Retracing your steps back to the starting point when you haven’t paid attention to the surrounding environment can be very tricky, which is why the Ford Ranger Raptor features a clever satellite navigation system.
Providing peace of mind to distracted drivers, the technology places a virtual pin on the map every second, so that they can find their way back without breaking a sweat. The system was compared to Hansel and Gretel’s breadcrumbs, but without the obvious letdowns, of course.
“Whether it’s for work or for sheer adventure, the new Raptor loves being let loose off-road”, said Ford Performance’s director, Leo Roeks. “Breadcrumb navigation is a simple, but effective way to help drivers know exactly how to retrace their route, no matter where they are.”
The Ranger has become Europe’s most popular pickup truck, with more than 26,700 units sold in the first half of the year. The Ranger Raptor, on the other hand, is a more evolved version that has often been compared to a sports car for arduous terrains, thanks to its new suspension, elevated ground clearance and wider tracks.
It also features bigger brakes compared to the regular Rangers, as well as 17-inch wheels shod in BF Goodrich tires, and a meaty 2.0-liter, four-cylinder diesel engine, with twin turbochargers. Directing the 213 PS (210 hp / 157 kW) and 500 Nm (369 lb-ft) of torque to the all-wheel drive system is a 10-speed automatic gearbox. The Ranger Raptor cannot keep up with America’s F-150 Raptor, needing 10.5 seconds to hit 100 km/h (62 mph) and topping out at 170 km/h (106 mph).