Ford Ranger Raptor Revealed – Arriving In SA in 2019

Say hello to the new Ford Ranger Raptor which is an off-road ready version of the pickup truck slotting below the very popular F-150 Raptor.

This is the first-ever Ranger Raptor which has been designed, built and tested to set a benchmark as the only factory-built performance truck across Asia Pacific.

“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.”

Powering the pickup is a new 2.0-litre twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel unit which develops 210 horsepower (156 kW) and 500 Nm of torque. This is pushed to the all-wheel drive system through a 10-speed automatic gearbox that’s co-developed by Ford and GM.

If you want to give it some more stance and presence, you could even opt for some Ford Ranger fender flares.

  • Long-travel Fox suspension with rear coilovers
  • Extra underbody protection
  • 17-inch rims covered in BF Goodrich all-terrain tires
  • 332mm front and rear brake discs
  • Ground clearance is increased to 283mm
  • Approach angle of 2.5°, ramp over angle of 24°, and departure angle of 24°
  • Overall dimensions are 1873mm tall, 2180mm wide and 5398mm long
  • Noticeably bigger from its regular Ranger siblings
  • Adopts the Baja driving mode from the F-150 Raptor

It will be coming to South Africa in 2019 when it will be produced both in Thailand and at the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria.

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