Fans of the Ranger FX4 that have always wanted to get a proper 4x4 variant can now get one. After launching the 4x2 versions earlier this year, the Ranger FX4 is now available in 4x4 guise.
“The Ford Ranger FX4 4x4 is an exciting addition to our Ranger lineup as we continue to complement and enable a diverse range of customer needs and lifestyles. It is a fully-loaded truck with competitive pricing that will strengthen our position in the 4x4 pickup segment,” said PK Umashankar, Managing Director of Ford Philippines.
The Ranger FX4 4x4 remains visually unchanged from its 4x2 brethren. From the black mesh grille, blacked-out 18-inch alloy wheels, black tubular sports bar, and the black-painted side mirror caps, door handles, and fenders, the 4x4 variant looks as cool as the 4x2 version. Topping off the exterior accents are the 'FX4' decals and badges placed throughout the exterior.
It's the same story inside as it is still equipped with FX4-embossed leather seats and floor mats, race red contrast stitching on the instrument panel, center console, and door trims. As an added touch, faux carbon-fiber trims further enhance the overall look and feel of the FX4's interior.
In terms of cabin amenities, the FX4 4x4 comes with an 8-inch touchscreen infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, as well as Bluetooth connectivity and voice control. Other neat features available inside the FX4 are cruise control, power-folding side mirrors, and a 12V power socket for the rear passengers.
Under the hood, it's powered by a 2.2-liter turbo-diesel engine that puts out 160 PS and 385 Nm of torque. Power is then sent to the rear wheels via a six-speed automatic transmission or a six-speed manual gearbox. Standard safety features present on the FX4 4x4 are anti-lock brakes, electronic brakeforce distribution, rear parking sensors, rain-sensing wipers, and cruise control.
The new Ranger FX4 4x4 will be available in Ford dealerships nationwide starting September 25, 2020. It will be available in five shades of color that include: Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White, Meteor Gray, and True Red.
The 2020 Ranger FX4 4x4 M/T retails for PhP 1,356,000 while the top-of-the-line 4x4 A/T has a sticker price of PhP 1,416,000. Customers that wish to purchase the new Ranger FX4 4x4 can take advantage of an exclusive launch discount of PhP 50,000.