DAVAO CITY – As pickup trucks have become the growing lifestyle vehicles not only for luxury but as well as ‘work horses’ for businesses that require heavy towing, payload and off-roading, the Ford Ranger pickup trucks has become one of the top-selling vehicles in the country.
The Ford Ranger has evolved into modern lifestyle vehicles that offer the same comfort and technologies as cars, but with the versatility and toughness to function as a workhorse, business partner, family vehicle, and anything in-between. Work or play, the modern pickup truck is the ultimate expression of independence and local enterprise.
Ford Philippines launched the new model of the Ford Ranger last year with enhanced power, performance, and smart and safe features. The new “Built Ford Tough” Ranger expands on its capabilities and off-road credentials to best complement and enable the wide-ranging diversity of its customer’s work and lifestyles.
“With the new generation powertrain and advanced features, the new Ranger will continue to build on its already strong and widening appeal among Filipino customers, setting a new benchmark in the country’s growing pickup truck segment,” said Ryan Lorenzo, marketing director, Ford Philippines.
BETTER PERFORMANCE WITH NEW POWERTRAIN
The new Ranger offers a choice of three diesel powertrains to deliver great versatility and meet consumer demands for a wider variety of requirements. These include the new generation 2.0L Bi-Turbo and 2.0L Turbo engines, and the Ranger’s proven 2.2L TDCI Engine.
Available exclusively on the Wildtrak 4×4 variant, the new generation 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel is paired with an advanced 10-speed automatic transmission to bring greater torque, improved flexibility and a quieter, more comfortable drive. The 2.0L Bi-Turbo takes advantage of sequential turbocharging to deliver great responsiveness, drivability and maximum efficiency.
A pair of turbochargers are employed for maximum performance and efficiency. A variable geometry turbocharger is employed to deliver greater throttle response and eliminate lag by spooling up quickly at low speeds. The second unit is a fixed geometry turbocharger with a high flow capacity to deliver maximum power and performance.
With 500Nm from a low 1750rpm, the Bi-Turbo delivers a greater torque spread, with the 10-speed’s close rations reducing gaps in power and acceleration to make steep, slippery hill-climbs, for instance, much easier. The Wildtrak variant optioned with the new engine maintain Ranger’s equal class-leading payload and 3500kg towing capability.
The 2.0L Turbo diesel engine, available on the Wild 4×2, is also mated to Ford’s advanced 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver 180PS and and impressive 420BNm of torque.
The XLT and XLS variants, which now includes a Ranger 2.2L XLS 4×2 AT variant in the portfolio, are equipped with Ranger’s proven 2.2L TDCi engine, which offers 160PS/385 Nm and comes with a six-speed automatic or manual transmission.
New packaging also enables geometry changes that bring improved ride, a reduction in body roll as well as improved steering precision. Crucially, while improving the drive and refinement, the suspension changes do no impact on Ranger’s equal class-leading towing and payload capabilities.
“The new Ranger continues to bring its ‘Built Ford Tough’ promise to life, delivering an even more capable pickup truck. We look forward to serving even more Filipinos with the new Ranger’s tough capabilities and versatility that make it the perfect vehicle for work or play,” added Lorenzo.
Customers in Davao City can get the Ford Ranger at zero downpayment for Ranger XLS 4×2 MT and XLT variants via EastWest Bank financing. Other Ford Ranger viariants are available with an all-in-downpayment for as low as PH58,000.
The new Ranger is available in Ford Davao located at Km. 7, Lanang, Davao City with telephone number (082) 234-1111. For more details about the Ford Ranger, visit Ford Davao or www.ford.com.ph/trucks/ranger/.