Well, Ford Philippines has changed just that, as it has just announced that 4x4 configurations for the Ranger FX4 will soon be available in our market. To be exact, the new pickups are set to hit Philippine dealerships on September 25, 2020.
The FX4 4x4 gets the same styling as its 4x2 counterpart. A black mesh grille, 18-inch black alloy FX4 wheels, and a black tubular sports bar among others, highlight its exterior.
The interior, meanwhile, is clad in a mix of black soft-touch and plastic materials accentuated with red stitching. It also sports FX4-embossed leather seats and floor mats, as well as an Apple CarPlay- and Android Auto-compatible eight-inch infotainment system up front.
Under the hood, the FX4 4x4 gets a familiar 2.2-liter turbodiesel engine that generates 158hp and 385Nm of torque. Available gearboxes are a six-speed manual and a six-speed automatic.
“The Ford Ranger FX4 4x4 is an exciting addition to our Ranger lineup as we continue to complement and enable a diverse range of customer needs and lifestyles. It is a fully-loaded truck with competitive pricing that will strengthen our position in the 4x4 pickup segment,” shares Ford Philippines managing director PK Umashankar. “With this new 4x4 variant for the FX4, we are able to cater to customers who need a truck that can take off-road surfaces, challenging terrains, and extreme road conditions.”
The Ranger FX4 4x4 MT will be priced at P1,356,000 while the AT can be had for P1,416,000. An exclusive launch offer of a P50,000 discount will also be available for both variants.
What do you think of Ford’s decision to bring in a 4x4 variant of the FX4 here? Let us know in the comments. Likewise, if you want to read more on the FX4’s 4x2 variant, then check out our previous story here.