Ford Doesn’t Rule Out Bringing The Ranger Raptor To The U.S.

It’s only been a few days since Ford took the covers off of the Ranger Raptor in Thailand. The main question we have after seeing the vehicle is whether the Ranger Raptor will come to the U.S.

Ford North America Product Communications Manager Mike Levine took to Twitter to give enthusiasts in the U.S. some hope. On his account, Levine shared an article from duPont Registry that questioned the availability of the pickup in the United States. Another Twitter user by the name of Ted Moncure asked Levine if the vehicle would be coming to the U.S. Here’s what Levine had to say.

Simply responding to a tweet may not seem like a lot, but in the automotive world, the answer leaves some room for interpretation. Usually, when you reach out to an automaker or ask someone a direct question, they provide a “We don’t comment on future vehicles” response. The fact that Levine didn’t just deny it could mean that the Ranger Raptor could eventually hit U.S. shores.

A recent report claims that the Ranger Raptor could come to the U.S. with a 2.7-liter EcoBoost V6. That motor is a far cry from the engine that Ford will offer in other markets, which is a twin-turbo 2.0-liter diesel.

For potential customers who can’t wait for Ford to make up its mind, the most off-roading oriented variant of the Ranger will be the one with the FX4 Off-Road Package. Adding that to the pickup truck brings all-terrain tires, better shocks, a Terrain Management system and a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate and skid plates. The FX4 Off-Road Package also includes the automaker’s new Trail Control Technology, which is cruise control for rough terrain.

We believe that Ford will eventually introduce the Ranger Raptor to the U.S., simply because a midsize sibling to the F-150 would certainly be a hit with buyers.

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  • Bo Hanan

    Why was this trucked pulled from the US anyway???

    • Dr Strangefinger

      I agree… Ford would be owning this segment had they just rolled out a new Ranger back in 2012, instead of stupidly abandoning it.

      • The Watcher

        But last gen Ranger was one ugly truck. I’ve lived in SEA for years, majority would take last Hilux over Ranger. The new redesigned Ranger really put it ahead of Hilux this time around in SEA.

  • Mark S

    Its coming. The Big 3 thought they could push smaller Trucks out of the Market and just push the more lucrative full size’ers so they didn’t update or replace them. Likely Ford is waiting to see how the Jeep Scrambler places in the market before they finalize the Ranger Raptor.

  • Six Thousand Times

    Ford’s worst-kept secret since the Bullitt Mustang.

  • Matt

    The Ranger Raptor is getting a hot of heat on social media for its 2.0 engine, many were (stupidly) expecting an ecoboost V6.

    That would have driven the price beyond its intended market.

    Also a lot of complaints that it has a reduced tow rating, which again misses the point of the Raptor and proves what morons so many Ranger buyers are in the Australasian market.

    • smartalec

      Isn’t the price going to be $70-80k? That’s pretty expensive, I can’t see why they couldn’t offer a V6 turbo petrol engine as an option at least, if you are spending that much on a truck, I don’t think you really care about the price.

  • Bash

    This would be the most stupid thing Ford would do by not bringing it to US.

  • Michael_66589

    Ford should surprise us and give Ranger Raptor 3.5 ecoboost stateside.

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