Next-generation Ford Ranger launched

Published July 29, 2022, 9:15 AM

by Inigo Roces

New look, new abilities

Ford Philippines has just launched the much-awaited, next-generation Ford Ranger. The latest model features improved capability and comfort, advanced technologies, and smart connectivity that deliver new and improved experiences to pick-up customers.

New look and capabilities

The next-generation Ranger is identifiable by its new grille and signature C-clamp headlights. A subtle shoulder line runs along the sides, incorporating a new wheel-arch design. The new lights house matrix LED headlights with an Adaptive Front Lighting System for the Wildtrak 4×4 variant. To match the front, the LED taillamps clamp onto the new tailgate with ‘RANGER’ stamped onto it. Beneath the new bodywork is an upgraded chassis riding on a wheelbase 50mm longer and a track 50mm wider than the previous Ranger.

Other improvements include a new rear box step, clamp pockets in the tailgate to turn it into a work bench, and spring-loaded caps that cover it when not in use. It also has a Tailgate Lift Assist–enabling users to close the tailgate with just a light touch.

Redesigned interior

Inside, the new model features premium soft-touch materials to go with a roomy cabin. At the heart of the Ranger’s connective experience is the large vertical touchscreen display. It complements the fully digital instrument panel and is loaded with Ford’s latest SYNC 4A with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto capability.

It also comes with a 360-degree camera to make navigating tight urban spaces a breeze. The center console also integrates features like a new climate system, and wireless charging. There are also new storage bins under and behind the rear seats.

Improved ride

Designed for a wide range of work, family and play, the Ranger’s chassis and suspension has received an overhaul. The front wheels have moved forward by 50mm for a better approach angle and outward for better off-road articulation. The rear suspension dampers were moved outboard of the frame rails to give a better ride both on- and off-road.

Drive modes

Powering the vehicle is a choice of engines for various needs and lifestyles. Top of the list is a 2.0L Bi-Turbo mated with a 10-speed automatic transmission for the 4×4 Wildtrak. It produces 210-PS of maximum power and 500-Nm of maximum torque. The 2.0L Single Turbo mated with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission is for the other Ranger variants, capable of 170-PS of maximum power and 405-Nm of maximum torque.

To manage this power, there are also selectable drive modes that include Normal, Eco, Tow Haul, Slippery, Mud/Ruts and Sand. These drive modes automatically optimize performance for different surfaces, road conditions and vehicle usage.

Smarter tech

As expected, the Ranger comes with a suite of smart driver-assist technologies that include Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-and-Go and Lane Centering, Lane Keeping System with Road Edge Detection, Automatic Emergency Braking with Pedestrian Detection, Forward Collision Warning, Lane Keeping Aid & Lane Departure Warning, Pre-Collision Assist with Intersection, among others. It also comes with up to seven airbags to protect everyone inside the vehicle.

“With a bold look and design, premium interior, enhanced ride comfort, and outstanding new capabilities, the next-gen Ranger is set to once again define the pickup truck segment in the country. We’re truly excited to offer this amazing vehicle to our customers whose needs and lifestyles cut across work, play, and family,” adds Michael Breen, managing director, Ford Philippines.

Pricing

The next-gen Ford Ranger will be available in eight) variants at a starting retail price of ₱1,198,000, all the way up to ₱1,875,000.

Those looking to test drive the next-gen Ford Ranger can visit the Ford Island Conquest test drive event on July 29 to 31, 2022 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Arcovia City in Pasig. The event is open to the public and admission is free. Over ₱3 Million worth of cash discounts and prizes are up for grabs for customers reserving their Ford vehicles at the three-day event.

 
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