Little brother Ford’s F-150 Raptor is finally ready. Of course, it’s the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor final model. The official presentation was recently in Thailand (Bangkok), and the first models will be available on Asia Pacific markets. Primarily compete with the new Toyota Tacoma TRD Pro, as well as the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2. As for the U.S. model, the first official information will be this autumn, probably as 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor.
This little truck the off-road version of the Ranger pickup. Noticeable is a new grille with the F-O-R-D lettering, steel front bumper and composite fenders, as well as complete LED lighting. In cabin are the faux suede seats, leather telescopic steering wheel with red stripe, dual-zone automatic climate control and 8-inch touchscreen. Available will be five exterior colour: Lightning Blue, Race Red, Shadow Black, Frozen White and a Conquer Grey.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor is a wider and taller, bigger clearance for 11 inches, with Fox Racing Shocks at all four corners. Also has an independent front suspension and a solid rear axle. This hard-core off-road version has a towing capacity 5511 lbs (2500 kg). In addition has a four tow hooks: the two front to 9920 lbs (4500 kg) and two rear to 8377 lbs (3800 kg). Placed at the 17-inch wheels with a 33-inch BFGoodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 tires. For now, offering Crew Cab with four doors, designed to accommodate five passengers. External dimensions: length 212.5 inch (5398 mm), width 85.8 inch (2180 mm) and height 73.7 inch (1873 mm).
Built is a slightly lighter 2.0-liter twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel. Production this engine is a 210 hp and 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) of torque. Like the Ford F-150 Raptor, for on-road performance has a Normal and Sport modes, while off-road performance with Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Sand Rock and Baja modes. The standard drive is all-wheel drive, combined with Ford’s 10-speed automatic transmission (developed in conjunction with GM Company). It also offers a 4×2 drive option. It is important to mention that 12-speed and 13-speed automatic transmissions have been tested, but will not be in use for now. All in all, for U.S. the market is likely to offer a 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost, or a 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine. Also, mentioned Ford’s 2.3-liter inline-four-cylinder EcoBoost engine. Probably will have less fuel consumption.
Although we mentioned the price of about $ 42,000, the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor final model is likely to be somewhat more expensive than $ 40,000. Of course, the gasoline models will be much cheaper.