The teaser images don’t reveal much but Ford says the Ranger Raptor will have a “head-turning exterior” that exudes toughness and capability. The automaker also said the model will have “off-road performance never before seen in the mid-size pickup truck segment.”
That’s not much go to on but the truck will be based on the double cab variant and feature a revised grille that mimics the F-150 Raptor. The truck also features a returned suspension, side steps, and alloy wheels with off-road tires.
Engine options remain unconfirmed but speculation suggests the model could come with either a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 or an upgraded 3.2-liter five-cylinder turbo-diesel.
Ford Asia Pacific vice president of product development, Trevor Worthington, said “[The] Ford Ranger Raptor will offer Ranger fans a fantastic opportunity to own an authentic off-road performance version of their favorite truck for the first time.”
His sentiments were echoed by Ford Performance chief engineer Jamal Hameedi who stated “Combining the Raptor’s advanced off-road capabilities with the versatility of the Ranger is a significant accomplishment for Ford’s world-class engineering and design teams.”