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Tuesday, May 31, 2022

Spotted! 2023 Ford Ranger In The Philippines


The Philippine launch of the 2023 Ford Ranger nears as stocks start making their way to dealers. Spotted by a reader on the expressway, they clearly show “Wildtrak” and “4x4.” This is our first look at the highest non-Raptor trim for the next-generation pickup truck.

Despite problems surrounding its parts supply chain, it looks like a couple of Ranger units did make it from Thailand to the Philippines. Based on the photos three colors are available: Meteor Gray, Artic White, and Aluminum. It’ll likely be joined by Luxe Yellow which is the new signature color for the Ranger Wildtrak.

Based on available information, the 2023 Ranger Wildtrak 4x4 is positioned as the line-up’s tech leader. In that regard, it comes with features such as a unique grille design with a mesh insert, LED C-clamp headlights, and boulder gray 18-inch alloy wheels. New key features such as the box step also look visible (if you squint hard enough).

Inside, the Ranger Wildtrak 4x4 goes all tech with its 8-inch digital cluster, 12-inch LED infotainment screen with SYNC 4A, smart climate control, a wireless charging pad, and wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. The large tablet-like screen also doubles as the monitor for the 360-degree camera. Plus, the SYNC 4A system also features OTA or Over The Air updates to keep it up-to-date throughout the vehicle’s life.

Powering the Ranger Wildtrak 4x4 is a bi-turbo 2.0-liter diesel engine with 210 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. It’s mated to a 10-speed automatic and comes with selectable drive modes for its 4x4 system. The Wildtrak 4x2, meanwhile, is expected to use the single-turbo 2.0-liter engine with 170 horsepower and 405 Nm of torque. It’ll use a 6-speed automatic.

Aside from its 360-degree camera, the Ranger Wildtrak will debut a whole suite of advanced driver assist systems such as adaptive cruise control with lane centering (20 km/h upward), pre-collision assist, evasive steer assist, blind spot indicators with reverse brake assist, and automatic high beams.

Naturally, Ford Philippines hasn’t revealed the pricing for the all-new Ranger Wildtrak, but it is expected to go up. In Australia, for instance, pricing is up around P 76,000 compared to the outgoing model, while in Thailand, the Ranger Wildtrak 4x4 is priced at the equivalent of P 2.005 million.

Reports indicate that the next-generation Ford Ranger will be launched sometime between July and August.

35 comments:

  1. Enter the usual complaints about the engine, tranny, suspension, electrical systems, aftersales service & parts availability, dodgy dealerships, etc. 😂

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    1. The usual complaints of people who haven't tried ford like RG.

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    2. haha no! 1st gen new ranger, and even 1st gen raptor. almost all of my friends went back to casa for trans replacement and turbo replacement. it is normal for 1st gen ford products to go loco, which is sad

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    3. To be fair though the 10-speed automatic, 2.0 bi-turbo and 2.0 single turbo engine are used in the 1st gen Raptor and previous gen 2nd-facelift Ranger. Maybe Sync4A is the one needed to be watched carefully.

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    4. @anon 6:42 am - if you keep on attacking me at least keep it fresh and witty 😄

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  2. @Uly, seems like PH market is getting the one with shark fin... if Ford PH will just play their cards well, they could give a "friendly price" to loyal Ford customers, while providing an "introductory price" (for a month) to other buyers...

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  3. I think The All-new Ranger Sport will replace the outgoing Ranger FX4.

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    1. Keane Calimlim Technically still not confirmed yet.

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  4. Bogus warranty in parts not even a cabin light bulb that would last in a year time
    Present day Raptor owner!

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    1. because casa knows you ford raptor owners are abusive on the road and negligence on maintenance.

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    2. First Gen 4x2 Conquest owner here Toyota replace the whole front light assembly when light won’t turn on when pressed.

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    3. If something breaks or not working properly, Ford blames the owner. Typical.

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    4. ^
      that's pretty much how all manufacturers are, toyota included

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  5. Uly, with so many more electronic systems in this new Ranger (compared to the previous iteration) makes me wonder about the long-term usage, reliability and durability of this one. Also the afterservice after 5 years or more would be worrisome. Reliance on too much electronics makes up for a case of planned obsolescence.

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    1. Just buy a reliable n easy to maintain hilux or even the value for money navara

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    2. The reality today is we may no longer have running (working) vintage cars for those upwards 90's vehicles due to the electronics they carry. Like your mobile phones or TV, it is throw away basis already after 3-5 years, Unless still working, if is expensive to recon or rebuilt even if possible.

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    3. Only the shell/body seats will remain. In the future the engine, transmission, radio/touchscreen will be replaced with modern versions even to the point of converting the car/truck to electric.

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  6. On my own pref i dont like the ride of hilux over the ranger.. I hope ford did rectify it compared to prev gen common issues and addressed it well after spending billions of dollars with its engineers for the research.

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    1. I believe that's because Americans always want something new. New doesn't always mean better. Japanese automakers, on the other hand, always use tried and tested formulas even though it may seem older but definitely more reliable.

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    2. But with Apple it’s the opposite. They’re taking their time.

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  7. Yup very correct and true. Most of Filipinos are on to branding specially on trending wear, appliances and vehicles... But make sense we're on the move to new technology, that's were Ford plays a vital role on it, just hope we peole will take on overall performance over branding..

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  8. People may have seen fords being at a bad light, but ford lovers won't stop buying it anyway. My cousin even bought one(ranger raptor). And btw, they started from adventure(sold), then dmax traded to a hilux, added fortuner, pajero, fj cruiser and now their latest addition the raptor as their new family farm truck. You guys should stop that brand wars on who's better, i myself have seen cars from known brands brokedown and turned into a headache from its owners.

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    1. Madami lang talagang iyakin kapag may nakaappreciate sa brand na ayaw nila, lol!

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    2. Branding is everything for most customers. How each product performs is secondary.

      There is a reason why you see more Ford Territories, MGs and Geelys than other Chinese-made brands/model.

      Ford Territory buyers found comfort in the fact that despite it's made in china and china-only model, at least it's a Ford, a global and one of the most valuable brands.

      For Geelys, they marketed well the fact that they own Volvo and share the same tech.

      MG is technically a UK brand, and the products we get here are also present in other developed markets like UK and Australia.

      When you hear Ford you think about, among other things, Trucks/SUVs and Mustangs. Ford Ranger will continue to sell well here (thanks also in part for the favorable tax schemes on pick ups) and globally.






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    3. I just sold my 2013model xlt ranger today.. grabi napa iyak ako parang separation anxiety ata ako ngayon. But anyway focus nalang kasi parating na si wildtruck 2023 model. I love ford i didn't experience yung mga negative comments nila dyan. Iniisip kulang ito kayang mga bitter mag comment my ford unit kaya sila? 10 years kong ginamit ford wala akong problima.

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  9. IPO, ford has great design without compromising its realibility and durability. Can't wait to have you soon to start our journey's together...

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    1. Whaat??? Halata nman masyado u LOL

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  10. Stil hav my 2013 ranger - had problem w/ driver door lock, lighting sequence - but i intend to replace this to latest model

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  11. This thread has been hijacked by Ford PR Team

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    1. Korek u dyan...mga hijaker tma na LOL vry vry obvious nakayo.

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    2. When satisfied owners give their testimonies, you accuse them as Ford PR team. What a bunch of clowns.

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  12. Not here to bash about their reliability. I just think the front grill is so ugly. The rest of the truck looks rugged and boxy. But the grill is just so bad. I cannot not look at it! If it were a person it would be Piolo Pascual's body with Caco's face.

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