Ford unleashes first-ever Ranger ‘Raptor’

Breaking News February 08, 2018 18:21

By The Nation

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Ford has staged a global reveal event for a performance version of its Ranger 1-ton pickup truck, which will be assembled at the Ford Manufacturing Thailand plant for global export, including the US market.

Unilke the current Ranger, the Ranger “Raptor” is powered by a new twin-turbo 2.0-litre diesel engine capable of pumping our 213hp and 500Nm of torque. A new 10-speed automatic transmission is also offered along with a large number of driver assistance systems.

Ford has not announced retail prices, as Ford distributors in each market will be responsible for announcing prices at the national launch events.

Inheriting vital capability from the truly successful Ranger and complementing that with DNA from the F-150 Raptor, the new Ranger Raptor is set to turn heads throughout Asia Pacific and around the world.

“It is amazing to enable this level of performance and create a vehicle that can provide off-road enthusiasts such an adrenaline rush,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance 

“It really is like a motocross bike, snowmobile and an ATV rolled up into a pickup truck – it’s an incredible, awesome experience!”

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