Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for Australia

09 September, 2017, 12:38 | Author: Marjorie Miles
  • Ford Ranger Raptor prototype

We know that the Ranger is returning to Ford's pickup portfolio, but Ford of Australia revealed that a performance variant is coming as well - at least if you live in the Asia-Pacific region.

Little else is known about the Ranger Raptor, however it will have more macho styling than the standard Ranger, and expect better ground clearance and improved suspension.

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Unfortunately, no word on technical status has perspired so far, and we only have this fast-paced action teaser to judge the Ranger Raptor, filmed while being put through its paces during pre-production testing in Australia.

As previously reported, the Ranger Raptor is expected to sport flared wheelarches, fatter 285/70 BF Goodrich All-Terrain tyres, a bashplate, two tow hooks, a Ford-emblazoned black front grille and a tucked-up towbar. Either way, Ford assures "an adrenaline-pumping experience". That said, we don't get the Ranger in any form until 2019, so no matter when it arrives, we're going to be stuck waiting and watching other countries have all the fun. "Joining the Ford lineup in 2018, the Ford Ranger Raptor will be the ultimate performance off-road truck".

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Ford has been on a victor with the Ranger, the best-selling ute in a number of markets across Asia Pacific.

All Ford is willing to say is that the Ranger Raptor will be an authentic off-road performance vehicle with a bold appearance that exudes toughness, plus all the practicality that the Ranger nameplate is renowned for.

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Ford Ranger Raptor joins F-150 Raptor to advance the globally renowned Ford Performance DNA, complementing the on-road high performance lineup of Ford GT, Ford Mustang Shelby, Focus RS and Focus ST.

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