Ford Ranger Raptor Appears on Build-And-Price Site in Oz

Matthew Guy
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ford ranger raptor appears on build and price site in oz

Bent on turning its Raptor trim into a wide-reaching line of off-road-ready rigs, Ford will be applying the name to not just its F-150 but also upcoming variants of the Bronco and Ranger. While this isn’t new information – after all, Jim Farley himself tweeted about the Ranger Raptor earlier this year and the Bronco Raptor is currently being driven in California – it is neat to learn the truck has shown up on the company’s build-and-price tool Down Under.

There’s a less-than-zero chance Ford will offer the 2.0-liter diesel, available in other markets, in North America, but the 3.0L EcoBoost which pops up in overseas Ranger Raptors will be found stateside. As essentially the same setup found in the Bronco Raptor, suggested figures of 392 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque are well within reason. History teaches us there must be a pecking order in Dearborn – the F-150 Raptor makes 450 hp and the Bronco Raptor pumps out 418 ponies. Still, roughly four hundred horses in a mid-size pickup truck is hardly a trifle; our friend Sajeev makes do with 143.

Back at the Aussie build-and-price, we find further confirmation of FOX-branded 2.5-inch live valve internal bypass shock absorbers, electronic front and rear lockers, a yaffle of drive modes, and optional beadlock-capable wheels. The latter are wrapped in meaty 285-section BFGoodrich KO2 tires, the weapon of choice for many of these types of applications both from the factory and in the aftermarket.

Inside we see a large tablet-style infotainment screen in the center stack, a unit that drags the Ranger’s interior kicking and screaming into the present day. A fully digital screen fronts a typical Ford-style steering wheel, while a phalanx of buttons for off-road toys like downhill descent control and trail driving assist pepper the center console just aft of the gear selector. With the Blue Oval having figured out how to incorporate a ‘rear dig’ (the so-called Trail Turn Assist which locks one rear wheel at uber-low off-road speeds to aid with tight turning) on the Bronco, one wonders if that type of toy will make it onto machines like the Ranger as well. We hope so.

The next Ranger Raptor is shown as having a release date of August 2022 in the Land Down Under. Expect it on these shores not too many months after that time.

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  • Wjtinfwb Wjtinfwb on Jun 15, 2022

    Looks really sweet, I'm worried about pricing however. A '22 Ranger Tremor can approach 50k, will the new mid-size Raptor add another 3-4k or closer to 10k? I can't wrap my head around a 55k Ford Ranger even in today's schizophrenic economy.

  • Irvingklaws Irvingklaws on Jun 15, 2022

    Lemme guess, crew cab only? Would be more interested (in actually purchasing) in a Ranger hybrid...in a NON-crew-cab configuration.

  • Analoggrotto Buyers are skipping these in droves and heading down to sign the golden paperwork for a new Telluride. ATPs speak volumes and we have 'em. Our customers are telling us that we offer Mercedes quality for a better deal, and our suite of luxury features rivals any luxury automaker. Insult me all you want, but AVMs, DSDs and BSODs tell the truth.
  • Ted Lulis The Exodus from California is mind-boggling. No surprise from the rectum of the country
  • Mr Imperial Seeing the adjusted-for-inflation amount always makes me sick, I can't believe how much it has gone up in my 40-some-odd trips around the sun. Still fondly remember seeing these and Ford Explorers everywhere.
  • Kyl65759578 👋
  • ToolGuy I appreciate the thoughtful comments from the little people here, and I would like to remind everyone that Ford Motor Company offers a full range of vehicles which are ideal for any driving environment including New York City. The size and weight our of product portfolio has been fully and completely optimized to be friendly to the planet and friendly to pedestrians while consuming the bare minimum of resources from our precious planet (I am of course a lifelong environmentalist). Plus, our performance models will help you move forward and upward by conquering obstacles and limits such as congestion and your fellow humans more quickly at a higher rate of speed. I invite you to learn more at our website.Signed, William Clay Ford Jr.
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