Ford Philippines with the presence of representatives from the Department of Energy(DOE) tested the all-new 2012 Ford Ranger for its fuel consumption by staging a fuel economy run. On a single tank of fuel, the all-new 2.2-liter Ford Ranger XLT M/T managed to travel a total of 1,623 kilometers averaging an incredible 19.44 km/l on its entire journey from Manila, Subic, Clark and Tarlac City.
Representatives from the Department of Energy (DOE) was present during the economy run to witness the process and results, including refuelling of the vehicles at its conclusion to verify results.
With the test vehicle subjected to DOE examination prior to the run, with the Ranger’s hood, lift gate and fuel lid being checked and officially sealed, it made its way to the northern and central parts of Luzon, mixing highway and city driving conditions.
The vehicle had two participants - including a driver and navigator – and was set to normal driving conditions, windows were closed at all times and the air-conditioner was set and secured at speed “1” for the entire duration of the drive.
The run was performed at average speeds between 40-80kph depending on traffic conditions, with the results clearly demonstrating the Ranger’s superior fuel efficiency. Tire pressure on both the front and rear tires are set to 38PSI
“The results of our test drive have confirmed, without question, the all-new Ford Ranger as a class leader of fuel economy in the Philippines,” said Dino Obias, assistant vice president, Marketing, Ford Group Philippines.
Later this month, Ford will host a second fuel efficiency test run with members of the Philippine media which will challenge participants to try and beat these already impressive numbers.