By THEPHILBIZNEWS STAFF
Starting this 2020 with a band, Ford Philippines launched the new Ford Ranger FX4 to add to its best-selling Ranger portfolio which makes them the country’s automotive company with the widest range of pickup trucks with 13 available variants.
The center of attraction was the new Ford Ranger FX4 which boasts its bold design inside out and features that will help widen the appeal of the Ranger among customers seeking for a versatile and capable pickup truck.
In his speech, Ford Philippines Managing Mr. PK Umashankar said,, “The new Ranger FX4 is a strong addition to our Ranger lineup as we continue to offer a variety of our ‘Built Ford Tough’ pickup trucks to customers with different needs, budget, and lifestyle, clearly signifying that there is indeed a Ford Ranger for everyone,”
Tough look, New Design
Globally, Ford is known for its sturdy feature and design, and this was very evident in the Ranger FX4’s eye-catching design that distinguishes itself across the entire Ranger lineup when it was brandished during the launching.
With unique 18-inch black alloy wheels, new mesh grille, extended steel sports bar, and ebony black accents on side mirror caps, door handles, front and rear bumpers and fender features give the Ranger FX4 a distinctive look and style.
The standout decals along the lower doors and a 3D badge on its tailgate complement its attractive design.
While this is a new breed of Ford Ranger, the Ranger FX4 retains its refined look with FX4-embossed leather seats, FX4-branded floor mats, and sporty dark environment highlighted by race red stitching accents on the soft top instrument panel, center console, gear shifter, and door trims.
Comfort and Style
Making sure that comfort and style are retained, the Ranger FX4 is equipped with a selection of features that enhance the driving experience for both drivers and passengers.
Bagging the newly infotainment system with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, including a new 8-inch full color touchscreen. Plus, the driver-assistance technologies (DAT) that includes Cruise Control, Anti-lock Braking System (ABS) and Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), Rear Parking Sensors, Rain Sensing Wipers, Power Folding Mirrors, and Electronic Power Assist Steering (EPAS), collectively bringing in comfort, safety, and convenience in every drive.
The head-turner new Ranger FX4 is available in Ford dealerships nationwide starting January 23, 2020 with a starting retail price of Php1,256,000 for the 4×2 manual variant and Php1,316,000 for the 4×2 automatic variant. It comes in five colors: Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Arctic White, Meteor Grey, and True Red.
Ryan Lorenzo, marketing director, Ford Philippines said, “The Ranger FX4 takes toughness to a whole new level with a new look, sleek design, and relevant features customized to fit the needs of a new breed of pickup truck customers with both work and play needs.”
Ranger for Everyone
Aside from the new Ranger FX4, Ford Philippines is also introducing a series of enhancements and upgrades to its entire Ranger lineup.
Ranger XLS variants now come with a new 8-inch LCD touchscreen radio with Apple Carplay and Android Auto Capability. A new Ranger XLS Sport 4×2 A/T variant is added to the Ranger XLS products available to customers.
Ranger XLT variants also come with a new 8-inch LCD touchscreen radio with Apple Carplay and Android Auto Capability.
Meanwhile, Ranger Wildtrak 4×2 variants now have a new wheel design and LED headlamps. The Wildtrak 4×4 also has a new wheel design, LED headlamps, camera-based Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection and high-mount USB feature to support various dashcam models.
Lastly, the Ranger Raptor now comes with a camera-based Autonomous Emergency Braking with pedestrian detection, high-mount USB, and LED headlamps.
“We have gone further in our pickup truck lineup by bringing more value to our customers with enhanced technology and content in all our Ranger products while retaining current pricing – more value at the same price. With the widest range, widest price brand and higher value for our pickup trucks, there is indeed a Ranger for everyone in the Philippines,” added Umashankar.
The launch of the Ranger FX4 also officially marks the kick-off of the Ford Island Conquest event this year. The first leg of the experiential test drive will happen on January 24-26, 2020 from 9:00am to 9:00pm at the SM Mall of Asia Concert Grounds in Pasay City.