2019 Ford Ranger Raptor Revealed With 210HP Turbodiesel Power

Say hello to the new Ford Ranger Raptor, an off-road-ready version of the pickup truck that slots under the popular F-150 Raptor.

“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 Ford Ranger Raptor is a new 2.0-liter twin-turbo four-cylinder diesel engine. It develops 210hp (213PS) and 369lb-ft (500Nm) of torque, pushed to the all-wheel drive system through a 10-speed automatic gearbox that’s co-developed by Ford and GM.

Enhancing its go-anywhere abilities are the long-travel Fox suspension with rear coilovers, extra underbody protection, and 17-inch rims shod in BF Goodrich all-terrain tires. Stopping power is coming from the 332mm (13in) front and rear brake discs.

The front bumper system is frame-mounted in order to offer more durability while it incorporates new LED fog lamps with functional air-curtain ducts which reduce air resistance from the body.

Ground clearance is increased to 283mm, giving the new Ranger Raptor an approach angle of 32.5°, ramp over angle of 24°, and departure angle of 24°. Overall dimensions are 1873mm tall, 2180mm wide and 5398mm long, making it noticeably bigger from its regular Ranger siblings. Front and rear tracks measure 1710mm.

“The standout experience of the Ranger Raptor, hands down, is how far you can push it off-road versus any other available production road vehicle in our markets, and still ride like a millionaire on-road,” said Damien Ross, Chief Program Engineer, Ranger Raptor.

Additionally, the new Ford Ranger Raptor adopts the Baja driving mode from the F-150 Raptor. This optimizes throttle response, shifting, and boost control, and engages the mechanically locked 4×4 High, ensuring that the vehicle can cope with pretty much everything Mother Nature has to throw at it.

Developed mostly in Australia, with a helping hand from the brand’s US Raptor team, the Ranger Raptor will be assembled in the company’s factory in Thailand.

However we still don’t know if the Blue Oval will bring it stateside, with the company just saying that “the Ranger Raptor is set to turn heads throughout Asia Pacific and around the world”.

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  • Vanishing Boy

    Not bad, although an excellent package in the Global scene. It does not have that ‘horsepower factor’ in the US, at least the US version should have ‘at least’ 350hp to be note-worthy (especially compared to the Colorado ZR2).

    On the side note, those tail-lights looks better than the ones the US is having…

    • Jay

      The US taillights will have a few different versions. One is very similar to this except it’s red instead of clear from the side where the reverse and turn signals are.

    • Matt

      I think the US taillights are more contemporary, these ones date back to 2009!

      • GT

        2011

        • Matt

          Oops you’re right.

  • Christian

    You can get the engine in our Ford Mondeo here in Europe (Ford Fusion)

    • brn

      In case you need to do some stump pulling with your Mondeo?

      • TheHake

        No, in case you meet a Passat BiTDi at the traffic light…

  • javier

    a nice variant would use that motor but without all the off road stuff

    • TheHake

      noooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    • john1168

      OK! Who let this guy in here?!?! 🙂

  • Jay

    Bummer those signature raptor marker lights aren’t there. I know they’re only for trucks wider than 80″ wide but they would look great on this too.

  • Shobin Drogan

    Wow I didn’t see this coming at all. This is a brilliant move, a small and decently powered engine and rhd, this thing would sell like hotcakes in Asia.

    • Christian

      I don’t it will sell outside the US. Our Ranger in Europe is not the same

      • Ben

        Australia is getting it.

      • Shobin Drogan

        This isn’t sold in the US. The article says this is for Australia and Asia Pacific market.

      • TheHake

        It’s sold all over the world… Ozzie, NZ, Asia, Africa. Europe is just too full of crap to embrace pick-ups as lifestyle vehicles.

        • DMJ

          Is not full of crap. Is full of narrow streets and tight parking spaces. A VW Amarok doesn’t fit in most parking spaces of a european mall. Pays lots of taxes to buy and use, due to high emissions. Plus, with diesel costing as low as 1.30 € (in my country) per liter (not gallon) you would also be full of crap driving a 1.5 liter Renault Megane diesel.

          • TheHake

            We are just forced to buy what the politicians deem is appropriate for us to buy. I.e. station wagons. Where I live there are PLENTY of room to have a pickup like this, but it gets taxed into oblivion, just because it’s a pickup. With petrol being 35c/lt more expensive than diesel, I can not afford to drive a petrol car/truck/van/anything.

          • DMJ

            It’s incredible. I have a 320d Touring (to do 20.000 km/year) when for the same money I could have a 328i Touring. But petrol is a lot more expensive than diesel…

          • TheHake

            I do 45.000km/year, so I can’t even consider a petrol car.

      • Harry_Wild

        South Africa is going get it too!

    • krusshall

      You better hope it sells like rice in Asia…somehow I think Asia is not a huge hotcake market.

      • TheHake

        Thailand, Malaysia, ect. sells TONS of pickups.

  • dude

    Why not 1.2 quad turbo and 180HP? LOL

    • TheHake

      Now that’s just ridiculous…. 😉

  • RDS Alphard

    Damn, it’s gorgeous!

  • Infinite1

    Sweet “Baby Raptor”. I doubt they’ll bring it stateside but hopeful that they will.

    • Jay Brown

      in your dreams american.

  • Rocket

    I can’t imagine a situation where this doesn’t come to the U.S., albeit with a different powertrain. (A high output 2.7T or 3.0T seems logical.) You don’t go to the trouble of engineering such a unique and capable truck, them ignore the pickup-hungry United States.

  • donald seymour

    This is the Raptor little retarded brother, the Rapty.

  • SteersUright

    Aside from a seriously outdated interior, how can you not love anything this cool?? I wish they’d stick a properly massive infotainment screen in their with the latest tech (like Volvo, etc) and seriously update the rest of that interior too. Lots of hard shiny plastics in there keep it looking behind the times. That said, maybe that can keep the price down in which case, all is forgiven.
    Lastly, they BETTER bring a variant of this to the USA, diesel or other engine!!!

    • donald seymour

      Yeah, that interior is pretty late 90’s and early 2000’s.

  • LWOAP

    I doubt it is coming to the states.

    • john1168

      Well, we are getting the Ranger so hopefully we’ll get this too.

  • Scherpereel Clement

    Just WOW !! Need this 🙂

  • smartalec

    Looks great but what is up with the tiny engine? They should have put in a more powerful version of the 3.2 in there at least. Or a twin turbo petrol V6.

    • Benjamin B.

      3.2L is an old engine that’s being phrased out globally. The 2L and 3L engines are replacing the 2.2L and 3.2L engines. I suspect Ranger to move to turbocharged gasoline and diesel I-4s. Maybe the USDM variant of the Ranger Raptor will get the 2.7L EcoBoost turbocharged V-6, but I really doubt that. I suspect the USDM Ranger Raptor will get the 350HP turbocharged 2.3L I-4 from the Focus RS with a bump in torque possibly. I’m not sure Americans would like a 210HP torquey diesel.

  • john1168

    This thing is freakin’ awesome! I’m not a truck guy but I do like this! I’d love it with the 3.0TT engine with that 10 speed.

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