There’s been change in the car-modifying scene lately and it’s literally a big one—we’re talking about the rise of the modified truck. Pass by a legit custom shop and you’ll often see one being kitted out with bullbars, lift kits, offroad tires, macho flares, and more. Your project won’t be the best without a strong base though, and we’ve got the king of the monsters right here.
This Wildtrak is the top-tier Ranger model, with the bigger 3.2 engine (that delivers “POWERRR” on tap), full 4x4 rather than 4x2 capability, and it's also quite a classy experience inside despite being ready to smash through brick walls—the plush leather seats, customizable accent lighting, and a very snappy 8” multi-function display are highlights. However, the most important thing is its hot-blooded American genes that oozes from the drivetrain and body styling.
Other pickups are competent contenders, yeah, but the Ranger has presence—very few vehicles have given us that king of the road feel like this truck. It’s so good that you feel on par with all the modified macho pickups already!
This story originally appeared in the January 2017 issue of FHM Philippines.
Minor edits were made by the FHM.com.ph editors.
Photography Ian Guevara