2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Has Been Officially Introduced
- 8 February 2018
- Author: Nikolas Perseputto
The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor has been recently introduced in Thailand. This model is equipped with an improved suspension system and a turbo diesel powertrain, which makes it a powerful off-road vehicle.
Although particularly this Ranger Raptor will not hit the US market, it allows assuming what we can expect if the company delivers something similar to America. The powertrain comes with 10-speed AT, which is the same as for the F-150 Raptor, along with a 2.0 liters twin-turbo that can give 368 foot-pound of torque and 210 hp. The TMS has several drive modes, including the following:
• Several off-road modes (Gravel, Grass, and Snow);
• Baja Mode;
• Rock Mode;
• Desert Rally mode.
The latter allows adjusting the ESC to making the vehicle move easily on loose surfaces.
So far, there is no official information about the price. Its frame, a solid rear axle, and a coil spring over shock rear suspension with a Watt’s linkage have been specially designed for the toughest off-road conditions. As for the braking system, it consists of twin-piston front brake calipers and 13 inches ventilated front/rear rotors. Cast aluminum lower arms and forged aluminum upper arms have been used to mount shock absorbers manufactured by Fox Racing. The tires of the truck come with all-terrain BFGoodrich rubber that according to Ford is suitable for on/off paved roads.
The following are other equipment of the Ranger Raptor:
• Steel skid plate;
• A silver-finished;
• Dual front recovery hooks;
• An engine under shield;
• Transfer case under shields;
The truck also has a Sync3 multimedia system with an 8 inches digital display and satellite navigation.
Driver assistance tech includes the following:
• Trailer sway control;
• A rear-view camera;
• Roll mitigation;
• Hill descent control;
• Hill start assist.
We are still waiting for the price to be announced, but it is known that sales of the truck will start during this year in Australia and a range of other Asia-Pacific countries.