Ford Ranger Raptor release

Released to the local market in early February, the Ranger Raptor is being promoted as Ford’s answer for the ‘true enthusiast off-roader’

"The Ford Performance team is excited to extend the Raptor name from our flagship off-road performance F-150 to Ranger," Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance, says. 

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"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."

To help keep the ‘un-dinged’ look, Ford designers opted to use composite materials for the front mudguards, with oversized tyres and long-travel suspension, pushing the height of the vehicle to 1873mm, while providing a ground clearance of 283mm. The Raptor has an overall length of 5398mm and is 2180mm wide.

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Ford says that everything with the new Raptor, including the seats, has been engineered for strength and durability while not sacrificing comfort and on-road performance.

"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," Damien Ross, chief programme engineer, Ranger Raptor, Ford Motor Company, says.

Powering the vehicle is the two-litre Bi-Turbo diesel engine, coupled to 10-speed transmission and delivering a maximum of 157kW(210hp) and 500Nm of torque.


As expected when buying in this segment of the market, the Ford Raptor features extensive electronic driving assist aids, including rear parking sensors and an E-Z Lift tailgate said to reduce initial lift force by 66%. The Ford Ranger Raptor will be produced in the Ford Thailand Manufacturing facility.

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