Ford Reveals The New 2019 Ranger Raptor

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor,, Iain Shankland

Ford released some details of the new 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor at the reveal in Bangkok on Wednesday (Feb. 7, 2018).

No word on a North American version at this time, with Ford Thailand just saying that “the Ranger Raptor is set to turn heads throughout Asia Pacific and around the world.”

However, the All-New 2019 Ranger for North America will be at the Canadian International AutoShow next week, so possibly we’ll get more information then.2019 Ford Ranger Raptor,, Iain Shankland

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor,, Iain ShanklandRumour and speculation say the N.A. version will have the same 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6 engine producing 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque that is in the new Edge ST.

Powering the “Asia Pacific and around the world” Ranger Raptor is a new 2.0-liter twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine developing 210 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, mated to an all-wheel-drive system through a 10-speed automatic gearbox.

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor,, Iain ShanklandThe Ranger Raptor go-anywhere abilities are provided through a long-travel Fox suspension with rear coil overs, extra underbody protection and shod in BF Goodrich all-terrain tires on 17-inch rims.

“The Ford Performance team is excited to extend the Raptor name from our flagship off-road performance F-150 to Ranger,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance. “Just like the F-150 Raptor, the Ranger Raptor builds upon the core capability of the range of vehicles it comes from and carries the unmistakable Ford Performance DNA appearance.”

2019 Ford Ranger Raptor,, Iain ShanklandDeveloped mostly in Australia, with help from the brand’s US Raptor team, the Ranger Raptor will be assembled in the company’s factory in Thailand.2019 Ford Ranger Raptor,, Iain Shankland

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