Philippine launch? Cast your vote now in Philkotse’s Poll of the Week.

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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Martin Aguilar

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Martin is a BA Literature graduate from the University of the Philippines Diliman. He started his writing career as an editorial assistant and writer for various magazines under ABS-CBN Publishing. Before being the Content Editor of Philkotse, Martin was a writer for Autoindustriya then shifted gears in 2017 to become the editor for AutoDeal.

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