The local midsize pickup truck category is getting even more competitive as car brands launched their respective new segment challengers. The facelifted Ford Ranger and the all-new Isuzu D-Max are some of the trucks that enter the Philippine market. On the other hand, there are reports which suggest that Nissan might launch the new Navara soon.
2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max Quick Look: The work-and-play truck
Ford Philippines want to capitalize its presence in the said segment as it launches another Ranger variant, the 2021 Ranger FX4 Max. The said truck is inspired by the off-road capabilities of the Ranger Raptor but with more focus on being a workhorse pickup.
2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max
“The Ranger FX4 MAX is definitely a strong addition to our growing Ranger portfolio and further boosts the off-road capabilities of our trucks. It is the perfect pickup for customers who seek adventures as it is equipped with features that offer confidence and convenience in taking on the roads less traveled,” said Ford Philippines president and managing director PK Umashankar.
Ready for work and play
The 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max has a bold, rugged, and commanding stance. It is fitted with a blacked-out grille that features a massive “FORD” trim, which is similar to the design detail found on the Ranger Raptor. The Ranger FX4 Max also comes with uniquely styled side steps that feature a non-slip finish as well as a full-length tubular sports bar finished in matte black. The 2021 Ranger FX4 Max’s bold and rugged stance is finished off with a set of 17-inch alloy wheels with BFGoodrich all-terrain tires.
Distinctive FX4 Max embroidery
Inside, the Ranger FX4 Max comes with a black interior theme along. This truck also gets leather seats that feature carbon-accents with Miko suede inserts and FX4 MAX embroidery. Ford added more creature comforts for the Ranger FX4 Max such as the leather-wrap steering wheel, sports pedals, and all-weather floor mats. In addition, the truck gets an auxiliary switch pack that enables individuals to easily connect and operate auxiliary accessories and equipment seamlessly.
Ford Ranger FX4 Max Auxiliary Switch Pack
Tech & Safety
The 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is integrated with tech and safety features that are intended to make your drives safer and more convenient. Placed right at the center of the dashboard is an eight-inch touchscreen with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility. The truck is also equipped with Smart Keyless Entry with Push Button Start, SYNC 3 with Voice-Activated controls, Bluetooth with Phone/Audio streaming, two USB ports, and six speakers.
In terms of safety, the Ranger FX4 Max gets driver-assist features such as cruise control. It also has an anti-lock braking system with electronic brakeforce distribution, electronic stability control, roll-over Mitigation, and Traction Control. Moreover, the truck comes with a hill start assist, hill descent control, rear parking sensors, Isofix, and driver and passenger airbags.
Unlike the Ranger Raptor that has a towing capacity of 2,500 kg, the FX4 Max can tow up to 3,500 kg. The reason for this is that the Ranger FX4 Max has a leaf spring rather than a coil setup. The Ranger FX4 Max’s suspension setup also translates to a 981 kg payload capacity as compared to the Ranger Raptor’s 748 kg. The Ranger FX4 Max also comes with 2.0-inch monotube Fox shock absorbers for both front and rear.
Ford Ranger FX4 Max is ready to drive through almost any terrain
Under the hood, the 2021 Ford Ranger FX4 Max is powered by a 2.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine that puts out 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.
The Ford Ranger FX4 Max comes with a launch price of Php Php 1,698,000. It is available in the following exterior colors: Arctic White, Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Meteor Grey, Blue Lightning, and True Red.
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