Ford Thailand has recently debuted the refreshed Ford Ranger and Ford Everest. While the shape of the two vehicles remains the same there are minor updates done to the exterior. On top of this, the Blue Oval brand has also launched a new variant of the Ranger dubbed the XL Street. The new variant comes in the form of a single cab pickup truck that is much lower to the ground than the regular Ranger. It also comes with a unique set of decals to also help set it apart from the regular lineup.
In the case of the regular Ford Ranger, it now comes with a new grille design similar to that found in its US-spec counterpart. The popular pickup truck now also comes with a new bumper to match the grille. Moving on to more specific upgrades starting with the Wildtrak. It now has orange inserts inside and out, while the XLT now comes with more chrome. Ford Thailand has also added a new interesting feature to the Wildtrak variants in the form of a power-roller shutter for the bed. Aside from these new updates, the popular pickup truck still remains the same as before.
Power options are still the 2.0-liter single and bi-turbo motors, while the traditional 2.2-liter also sticks around for the lower variants. The 2.0-liter BiTurbo still makes 210hp and 500 nm of torque, while the single turbo variant makes 178hp and 420Nm of torque. The entry-level 2.2-liter motor, on the other hand, still produces 157hp and 385 Nm of torque. Transmission options remain the same with higher tier variants getting the 10-speed automatic transmission, while the entry-level models get the 6-speed manual or the 6-speed automatic.
Like its pickup truck brother the Ford Everest also only gets cosmetic upgrades. It now takes on new styling cues from its Sport variant to give it an overall slightly more refined look. Changes to the 7-seater diesel SUV include a new grille, new ‘Everest’ chrome hood lettering, chrome door handles, and chrome side mirrors. New color options have also been added to the SUV in the form of Snow Flake White Pearl for its Trend, Titanium, and Titanium+ variants, as well as Deep Crystal Blue for the Titanium Sport model. Aside from this are no other changes done to the vehicle as all of its specifications have been carried over from the previous iteration.
There is no word yet as to when Ford Philippines plans to bring in these new “refreshed” models into the local market. However, it's safe to assume that these could come sometime in 2021.