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Ford PH officially unleashes Bronco and Mustang

The off-roader is priced at P4,998,000, and the pony car starts at P3,499,000

Have you been waiting for this badass off-roader? PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Ford fans in the Philippines can finally rejoice as the two latest American-bred stallions—the Bronco and the Mustang—from its Dearborn stable are finally available on our market.

The highly anticipated Bronco only comes in one variant (Outer Banks), and it retails for P4,998,000, with stocks arriving mid-June. It comes in six colors: Eruption Green, Race Red, Cactus Gray, Oxford White, Azure Gray (+P20,000), and Shadow Black.

An off-road package that'll allow you to bring this almost everywhere. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

This comes with the Sasquatch Package, which gives it 35-inch mud-terrain tires, 17-inch beadlock wheels, high-clearance fender flares, and uprated high-performance off-road suspension with Bilstein shock absorbers, making it ready to tackle the trails from the factory.

The rear door and glass swing out separately. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The interior has the appropriate amount of ruggedness and tech in it. It has a 12-inch infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 10-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, an eight-inch digital instrument cluster, USB-C and USB-A ports, a wireless charger, and a myriad of auxiliary switches for your accessories.

It's easy to remove and stow the roof, but the doors are slightly more involved. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The seats are all upholstered in tough leather—appropriate for the removable doors and roof. The front two are heated and have power adjustments, by the way.

Bet you weren't expecting a twin-turbo gasoline V6, weren't you? PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

This rugged body-on-frame off-roader comes with a 2.7-liter twin-turbo gasoline V6 with 330hp and 555Nm. A 10-speed automatic transmission sends power to all four wheels, with the GOAT Modes (Goes Over Any Type of Terrain) to ensure maximum traction in any condition possible.

Ford’s Co-Pilot360 advanced driver-assistance suite is present with such features as a 360° camera, blind-spot monitoring, and adaptive cruise control. FordPass connected car services are also available.

The Mustang has never looked better than before. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Meanwhile, the Mustang comes either in the EcoBoost Premium with a 2.3-liter turbo four (315hp/475Nm), or the GT Premium with the naturally aspirated 5.0-liter V8 (486hp/567Nm). Both send power to the rear wheels via a 10-speed automatic transmission.

It also comes with the Performance Pack, meaning you get the MagneRide active dampers, Brembo brakes, a Torsen limited-slip differential, and an active exhaust.

A turbo four-banger or a growling 5.0-liter V8? PHOTO BY SAM SURLA

Cosmetics are mostly the same between the two, other than different grilles, GT-exclusive hood vents, and staggered 19-inch black aluminum wheels (the EcoBoost has gray 19-inch wheels).

Available colors are Iconic Silver, Race Red, Shadow Black, Oxford White, Vapor Blue, and GT Premium-only Grabber Blue and Yellow Splash (additional P20,000).

No manual for our market, but we do get the 'Drift Brake' that allows you to go sideways easier. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

The interior is the same, with a 12-inch digital instrument cluster, a 13-inch infotainment with wireless Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, a 12-speaker Bang & Olufsen sound system, and a wireless charger.

Leather-trimmed Recaro sports seats hug you in place, and the Ford Co-Pilot360 safety system is also present on both models, alongside the FordPass connected services.

The Mustang EcoBoost Premium will retail for P3,499,000, and the Mustang GT Premium will cost you P3,999,000. Both are offered with a complimentary Peace of Mind service inspection package.

Yes, the Mustang is a 2+2. PHOTOS BY SAM SURLA

Needless to say, it is a good time to visit a Ford dealership. Let us know which one you’re getting.

Sam Surla

Sam is the youngest member of our editorial team. And he is our managing editor (believe it or not). He specializes in photography and videography, but he also happens to like writing about cars a lot.