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Ford PH releases Ranger Raptor X and Wildtrak 4x4 with power roller shutter

Both are attractive choices for anyone looking to buy a 4x4 pickup

If you feel like the Ranger Raptor is visually bland, meet the Raptor X. PHOTO FROM FORD

As we reported several months ago, Ford Philippines sells a lot of pickup trucks. So many, in fact, that the Ranger accounted for 66% of the company’s sales total last year (and the year before that). Perfectly understandable, then, that the distributor would do anything to make its bread-and-butter model even more attractive to its customers.

So here’s the Ranger Raptor X.

There's nothing like attention-grabbing body stripes to tell people you like, er, attention. PHOTOS FROM FORD

It’s essentially a cosmetically spruced-up version of the popular super pickup, featuring body side stripes, front tow hooks, matte-black wheels, body-contoured seats, and red interior stitching accents. We already did a feature article on this vehicle from the Australian market.

But the main feature of this Raptor X is the so-called “extended-leg sports bar” for its cargo bed. Should be especially useful for distinguishing it from a regular Raptor, we suppose.

If you dig that 'extended-leg' sports bar, go for it. PHOTO FROM FORD

If a Ranger Raptor is too expensive (or too extreme) for you, you might want to take a look at the Wildtrak 4×4. The more ‘normal’ truck is now offered with a power roller shutter, which should provide convenient protection for your valuables in the cargo bed.

Honestly, the Wildtrak 4x4's power roller shutter is more useful than a sports bar. PHOTOS FROM FORD

The Ranger Raptor X is available in Arctic White, Conquer Gray, and Performance Blue, and goes for P2,038,000. The Ranger Wildtrak 4×4, meanwhile, is priced at P1,728,000. Take your pick.

Vernon B. Sarne

Vernon is the founder and editor-in-chief of VISOR. He has been an automotive journalist since July 1995. He became one by serendipity, walking into the office of a small publishing company and applying for a position he had no idea was for a local car magazine. God has watched over him throughout his humble journey. He writes the ‘Spoiler’ column.