Announced many times, the brand new 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor looks is ready for production. Of course, with many more secrets. Also, there are speculations about the name (Ranger Raptor or Ranger FX4). According to available information, the sale is expected at the end of 2018, with the first models in the South African market. Certainly, we expect it to become a global model. In any case, the North American market is likely to emerge after the return of the standard Ford Raptor. First of all, intended to compete with the new Chevy Colorado ZR2.
As things stand now, they will have a greater distance from the ground, a much wider tire, a wider bumpers and a new engine hood. Also, the radiator grille will be packed with plenty of chrome details and large FORD letters. A high-strength steel and lightweight aluminum-alloy body has a steel front bumper with tow hooks. Of course, complete lighting will be in LED technology. Side steel running boards considerably facilitate entry into the cabin and protect against damage. The tailgate will probably have a Raptor tag, and the rear bumper will also have a tow hooks. The cabin features extremely comfortable leather seats, a new telescopic leather steering wheel and dual-zone automatic climate control. For parameter control, it will have two 4.2-inch TFT color display. The center console is likely to be a 8-inch touch screen (Ford’s SYNC3 interface).
This high-performance off-road pickup will be significantly longer, wider and with greater wheelbase than the Ford Ranger. Placed at least 17-inch alloy wheels with BF Goodrich All-Terrain TA tires (probably 33-inch). Concept model is the Crew Cab with four doors, and probably other variants will be offered. This option provides accommodation for five passengers. We also believe that it will have several levels of trim. With the weight between Ranger and Raptor, it will probably have a slightly higher payload and towing capacity.
As standard, it offers a four-wheel drive, while optionally a 4×2 drive (front or rear wheels). Although a 6-speed or 8-speed gearbox is mentioned, we still believe that it will get a new 10-speed automatic transmission. It is also likely to receive the new 6-mode Terrain management system assisting drivers. As far as engine selection is concerned, two petrol and one diesel engines are mentioned. The most realistic is the 2.7-liter V6 EcoBoost engine of 325 hp and 375 or 400 lb-ft (508 or 542 Nm) of torque. The second is the 3.5-liter V6 EcoBoost engine of 375 hp and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque. This engine can be with 365 hp and 420 lb-ft (569 Nm) of torque, that is 450 hp and 510 lb-ft (691 Nm) of torque. And finally, it’s likely to offer a 3.2-liter Duratorq turbo diesel engine. The current models have 185 hp and 350 lb-ft (475 Nm) of torque.
Unfortunately, the price of 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor is not yet known. However, given the competitive models, we expect the basic model to cost around $ 42,000.