Ford Philippines today announced it has begun taking pre-orders for the first-ever Ranger Raptor at all Ford dealerships across the country, one of the most highly anticipated vehicles arriving in the Philippine market this year.
Customers can secure a reservation for the Ranger Raptor by contacting or visiting any Ford dealer nationwide, ensuring they will be among the first in the Philippines to own the ultimate performance off-road truck.
Ford will announce official pricing for the Ranger Raptor closer to its launch date, which is scheduled within the third quarter of the year.
“The Ranger Raptor is bringing to life our unparalleled truck expertise at Ford. All over the world, it continues to generate a lot of interest, and in the Philippines, we’re equally excited to be working with our Ford dealers to begin accepting reservations,” says Bert Lessard, managing director, Ford Philippines.
Described as a combination of an ATV, a motorcross bike, and a pick-up truck, the Range Raptor has certainly borrowed many of the styling cues of the F-150 Raptor. Its design is characterized by a rather large grille, with the “FORD” insignia boldly placed on it. The aggressive grille is flanked by LED headlights with LED daytime running lights. Butching up its looks are a bulging hood, extremely wide fender flares, and satin skid plates at the front and rear. There’s a new set of LED tail lights, and there are Ranger and Raptor badging at the back, which are done in black. Being a Raptor, the wheels are wrapped in chunky BF Goodrish all-terrain tires.
The new Ranger Raptor is powered by an all-new EcoBlue 2.0 liter twin-turbo inline-4 diesel engine that produces 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque, mated to a 10-speed automatic and an electronically selectable 4WD system. Unique to the Ranger Raptor is the Baja sand racing mode. Ensuring its off-road stability and durability are its beefy extended-travel Fox Racing shocks, uprated brakes, and it benefits from a Watts Link rear suspension.
Development took place mainly in Australia, where it was honed in the desserts and sand dunes of Australia’s vast geography.
“The excitement towards the Ranger Raptor is definitely gaining ground, so we would like to invite all enthusiasts to visit a Ford dealership to make an advanced booking. After all, there are no better pick-up truck specialists than our Ford dealers who will take time to talk about trucks to interested customers,” adds Lessard.
With pick-up trucks being exempted from the TRAIN automobile excise tax, with the entire Ranger line-up seeing a price decrease, do you think the Ranger Raptor will be a hot seller?