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Sunday, April 10, 2022

Will You Pay P 2.4-Million For A V6 Gas-Powered Ranger Raptor?


In what could be yet another strong indicator to its Philippine pricing, Ford has now detailed the pricing of its 2022 Ranger line-up in Australia.

With a launch date set for June 2022, the Ranger in Australia is priced around AUD 1,000 to AUD 2,000 (P 38,400 to P 76,800) more than the outgoing line-up. Further reiterating earlier releases, the next-generation Ranger drops the long-serving 2.2-liter turbodiesel in favor of a 2.0-liter powerplant in single and bi-turbo flavors.

Moreover, being the first market to confirm the 3.0-liter V6 turbodiesel, that engine option bumps up the price by AUD 3,000 (P 115,200). The V6 is available on the XLT, Sport, and Wildtrak trims. No word yet if this engine will be offered for the Philippine market. It is, however, offered in the current F-150 Diesel which was launched last year.

Another interesting bit surrounds the pricing of the top-of-the-line Ranger Raptor. Like in Thailand, the performance pickup truck drops its bi-turbo 2.0-liter diesel in favor of a twin-turbo 3.0-liter V6 gasoline engine. The 397-horsepower truck is priced at AUD 85,490 or around P 3.28 million—an 8 percent premium over the out-going Ranger Raptor.

Extrapolating that pricing, the all-new Ranger Raptor may be priced north of P 2.2 million when it arrives here versus the current version’s P 2.048 million price tag (if the outgoing Ranger Raptor’s used as basis).

Using the next-generation Ranger Wildtrak as basis, however, Ford puts an AUD 18,000 premium between the two variants. This translates to a P 691,000 jump over the Wildtrak. This could bring the Raptor’s pricing to P 2.481 million.

So far, Ford Philippines hasn’t given any solid indication to the Ranger and Ranger Raptor’s launch dates. That said, sources say the carmaker has already depleted its current stocks of its best-selling pickup truck. This is surely a strong sign that they’re getting to launch the next-generation model real soon.

What do you think of the next-generation Ranger’s pricing?

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