Ford Philippines is expanding its Ranger lineup in the Philippines with the launch of the new Ranger XLS Sport.
Now available across all Ford dealerships nationwide, the Ranger XLS Sport is an upgraded version of the Ranger XLS variant, featuring design enhancements that make it more striking and easy to notice while on the road.
The Ranger XLS Sport has upgraded 17-inch alloy wheels and sports a glossy black painted rear bumper and front grille. Its sides have been fitted with step boards for ease of entry.
The Ranger XLS Sport remains to be powered by the proven 2.2L TDCi inline-4 turbo diesel engine which generates 160 hp and 385 Nm of torque. It is mated to a 6-speed manual transmission, driving the rear wheels for the 4×2 or all four wheels on the 4×4 variant.
Despite being an entry-level model, it is still generously equipped with a host of safety and convenience features such as ABS with EBD, dual SRS airbags, and ISOFIX child seat anchor points. It also has cruise control and Ford’s SYNC infotainment system, allowing ease of access to the Ranger’s entertainment system and connected mobile devices through simple voice commands.
The Ranger XLS Sport initially comes in two variants: the Ranger XLS Sport 4×4 MT priced at P1,211,000 and the Ranger XLS Sport 4×2 MT priced at P1,062,000. It will be available in five colors, including Arctic White, Absolute Black, Aluminum Metallic, Meteor Grey, and True Red.
“The new Ranger XLS Sport is definitely a welcome addition to our already extensive Ranger lineup in the country, catering to customers with more utilitarian needs. It remains one of the most powerful and performance-bred pickup trucks in the market today with a more striking and recognizable exterior while still retaining the same Built Ford Tough features that our customers have grown to love,” shares Ryan Lorenzo, AVP, Marketing, Ford Philippines.
First quarter retail sales for the Ford Ranger rose 25 percent from the same quarter a year ago to 3,142 vehicles, including March sales increasing 21 percent to 1,137 vehicles.
Ford launched the new Ranger lineup in the country last year, which consists of nine different variants, including the first-ever Ranger Raptor, the popular high-series Wildtrak, mid-grade XLT, and more utilitarian XLS variants.