When an automaker no longer showcases a particular model on its website, there are three reasons that come to mind. It's either the manufacturer may already have sold out the model, phased out the nameplate, or a new one is coming.
In the current-generation Ford Ranger Raptor's case, that ticks two out of three. That's right. It's not phased out, but Ford Philippines no longer lists the performance pick-up truck because they have already sold out its remaining stocks. So if you still want to buy one, sad to say your time has run out.
But hold on for a bit before heading to your next pickup truck candidate. Back in March of this year, the next-generation Ranger Raptor took center stage when it made its way to the ASEAN region at the Bangkok International Motor Show.
The Thai-spec model got a significant boost in power courtesy of a 3.0-liter twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 that puts out 397 PS and 583 Nm of torque. Like the previous model, power is sent to the wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.
However, the Philippine-spec model may still retain the 213 PS, 500 Nm bi-turbo diesel since Ford previously mentioned the engine will still live on in select markets.
Now that Ford Philippines has sent-off the current-gen Ranger Raptor, we can expect them to release official plans on launching the next-generation model soon. Watch this space.