Jose Altoveros / Jose Altoveros | September 22, 2018 10:18
Top of the line Ford Ranger comes with the same engine as the Raptor
Alongside the debut of the Ranger Raptor, Ford Philippines also revealed the refreshed Ranger. The new Ranger features Ford’s next-generation powertrain, is equipped with the latest features, and now has an updated styling giving the pickup truck a more modern look. More so, the updated Ranger is already available at Ford dealerships nationwide with prices starting at Php 1,029,000.
The biggest update to come with the 2019 Ranger is the new range of powertrain options. The 3.2-liter diesel engine of the out going model has been dropped and in its place are two new motors: a 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel which produces 213PS and 500Nm torque and a 2.0-liter turbo engine that outputs 180PS and 420Nm. The two new motors are then mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission. For those wondering, yes, the 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel found here is the same engine found on the Ranger Raptor. The proven Duratorq 2.2-liter has been retained and continues to produce 160PS and 385 Nm torque.
Styling wise, the refreshed Ranger does not take on a radical makeover. Instead, the Blue Oval has simply given it a quick nip and tuck, giving the Ranger’s design a more modern flare. Up front, there’s a new grill coupled with a redesigned front bumper. Wildtrak variants are now equipped with HID projector headlights with LED daytime running lights. Step inside and the cabin has also been updated to match the exterior.
Apart from the new powertrain and updated styling, the new Ranger also comes with host of features such as Autonomous Emergency Braking, Active Park Assist, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Departure Warning. The XLT and Wildtrak variants are now offered with Tailgate Lift Assist. Sync3 infotainment is standard on all variants.
Prices of the 2019 Ford Ranger are as follows:
- 2.2 XLS 4x2 MT - Php 1,029,000
- 2.2 XLS 4x2 AT - Php 1,089,000
- 2.2 XLS 4x4 MT - Php 1,178,000
- 2.2 XLT 4x2 MT - Php 1,173,000
- 2.2 XLT 4x2 AT - Php 1,233,000
- 2.0 Turbo Wildtrak 4x2 MT - Php 1,390,000
- 2.0 Turbo Wildtrak 4x2 AT - Php 1,455,000
- 2.0 Bi-Turbo Wildtrak 4x4 AT - Php 1,695,000