While my home base may be in Japan, one of the coolest parts of my job as Correspondent Asia is having the chance to report on vehicles in other Asian markets in person. This week I’m in Manila and Malapascua in the Philippines, and Ford Philippines let me crawl all over the new Philippines-spec Ranger.
The 2015 Ford Ranger has just added the Wildtrak top trim to its lineup, which is a slightly prettier variant of their allegedly excellent pickup truck enjoyed in 180 countries around the world.
Badges are the weirdest things ever, you can go full old-GM with them and don't distinguish them at all apart from changing badges or you can do what VW does and make a single platform that can be changed enough to compete in many segments and price brackets. A third option, taken by these two is just not making any…
In 2011, the Ford Ranger was phased out in order to stop the tiny truck from cannibalizing sales from the F150. Ford has claimed their halo truck to be the number one selling pickup truck for as far back as I can remember (24 years apparently). The Detroit firm has come under increasing pressure from its competitors…
When the aliens come to harvest Earth for its talc and mangoes, I'm sure they'll give a quick looking over to our technology and culture. When they evaluate the content of the Internet, I think it's pretty safe to say they'll categorize it as a global infrastructure to distribute pornography and cute kitty and/or…
Others may show you this real 2011 Ford Ranger and complain about us not getting it. Boo-freaking-hoo. This is America. You're saying we can displace myriad native populations but can't get one truck? If you want it, go get it.
With the breeze blowing through his remaining hair, the warm sunshine and the gentle jostle of the road, a truck bed is the perfect place for a nap, especially when you've got a recliner. Leave Junior to the flipping-off-the-onlookers duties.
The first day of racing is done, and the mechanical carnage has been horrific; LeMons Perpetrator Nick Pon was heard to utter "Dang, looks like a Taurus grenade done went off in the SHO pits!