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Friday, July 1, 2022

2023 Ford Ranger Reportedly Coming In 5 Variants, 4 Trims


Update: Ford Philippines has revealed the official trims, prices of the Ranger and Everest (7/8).

A few weeks after spotting them on local roads and the subsequent opening of order books that followed, we have our first indications as to the local specs and variants of Ford’s next-generation Ranger.

Set for a Philippine market launch sometime in July, Ford is reportedly launching five variants of the all-new Ranger in four trims. The trim names should be familiar to Ranger enthusiasts and owners by now: the XL, XLT, Sport, and Wildtrak (check out how each trim looks like in global markets).

Standard on all 4x2 variants is Ford’s 2.0-liter single-turbo 4-cylinder. Ford Philippines hasn’t revealed the final spec of these engines, but it’s likely that they’ll take a page off Nissan Philippines’ (and Ford Thailand’s) playbook and offer the de-tuned version (150 horsepower and 350 Nm of torque) for the sole manual variant—the XL 4x4 MT.

On the other hand, all other variants—the XLT, Wildtrak 4x2, and Sport 4x2 will all get the full-flavored 170 horsepower, 405 Nm of torque version. Shifting duties in this case will be handled by a 6-speed automatic.

Meanwhile, the sole 4x4 variant—the Wildtrak 4x4 stands to get the bi-turbo version of the 2.0-liter motor making 210 horsepower at 3,750 rpm and 500 Nm of torque from 1,750 to 2,000 rpm. This variant also stands to get the 10-speed automatic.

The next-gen Ranger takes its design cues from Ford’s global truck portfolio with a bold new design, a wider stance, larger grille, increased width and wheelbase, and signature C-clamp shaped headlamps. The XL will run on 16-inch steelies, moving up to 17-inch alloys for the XLT, and then 18-inch alloys for both the Sport and Wildtrak. Both the Sport and Wildtrak also have a uniquely-tuned monotube shock absorber too.

Inside, the cabin is completely redesigned with more comfort, technology, and functionality. New features include a new seat design, a digital instrument cluster, a 10- (XL, XLT, Sport) or 12-inch (Wildtrak) colored portrait touchscreen, and SYNC 4A with Wireless Apple Carplay and Android Auto compatibility. 

Being a fleet-oriented model, the XL will make do with 4-way manual adjustable fabric seats, while the XLT (fabric) and Sport (leather) will have 6-way manual adjust ones. The Wildtrak variants will have 8-way power adjust. Dual zone climate control with rear vents is available from the XLT upward.

Six SRS airbags are standard across the range (7 for the Wildtrak) as is ABS with EBD. All variants, XLT and up, get electronic stability control with hill hold control, but only the Wildtrak variants get a 360-degree camera. The Wildtrak 4x4 goes even further with hill descent control as well as a suite of driver assistance technologies including adaptive cruise control with stop & go functionality, lane keep assist, forward collision warning, blind spot indicators, rear cross traffic alert, and evasive steering assist.

It's understood that Ford has yet to finalize the Ranger’s pricing, but officially, they’ve announced that pricing starts at P 1,198,000. That said, if we do an analysis based on the current Ranger’s price tag, this could result in this pricing table. Will we get it right? All eyes will be on Ford in the next few weeks.
  • XLS 4x2 AT – P 1,198,000
  • XL 4x4 MT – P 1,350,000
  • Sport 4x2 AT – P 1,430,000
  • Wildtrak 4x2 AT – P 1,610,000
  • Wildtrak 4x4 AT – P 1,810,000

16 comments:

  1. Napansin ko lang mula nong e required mag sign in prang wla na naga coments hehey na mis ko tloy c rg n ang fan nya.

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    1. Para nga si RG was commenting on RG posts.

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    2. Hahaha fans of RG's Ford frustrations can only look from afar

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    3. Why is Anonymous comments back? RG will be happy

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    4. I think anonymous is ok, after all h freedom of speech. H more fun in carguide if rg n his fan wil be back. Be back ASAP rg LOL ur fan is waiting

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    5. Can you feel it? The imminent return of RG. Where u at fam

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    6. Does the new next gen biturbo 2.0 engine comes with the timing chain type or still a belt type?

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  2. According to Anonymous group of Ford Dealers, there will be 11 Possible Variants for the Ford Ranger:

    1. 2.0 XL 4x2 Manual
    2. 2.0 XL 4x4 Manual
    3. 2.0 XLS 4x2 Manual
    4. 2.0 XLS 4x2 Automatic
    5. 2.0 XLS 4x4 Manual
    6. 2.0 XLT 4x2 Manual
    7. 2.0 XLT 4x2 Automatic
    8. 2.0 Sport 4x2 Automatic
    9. 2.0 Sport 4x4 Automatic
    10. 2.0 Wildtrak 4x2 Automatic Turbo
    11. 2.0 Wildtrak 4x4 Automatic Bi-Turbo

    The Ranger Raptor will be launched in the Philippines by 1st Quarter of 2023.

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    1. This will eventually be the entire line-up, but it seems we won't get all variants at launch due to the global parts shortage, so we'll have five (reportedly) at launch with the variants that you mentioned to follow.

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  3. Sayang. Have been waiting for it since early this year. Wildrak 4x2 is within my budget. But have ordered a different vehicle na.

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  4. Unlikely you'll see the above prices given the Peso's recent decline to 55 to the US dollar. I'd bet we'll see closer to 2M on the Wildtrak 4x4 AT. Time will tell...

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  5. Nagtipid nanaman si Ford Philippines. Walang power roller shutter even sa wildtrak 4x4.

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  6. Does the new next gen biturbo 2.0 engine comes with the timing chain type or still a belt type?

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    1. Per Ford:

      As first pioneered in the 1.0T EcoBoost engine, the 2.0 Panther employs a “wet” cambelt design – literally an enclosed rubber toothed timing belt that runs in a continuous supply of oil.

      This sounds counter-intuitive to any mechanic, who’s been taught that exposure to engine oil is a sure-fire way to reduce the lifespan of any rubber belt – and up till now, they’ve been absolutely correct. But Ford’s engineers came up with a special kind of timing belt, made of materials which can resist the onslaught of engine oil, and which offers quieter and more efficient operation than chain drive systems while taking up no extra space.

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  7. Sir Uly, pansin ko etong bagong ranger at everest 2.0 wala ng fan na connected sa engine, parang cinonvert na nila to electric at di na engine driven.

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