This summer ford confirmed the existence of an Australian hardback Ranger Raptor cross-country truck. Now, it is reported that the carmaker will make its debut in Bangkok, Thailand on February 7, 2018.
The news came from cars in Australia, which also said that the truck would be powered by a new 2.0-liter turbodiesel four-cylinder, rather than a number of previously speculated 2.7 litres of EcoBoost v-6 power. However, the new powertrain is expected to perform better than the 3.2 litre turbodiesel i-5 in the standard Australian market ranger. The unit generates 197 horsepower and 347 pounds of torque. Driving also shows that Ranger Raptor will get the 10-speed automatic transmission developed jointly by ford and GM, just like the f-150 Raptor we get here. There is also expected to be a lower gear box.
Normally, we would be very jealous that a forbidden fruit is making its debut, not our own. But the ford brigade is coming back to the United States in 2019, which makes us hope we can finally get something like Ranger Raptor. The release of 2019 means we will soon see the us specification Ranger, which will continue to drive ford’s T6 global pick-up truck platform. A year after the Ranger relaunched, we’ll get the same basic ford Bronco SUV. The global rangers are currently produced in Thailand, South Africa, Argentina and Nigeria, but the truck will also be built at Michigan assembly plant in Wayne, mich., and the Bronx.
The pilot report says the Ranger Raptor will get a version of the multi-link rear suspension of the ford Everest SUV with a helical spring, along with a wider track and higher ground clearance. The truck will also get the 17-inch alloy wheels wrapped in the 285/70R17 BFGoodrich A/T tire.
We have contacted ford to confirm the Ranger Raptor’s debut date but have not received a reply.