Ford Ranger Thunder is the limited, sinister-looking truck we want

Updated Apr 12, 2021 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

It’s dark, brooding, sinister, but at the same time so cool.

Historically speaking, edgy cars, particularly meaner looking special editions, can become potential best sellers. In the U.S. there’s the Buick GNX, a sporty, angular, black looking turbocharged version of the Buick Grand National.

Introducing the Limited-Edition Ford Ranger Thunder

Here in the Philippines, edgy looking limited edition pickup trucks like the Isuzu D-Max Boondock and the Nissan Navara Black Edition are quite common too.

Guess what, Ford is giving the dark and brooding treatment to one of its most popular pickup trucks and the company is calling it the Ford Ranger Thunder.


A picture of the Ford Ranger Thunder near the ocean, parked on a cliff

It's that kind of cool like Spawn, Darth Maul, or even The Incredibles because black and red. Get it?

Ford Ranger Thunder: It’s a Bi-Turbo

Slotted for a very limited 1,400 unit release, the Ford Ranger Thunder is also a no-nonsense truck when it comes to power. Under the hood, it is equipped with the 2.0-liter bi-turbo EcoBlue diesel that we’re all familiar with.

Like on the “normal” Ford Ranger Bi-turbo, Everest Bi-turbo, and the Ranger Raptor, the Ranger Thunder’s engine makes 210 horsepower and 500Nm of torque.

And yes, this exciting looking version of the Ford Ranger is also optimized for carrying heavy loads and off-roading as it does have a four-wheel-drive layout. And lastly, it also has the ten-speed automatic that the EcoBlue Bi-turbo is usually paired with.

A picture of the Ford Ranger Thunder on the road

It has the power to back up the look

>>> Related: Ford Ranger car price in the Philippines

Ford Ranger Thunder: The literal Darth Pickup Truck

What makes the Ranger Thunder stand apart from the already awesome Ranger Bi-Turbo is its exterior design. Ford gave it a Sea Grey paint job, red accents, and a tough-looking set of 18-inch black colored alloy wheels.

And yes, the front grille, skid plates, fog light surrounds, LED bezels, door handles, the load bay sports hoop, and the rear bumper are all given a black paint scheme. 

A picture of the interior of the Ford Ranger Thunder

Step into the dark side and get...comfy

Inside, the Ford Ranger Thunder comes with black leather seats with red-colored “Thunder” embroidery as well as red stitching on the seats, steering wheel, instrument panel, and on several buttons.

>>> Related: Which 2020 Ford Ranger should you buy? [Philkotse Guide]

We want it bad

Remember that point about the 1,400 unit release? Well, all of those are intended for the U.K. with 30 for Ireland.

Do note though that most of the improvements for this intimidating-looking pickup truck are mostly cosmetic so giving other markets where the Ranger Bi-Turbo is already available a chance to get the Ranger Thunder or something similar would be a simpler affair. Right?

It also makes sense too since the Ford Ranger is already very popular here in the Philippines. So yes, we’re pretty sure that a lot of guys will want to buy a black colored, sinister-looking, but very cool truck like the Ranger Thunder.

A picture of the Ford Ranger Thunder near the beach

It's just so cool

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Ford Ranger

<p>The Ford Ranger received numerous facets and practicality and is one of the long-running in the segment of pickup trucks. Still, it has changed a lot in recent years, and today, it is equipped with proper SUV features, truck muscularity, spacious cabin, car drivability, and the like.</p> <p>The sport-themed oriented urban truck was intended for the buyer&#39;s active lifestyle. Hence, the Blue Oval Company&#39;s midsize pickup truck is also utilized as a lifestyle &#39;weekend&#39; SUV aside from being just a pickup car. Its robust and multi-talented platform is common for both Ford Ranger and <a href="" title="Ford Everest Philkotse Car Guide">Everest</a>, the latter is considered one of the leading SUVs in its respective segment.</p> <p>Powering the Ford Ranger is either a 2.5-litre or&nbsp;3.0-litre Dura TORQ TCDi diesel engines that supply high values of power and torque as well as better mileage. It also features enough room and additional space at the back for either business or personal purposes.</p> <p>The double cabin pickup truck comes with on-road agility, together with its competent handling and reasonable off-roading capability with a 4x4 mechanism. Moreover, the midsize pickup truck&nbsp;features top-class safety features and competes with the types of <a href="" title="Isuzu D-Max Philkotse Car Guide">Isuzu D-Max</a>, <a href="" title="Toyota Hilux Philkotse Car Guide">Toyota Hilux</a>, <a href="" title="Chevrolet Colorado Philkotse Car Guide">Chevrolet Colorado</a> and, <a href="" title="Mitsubishi Strada Philkotse Car Guide">Mitsubishi Strada</a>.</p>

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Cesar G.B. Miguel

Cesar G.B. Miguel


Cesar is a graduate of AB English with previous experience working as a freelance writer for varied internet publications in-between his former stints in the Pharmaceutical Industry, and later as a First Aid Provider and Training Staff at the Iligan City Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Office.

Since childhood, Cesar has been keenly interested in cars. He has learned the ins and outs of these marvelous vehicles and is a competent amateur mechanic who is keen on sharing his knowledge.

Cesar is perceptive of car culture in general – not only in the Philippines but in global regard, as well. His knowledge ranges from the prevalent stories and trends among car enthusiasts around the world, to closely following the latest local and international developments in the automotive industry.

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