Ford has repeatedly downplayed the possibility of offering the current Ranger Raptor in North America, but that doesn’t mean fans should give up hope.
After doing some digging on social media, Road & Track has found some indications that Ford engineers are already working on the next-generation Ranger and this version of the truck is apparently being designed with a Ranger Raptor in mind for the North American market.
As the publication explained, one of Ford’s chassis engineer’s recently revealed they are working on a Ranger Raptor for the North American market which has an internal project code of P703. The same engineer also worked on the current Ranger Raptor as well as the North American spec Ranger which is known as the P375N.
Road & Track goes onto say additional research suggests the next-generation Ranger Raptor is being internally called the “Project Redback.” This is the same name that was used for the current truck.
While that’s certainly interestingly, a lot of questions remain unanswered and Ford isn’t ready to talk about the next-generation Ranger. This isn’t too surprising as the current model went into production at the Michigan Assembly Plant back in October.
While Ford refused to comment, the publication believes the next-generation Ranger could arrive in 2022. A new Ranger Raptor will likely follow shortly thereafter.
Little is known about the next-generation truck, but the social media findings suggest the highly anticipated Bronco will have a lot in common with the next Ranger. Both of their frames are being worked on by a team at Modatek Systems and Road & Track says the two vehicles will also share a similar design. There’s even speculation about a possible Bronco Raptor, but there doesn’t appear to be any evidence to support this theory quite yet.