For nearly 10 years, Ford’s Raptor has been reserved for the brand’s F-150 model. Now, the Raptor performance trim is coming to the midsize Ford Ranger.
Here’s your first look at the Ford Ranger Raptor!
This iteration of the Raptor will sport a 2.0-liter twin-turbodiesel engine, good for 210 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque. Along with a diesel engine, it gets a coilover rear suspension with a Watt’s link setup, front and rear Fox Racing Shox, a beefed-up brake system, and finally, it will boast a 10-speed transmission.
Unfortunately, the Ranger Raptor is launching in the Asia Pacific market, with no announcement for a stateside release just yet. However, Ford Performance chief engineer Jamal Hameedi tells Drive that it would be a “slam dunk for the U.S.”.
That’s a good indication that we may see the pickup in the future. He also hinted that a gasoline engine would likely be offered for the U.S., which would be the consumer’s preference.
Take a look at the Ranger Raptor up top, and stay tuned for further details.