It’s no secret that Pinoys love pickup trucks. Their power, size, and versatility makes them an excellent all-around choice for multiple lifestyles. For drivers who want to do everything, pickups provide an all-in-one solution, making it the one vehicle they have to own.
The next-generation Ford Ranger is an excellent example of a car that can do it all, with features that let owners use it for work, play, and family. Here are five reasons why you might want to look into getting one of your own:
The interior of the next-generation Ford Ranger has been completely redesigned to maximize comfort. The cabin is roomier than in previous models, giving you more space for family and friends. The driver and passenger seats also feature a convenient power adjustment system that lets you ride in your most comfortable positions. No matter what you’re using it for, the Ranger guarantees a smooth ride.
Ford made sure that the Ranger ’s exterior is no slouch, either. The brand’s unmistakable DNA can be seen on every line of its bold silhouette, balancing brute strength with elegant sophistication. The cargo bed measures an impressive 1564 x 1584 x 540mm, making it a valuable partner for work deliveries.
12” Colored Portrait Touchscreen
Every Ford Ranger comes with a state-of-the art touchscreen infotainment hub that comes with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto pre-installed; the Wildtrak variant has a supersized 12” version, while the others feature a sizeable 10” version. Paired with a high-quality six-speaker surround sound system, you’ve got everything you need to cruise around the city to the beat of your favorite playlist.
It also comes in handy on hectic workdays, too, as its connectivity options allow you to go completely hands-free for calls that can’t wait for you to get off the road. Voice commands enabled in the Wildtrak variant let you plot your day efficiently on your morning drive to the office.
2.0L Turbo Diesel Powertrain
A Ford pickup wouldn’t be what it is if it couldn’t take you on adventures everywhere. The Next-Gen Ranger Sport and Next-Gen Ranger XLT both have a 2-liter turbo diesel engine capable of producing 170PS at 3500 rpm, with a maximum torque of 405Nm at 1750-2500 rpm. That’s more than enough to bring your family and a cargo bed full of heavy luggage up the steepest mountain roads for those weekend getaways.
If you want even more power, the Wildtrak variant has a 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine that hits 210PS at 3750 rpm, with a maximum torque of 500Nm at 1750-2000 rpm. Wherever you want to go for play, the Ford Ranger can take you there with ease.
360-Degree Camera View
The safety of your family always comes first. On top of intelligent safety features like Hill Launch Assist & Roll Over Mitigation, an anti-theft engine immobilizer, and child seat ISOFIX anchor points in the rear seats, the Ford Ranger also comes with multiple cameras installed around the exterior. This gives you a 360-degree view of your car's surroundings on your info screen, allowing you to drive with full awareness and avoid collisions.
Selectable Drive Modes
Underscoring the Ford Ranger ’s all-around capabilities is its ability to switch to different drive modes at the touch of a button. Each mode allows you to drive at optimum performance based on different road conditions and surfaces. You can change from settings ideal for a road trip to settings that are better suited for short trips around the city, maximizing your fuel efficiency as you go.
With these features and a five-year/150,000 km warranty (whichever comes first), the Ford Ranger truly is a pickup that can handle every aspect of your work-play-family balance. If there’s one car you buy in the coming year, you may want to give the next-generation Rangers a solid look.
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