Worry-free ownership: Why get a pickup truck amid the pandemic

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Metro Manila (CNN Philippines)— Commuting amid the pandemic feels like riding on a pendulum. While government imposes strict restrictions on public transport for public health reasons, booking a ride-hailing service is likewise in constant flux as quarantine classifications keep shifting, alongside their protocols on which vehicles are allowed to hit the road.

Apart from pedaling a bike, the only safe and convenient way to travel at the moment is by riding a private car.

For those who have the cash to spare and a regular parking spot, purchasing a car seems to no longer be a luxury, but a necessity. During these challenging times, choosing pickup trucks over passenger cars is, safe to say, hitting two birds with one stone. Apart from providing safe mobility, pickup trucks can be used for business ventures, something each household might need after the country plunged into recession.

Resilient vehicle for mobility and profit

Among the present pickup trucks in the local market that do not sacrifice quality is the Ford Ranger Raptor. This Ranger variant can wade through floods with pace, while its race-bred suspension and Fox Racing Shocks dampers soak up off-road abuse brilliantly, delivering a smooth ride.

Thanks to its Terrain Management System, the Ford Ranger Raptor can conquer any type of terrain with its six pre-set driving modes: Baja mode, Sport mode, Grass/Gravel/Snow mode, Mud/Sand mode, Rock mode, and Normal mode.

There’s no snowy terrain in the Philippines but you catch the drift—Ranger Raptor is engineered to deliver the ultimate off-road performance.

Equipped with a 10-speed automatic transmission, the Ford Ranger Raptor’s moderate diesel engine (500Nm Biturbo) is also ideal for everyday use — whether you are transporting groceries or taking your family to the solitary drive-in cinema outside Metro Manila.

On top of all these, the new units of Ford Ranger Raptor this year carry new safety features at no addition to its original price: Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) with Pedestrian Detection, Lane Keeping System, LED Headlamps and High Mount USB Port.

Free Premium Care

Since July 2020, new owners of Ford Ranger Raptor have been enjoying worry-free ownership during the pandemic. Under the Ford Premium Care program, Raptor owners get a free five-year scheduled service maintenance package (SSP), a five-year vehicle warranty (additional two-year extended warranty to the standard three-year factory warranty), and five-year emergency roadside assistance (ERA).

Scheduled service maintenance package

Under the free five-year SSP, the maintenance service for the Ranger Raptor is free for up to five years or 50,000 kilometers, whichever comes first. It is inclusive of parts and labor costs for the periodic maintenance service (PMS) of the vehicle. Customers need not pay for parts and labor when they bring their Ranger Raptor to a Ford dealership for the specified PMS intervals.

Extended warranty

Meanwhile, the free two-year extended warranty (EW) applies after the vehicle’s standard three-year manufacturer’s warranty expires, extending the vehicle’s total warranty to five years or 150,000 kilometers. The extended warranty covers the parts and labor for the repair of various vehicle components such as the engine, transmission, steering, brakes, suspension, and more.

24/7 Emergency Roadside Assistance

Finally, a more premium coverage of the standard three-year emergency roadside assistance is provided to customers buying a Ranger Raptor with the five-year ERA. This is a 24/7 available service in the event of vehicle breakdown or assistance required on the road. This covers towing fees, minor onsite repairs such as battery boosting, refueling, and change of tires.

The Ford Ranger Raptor is a one-of-a-kind performance truck in the Philippines coming straight from the production line. For more information, visit www.ford.com.ph/trucks/raptor.