2020 Ranger XLS, XLT now get touchscreens while Wildtrak models get LED headlights as standard
The Ford Ranger Raptor won't be the only one getting upgrades, after all, Ford Philippines has announced that the entire Ranger pickup lineup gets an upgrade.
Ranger XLS and XLT variants will now come with a new 8-inch LCD touchscreen display complete with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto to replace the dated SYNC infotainment system.
Meanwhile, the Ranger Wildtrak 4x2 and 4x4 variants get new wheel designs and LED headlights as standard. Only available for the 4x4 version, however, is the addition of a high-mount USB port which can power dashcams, similar to the one added to the Ranger Raptor.
All variants will keep the same powertrain, the XLS and XLT continue to be powered by the 2.2-liter Duratorq turbo-diesel engine rated at 160 PS and 385 Nm of torque mated to either a six-speed automatic or manual transmission. Ranger Wildtrak models will still be powered by the 2.0-liter EcoBlue turbo-diesel engine. The 4x2 single-turbo variants are rated at 180 PS with 420 Nm of torque, while the more powerful bi-turbo models produce 213 PS and 500 Nm of torque.
Will new upgrades mean there's a substantial increase in price? None at all, according to Ford Philippines.
“Our Ford Ranger portfolio remains at the top of the chain when it comes to class-leading features. This year, we have gone further by bringing more features and upgrades in all our Ranger trucks while retaining current pricing. With a Ford Ranger, customers get more value at the same price,” said PK Umashankar, Managing Director of Ford Philippines.
The updated 2020 Ford Ranger lineup is now available across all authorized Ford dealerships in the country.