Lean and mean Next-Gen Ranger Raptor makes epic Philippine throwdown at the 6th Ford Island Conquest

May 20, 2023

Ford Philippines is strengthening its leadership in the pickup segment with the official launch of the Next-Generation Ford Ranger Raptor in the country, raising the off-road performance bar as a pickup truck built for true enthusiasts.

Designed and engineered by Ford Performance, the Next-Gen Raptor is an optimized high- performance off-road pickup truck equipped with a reliable, powerful and efficient powertrain, smart technologies and advanced safety features to elevate the standard of off-road driving.

Like its predecessor, the Next-Gen Raptor showcases a commanding look and presence on its exterior, while delivering comfort and convenience inside.

“Rooted in our Ford Performance DNA, the Next-Gen Raptor is more capable and tougher than ever. It is designed to conquer any terrain with a bold new look and powerful performance with major upgrades and enhancements to already-popular features that Filipino customers have grown to love,” says Mike Breen, managing director, Ford Philippines. “We are truly excited for the return of the Raptor brand, and we are confident that the second-generation Raptor will continue to resonate with performance pickup enthusiasts in the country.”



The Next-Gen Raptor gives drivers the confidence to take the vehicle to its limits. It boasts of a Full Time 4-wheel Drive System with the option to switch to rear-wheel drive, a rear locking differential, underbody protection, and aggressive approach and departure angles.

It is equipped with 2.5-inch FOX shocks with position sensitive damping technology that provides higher damping forces at full jounce and rebound to enable better off-road capabilities, while increased wheel travel and outstanding bump absorption deliver supreme stability and comfort on all terrains.

Equipped with a Trail Control System that functions like cruise control tailored for off-road, drivers can select a set speed with the truck to control the throttle and braking functions. This allows the driver to concentrate entirely on steering through challenging terrains such as rocky trails, muddy tracks, and steep inclines.


At the heart of the Next-Gen Raptor is the highly capable, reliable, and already-proven 2.0L Bi- Turbo Diesel Engine mated with the 10-speed automatic transmission with e-Shifter that produces 210PS max power and 500Nm max torque and allows the pickup truck to deliver a seamless and efficient performance.

Equipped with seven driving modes (Normal, Sport, Slippery, Rock Crawl, Mud/Ruts, Sand and Baja), the truck is highly effective in different driving conditions. The modes are calibrated to have an effect on all aspects of the vehicle, from traction control, engine, transmission calibration, and so much more.


The Next-Gen Raptor wraps its performance chassis in a bold and aggressive exterior that not only takes Ranger to the next level, but screams Ford Performance and clearly links it to the rest of the Raptor family. A cut from its first generation, the Ford DNA is visible in the Next-Gen Raptor’s exterior that gives off a tough athletic look that is recognizable at all angles.

Its bold stance on the outside communicates strength and power through its increased track and flared wheel arches. The front commands attention with its unmistakable Ford look on its Matrix headlights with C-clamp daytime running lights and bigger F-O-R-D lettering, as well as the bumper that is separated from the grille. Giving it a muscular stance on the road is the 17-inch alloy wheels with BF Goodrich K02 high performance all-terrain tires designed for aggressive traction for on and off-road adventures.


The exterior strength and purpose continue inside the next-gen Raptor with a sports steering wheel with on-center Raptor logo, durable materials throughout, and Code Orange stitching on the instrument panel, trim, and seats that are further enhanced by Raptor’s ambient lighting at night.

The magnesium paddle shifters enable the driver to shift precisely on the performance modes and deliver exact commands from the driver to the transmission.

The cabin also features all-new, jet fighter-inspired sports seats both in the front and rear with prominent bolstering that is more comfortable and supportive during spirited cornering.


Customers can test drive the Next-Gen Raptor on a specially-designed off-road track alongside the Next-Gen Ranger and Everest at the Ford Island Conquest Year 6 on May 19-21, 2023 at the ARCA South Interactive Park in Taguig City from 9:00am to 9:00pm.

The 4x4 track will allow customers and enthusiasts to experience first-hand the segment-leading features and capabilities of the Next-Gen Raptor, Ranger Wildtrak 4x4 and Everest Titanium+ 4x4 vehicles as they go through various driving courses and challenges. Customers can also test drive the 4x2 variants of the Next-Gen Ranger and Everest on the road, including the recently-launched Next-Gen Territory.

Over P2 million worth of cash discounts and prizes will be up for grabs for customers getting a Next-Gen Territory, Everest, or Ranger, with a cash discount of up to P100,000.


The Next-Gen Raptor is now available across Ford dealers nationwide with a starting price of P2,339,000 and comes with 5-year warranty for a worry-free ownership experience. It comes in five (5) colors which include Arctic White, Absolute Black, Blue Lightning, Conquer Grey, and Code Orange (additional P15,000).

The Next-Gen Raptor is also available for reservation on Ford’s Online Reservation Portal starting today via https://ford.to/RaptorReserveNow. Visit the Ford website or your nearest Ford dealership for more details.

Photos by Randolph de Leon

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Randolph de Leon
Randy is a person with disability (PWD), a partially-blinded person with only his left eye functioning. Since childhood, the automobile has always been his passion, and is able to express it through photography and most recently, through writing as well. Outside the motoring beat, Randy spends time manning the media aspect of his business which he co-founded with his sister/college classmate. It's called Dragonlight Wellness and Solutions, a multi-business venture centering on improving peoples' lives through earning.