2022 Ford Ranger debuts in Thailand; Could PH be next?

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Just four months shy of its global reveal, the all-new Ford Ranger hits the Southeast Asian scene with a launch in Thailand.

2022 Ford Ranger debuts in Thailand; Could PH be next?

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The all-new T7 Ranger measures 5370 mm long, 1918 mm wide, and 1884 mm high. It has a wheelbase of 3270 mm. The longer wheelbase was achieved by moving the front wheels forward by a little bit. Doing so has given the all-new Ranger a better approach and departure angle, which helps in off-road situations.

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Inside and you’ll be greeted with a black and gray cabin for regular Ranger variants, while orange contrast stitching is added for the Wildtrak. There’s also a combination of real leather and synthetic leather upholstery, and for the first time, second-row air conditioning comes as standard equipment.

The dashboard features an 8-inch multi-information display, and a 10.1 or 12-inch infotainment screen that looks very much like a tablet. The infotainment has wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, it also runs the newest Bluetooth plus voice command system named SYNC4A.

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Now, on to the engines; The Thailand spec Ranger has two options. There’s the 2.0-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder turbo diesel with 170PS and 405Nm of torque. The engine is paired to either a 6-speed automatic transmission with Select-Shift or 6-speed manual transmission.

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The range-topping Wildtrak comes with the 2.0-liter EcoBlue Bi-Turbo. It produces 210 PS and 500 Nm of torque. There’s no manual transmission option for the Bi-Turbo, as it’s only offered with a 10-speed automatic transmission with an electronic shifter.

Ford gave the all-new Ranger a whole host of safety equipment, such as ABS and EBD, ESP, and traction control. There’s also hill-start assist and rollover risk reduction for standard Ranger models. While All 4×4 variants get Ford’s Terrain Management system that changes the Ranger’s characteristics depending on driving modes.

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The Wildtrak though has added intelligent safety features like,  Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support, Lane Departure Warning, Reverse Brake Assist, Evasive Steer Assist, Blind Spot Information, and Adaptive Cruise Control with Stop-And-Go.

With the launch in Thailand, local Ford Ranger fans can expect a launch soon.

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo Salapantan

Pablo's first word was probably "Car", and this has developed into a personal passion that has consumed his professional life as well.

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