If you're planning on buying a pickup, your decision just got harder. We just drove the revised Ford Ranger, and we like it.
There are 13 variants to choose from, starting with the utilitarian 2.2L 4x2 Cab and Chassis MT, which will set you back by P709,000. The top-spec 3.2L 4x4 Wildtrak with automatic transmission, meanwhile, goes for P1,679,000. It’s a broad price spectrum, with an almost P1 million gap between the top and base variants. Clearly, Ford wants to attract pickup buyers with varying budgets.
Here’s the complete list:
* 3.2L 4x4 Wildtrak AT - P1,679,000
* 3.2L 4x4 Wildtrak MT - P1,619,000
* 2.2L 4x4 Wildtrak AT - P1,530,000
* 2.2L 4x4 Wildtrak MT - P1,470,000
* 2.2L 4x2 Wildtrak AT - P1,420,000
* 2.2L 4x2 Wildtrak MT - P1,360,000
* 2.2L 4x2 XLT AT - P1,279,000
* 2.2L 4x2 XLT MT - P1,219,000
* 2.2L 4x4 XLS MT - P1,199,000
* 2.2L 4x2 XLS MT - P1,039,000
* 2.2L 4x2 Base MT - P889,000
* 2.2L 4x2 Single Cab MT - P769,000
* 2.2L 4x2 Cab and Chassis MT - P709,000
According to Ford Philippines communications head Joseph Ayllon, sales of the outgoing model averaged 700 to 800 units a month, and Ford is hoping to do the same or surpass these figures with the face-lifted Ranger. This pickup is offered in 180 markets around the world.
Reservations for the Blue Oval workhorse are now being accepted at Ford dealerships, with deliveries commencing in September. Coincidentally, that's also almost the same time that the new Everest will be delivered to excited owners.