The F-150 has officially made its comeback in the local market as Ford Philippines introduced two variants of the full-size pickup truck. Filipino car buyers will have a choice of two variants, 4x2 Lariat SuperCrew AT and 4x4 Platinum SuperCrew AT, with a starting price of Php 2,698,000.
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Both variants are equipped with a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 gasoline engine that delivers 375 hp and 637 Nm of torque. The 4x2 and the 4x4 F-150 trucks also feature the same 10-speed automatic transmission.
Ford Philippines told Philkotse.com that the positive sales performance of the Ranger Raptor in the local market gave the brand confidence to bring back and offer the F-150 again.
The Ford F-150 is offered in two variants with a starting price of Php 2,698,000
The company added that the F-150 is targeted towards individuals who are looking for a pickup truck that has more power and more refinement as compared to the Ranger. In case you're wondering, the F-150 for the Philippine market are produced at Ford's Dearborn plant in the United States.
The resurgence of the Ford F-150 in the Philippine market further expands the local truck lineup of Ford, which now totals 15 variants with the Ranger being the most of it. The F-150 is a bigger truck as compared to the Ranger.
To put things in perspective, the F-150 measures 5,890 mm long, 2,029 mm wide, and 1,961 mm tall (for the Platinum SuperCrew). On the other hand, the Ranger is 5,354 mm long, 1,860 mm wide, and 1,821 mm tall. That’s a difference of 536 mm in length, 169 mm in width, and 101 mm in height.
The Ford F-150 can drive through any terrain
One of the highlights of the F-150 is its body. Ford said that the F-150 is built with a high-strength, military-grade aluminum-alloy body, which is a lighter material as compared to steel. As such, the lighter aluminum body of the F-150 is said to contribute to the truck’s overall fuel economy.
However, when asked about the fuel economy of the F-150 in cosideration of local roads, Ford PH said that it has yet to be determined. But, the blue oval brand is confident that the F-150 will deliver reasonable fuel economy rating.
In terms of the design, the F-150 is a big truck that comes with a bold and composed stance. Standard across both variants are body-color bumpers, 20-inch alloy wheels, daytime running lamps, quad-beam headlamps, LED fog lamps and taillamps, a 5.5-inch long box, and front tow hooks.
The exterior of the F-150 4x4 Platinum AT comes with a silver mesh satin-aluminum grille, which makes it stand out from the 4x2 variant. It also has chrome accents, which you can see in many parts of the truck like the side mirror, tailgate handles, door handles, among others.
This is the Ford F-150 Lariat variant
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In addition, the Platinum AT variant is fitted with high-gloss black B-pillar, twin-panel moonroof, and power deployable running boards. The F-150 4x2 Lariat variant, on the other hand, is offered with the Sport appearance package that comes with a body-color grille with black mesh.
Inside, the F-150 features a straightforward dashboard layout along with leather seats, silver accents, and ice-blue ambient lighting. The standard features integrated into the truck's interior are the following: dual-zone automatic air-conditioning, push start button, power tilt & telescopic steering column, leather steering wheel, among others.
Both F-150 variants also feature an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system that’s integrated with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. Moreover, the 4x4 and 4x2 F-150 comes with Ford SYNC 3 as well as a 10-speaker with a subwoofer sound system powered by Bang & Olufsen.
The intrerior of the 2020 Ford F-150 looks stylish
In terms of safety, the locally available F-150 comes standard with dual front airbags, front-seat side airbags, roll stability control, anti-lock braking system with electronic brake-force distribution, among others.
The F-150 is all set to go for an off-road adventure
The F-150 has a starting price of Php 2,698,000 for the F-150 4x2 Lariat SuperCrew AT and Php 2,998,000 for the F-150 4x4 Platinum SuperCrew AT.
Variants of the Ford F-150: Platinum (left) and Lariat (right)
The F-150 4x4 Platinum comes in four colors including Blue Jeans, Star White, Iconic Silver, and Agate Black. The Star White color variant, which is a special color for the F-150 4x4 Platinum, is available for an additional Php 15,000. Meanwhile, the 4x2 Lariat variant also comes in four (4) colors including Rapid Red, Oxford White, Iconic Silver, and Agate Black.
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Know more about Ford F-150
One of the most popular and comprehensive pickup truck is the Ford F-150. This generation was introduced since 2015 and undergone remarkable changes throughout the years. The pickup truck has improved in terms of towing and hauling capacities, for those with 10-speed automatic transmission and select engines with extra engine power. In 2019, the Ford F-150 model added new shocks, new engine as well as features like forward- collision warning, pedestrian detection, and automatic emergency braking. In 2020, all engines of the pickup truck come with a 10-speed automatic transmission. It is equipped with engine options and several features. It suits all categories, whether it is for an entry-level truck or luxury. Moreover, aside from the customization options offered, the Ford F-150 features a powerful engine, appealing style, and a roomy interior as well. For cargo capacity, the pickup truck provides three various bed lengths such as 5 feet and 6 inches, 6 ft. and 6 in and 8 ft. Also, there are some small-item storage spaces available. Furthermore, it is available in six distinct colors: Star White, Oxford White, Agate Black, Rapid Red, Blue Jeans, and Iconic Silver. At present, the Ford F-150 has two different trims - Ford F-150 4x2 Lariat SuperCrew AT that costs Php 2,698,000 and Ford F-150 4x4 Platinum SuperCrew AT that costs Php 2,998,000.