Words and photos by Christopher Kho
After months of teasers, previews, and a supply problem pushing back the launch date by a month, the country's most-anticipated pickup truck has finally arrived. Once and for all, we got to see Ford's all-new Ranger in the flesh when it made its official Philippine debut at the 8th Manila International Auto Show (MIAS).
With all the build-up, the all-new Ranger lives up to all of our expectations without a doubt... well, at least whilst standing still on the show's floor. It looks just as good in person as it does in pictures, and it's only when you get up close do you truly comprehend what Ford meant by its “21st Century Tough” styling. And with its large fenders and high beltline, the all-new Ranger ain't afraid of flexing its muscles. While the high pedestal where it was mounted certainly helped enhance its bulk, let me assure you that this is one hell of a big truck. Measuring 5.274 meters long and 2.13 meters wide, it’s almost as big as an F150.