Back in November 2020, Ford Thailand unveiled the updated Ranger. With that, it was only a matter of time before we got it. Three months have since passed, and Ford Philippines has finally introduced it here as well. Like the model shown in Thailand, the Philippine-spec 2021 Ranger benefits from the upgrades seen in the overseas model.
Starting with its exterior, the 2021 Ranger takes some cues from the U.S-spec model with its new grille. However, the bumpers are still the same as the current model. From now on, most variants also come standard with blacked-out wheels. As for the interior, there are a few trim changes, but it's largely the same as the current Ranger.
Of course, there are also variant-specific updates as well. For instance, the Wildtrak gets more orange inserts inside and out, and it also gains an optional power-roller shutter for the bed. Meanwhile, the XLT gets a few more chrome trinkets, and the XLS sheds the chrome for gloss black trims. As for the Raptor, it also gets the new grille as part of the 2021 update.
On to engine options and they're still the same as before. The base engine is the familiar 2.2-liter turbodiesel that's been offered since 2011. There's also the EcoBlue 2.0-liter engines in both single and twin-turbo variants. All engine power ratings remain the same, so you get 160 PS and 385 Nm in the 2.2-liter, 180 PS and 420 Nm in the single-turbo 2.0-liter, and 213 PS and 500 Nm for the twin-turbo diesel. Also carried over are the transmission options, which include a six-speed manual, a six-speed automatic (for 2.2-liter turbodiesels), and a ten-speed automatic (for EcoBlue engines).
Prices for the updated 2021 Ford Ranger line-up are as follows:
Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x2 M/T: PHP 1,062,000
Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x2 A/T: PHP 1,092,000
Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x4 M/T: PHP 1,181,000
Ranger 2.2 XLT 4x2 M/T: PHP 1,176,000
Ranger 2.2 XLT 4x2 A/T: PHP 1,236,000
Ranger 2.2 FX4 4x2 M/T: PHP 1,256,000
Ranger 2.2 FX4 4x2 A/T: PHP 1,316,000
Ranger 2.2 FX4 4x4 M/T: PHP 1,356,000
Ranger 2.2 FX4 4x4 A/T: PHP 1,416,000
Ranger 2.0 Wildtrak 4x2 M/T: PHP 1,390,000
Ranger 2.0 Wildtrak 4x2 A/T: PHP 1,455,000
Ranger 2.0 BiTurbo Wildtrak 4x4 A/T: PHP 1,728,000
Ranger 2.0 BiTurbo Raptor 4x4 A/T: PHP 1,998,000
Do note that this update will be the last for the current generation. Ford has confirmed that the next-generation Ranger will roll out by 2022, along with the all-new Everest.