Apart from launching the 3.2-liter Ranger Wildtrak at the 2013 Manila International Auto Show, Ford Philippines also took advantage of its participation in the event by presenting two new variants of the popular pickup.
"The demand for the class-defining Ranger pickup has been extraordinary," said Ford Philippines president Randy Krieger. "With our wide range of Ranger pickups, we are going further to cater to the needs of a full spectrum of our truck customers."
Besides the 3.2-liter Ranger Wildtrak--which you can read about in our April 2013 issue--Ford also introduced the Ranger 4x2 Base Low Rider and the Ranger 4x2 XL at the motor show. By May, the American carmaker will also bring in the Ranger 4x2 Chassis Cab and Single Cab variants, bringing the total number of Ranger variants to 10.
Targeted to meet the specific requirements of Ford’s fleet business, the four Ranger variants are equipped with a 2.2-liter Duratorq TDCi four-cylinder diesel engine with a power rating of 118hp and peak torque of 285Nm. The new Ranger variants have a five-speed manual transmission.
While Ford has yet to set a price for the Ranger 4x2 Chassis Cab and Single Cab variants, the carmaker has pegged the prices of the Ranger 4x2 Base Low Rider and the Ranger 4x2 XL at P859,000 and P959,000, respectively.
By comparison, the 3.2-liter Ranger Wildtrak is priced at P1.549 million.
"The additional Ranger variants are best suited for the demands of our fleet customers--capable and comfortable with exceptional load space," added Krieger.