From the parking spot to the rugged Lahar fields: Ford kicks off the launch of the NextGen Ford Ranger and Everest
By: Giovanni Flaviano
DAVAO CITY – Similar to fitting the armor suit of Marvel Comics’ Iron Man (except for the blasters and missiles), the NextGen Ford Ranger and NextGen Ford Everest is like experiencing toughness on a whole new level complemented by a leading technology that behaves like an artificial intelligence (AI) running and taking care of all the vehicle’s internal systems. From the bold new look, to a digital instrument cluster and large infotainment screen, a practical and versatile cargo management system, to a tailgate that doubles as a functional work surface, and a range of powerful and efficient powertrains, including a 3L V6 Diesel, here are the things you need to know about the next-generation Ranger and Everest.
The next-gen Ranger is bold and confident on the outside with a defined new grille, rear box side step, wider track and wheelbase, embossed tailgate and LED taillamps, and C-clamp LED headlamps that give it that unmistakable ‘Built Ford Tough’ look. Its cabin is completely redesigned with the Ranger-first digital instrument cluster, 10” or best-in-class 12” portrait touchscreen, 360-degree camera, and SYNC4® with Apple Carplay and Android Auto capability. An upgraded chassis and suspension ensure excellent ride and handling, whether riding with passengers, fully loaded with cargo or towing.
Meanwhile, the next-gen Everest is a standout on the road with its C-Clamp headlights, LED taillights, as well as the hands-free liftgate and panoramic moonroof. Sophisticated, spacious and beautifully-crafted with new soft touch finishes, its interior is designed and engineered to be a sanctuary with 360-degree camera, SYNC® 4A with wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto capability and wireless charging pad. Stronger and wider, the next-gen Everest boasts of updated chassis and refined suspension, offering enhanced ride comfort and handling to customers.
Both vehicles come with a 5-year warranty to enhance the ownership experience. The longer warranty offering will cover the next-gen Ranger and Everest for up to 5 years or total mileage of up to 150,000 kilometers, whichever comes first.