At this year’s car show in Detroit, Ford flaunted all off-road truck enthusiasts by introducing the almost forgotten Ranger model announced for the next year – Ford Ranger Raptor 2019
After eight years
The compact truck Ranger within the Ford company has appeared back in 1983, beginning with Ford’s entry into this class of popular “truck” cars. Given the quality and wide market of this model, Ford Ranger soon became a world leader in the world market. However, as Ford does, this model has not been substantially modernized for decades.
Ford, evidently using a brand new model, tries to correct past mistakes, representing Ford Ranger Raptor 2019.
Since these off-road truck models are very popular in Australia, Thailand, as well as in the rest of the Asian Pacific, it is no wonder that the first appearance of Ford Ranger Raptor connects to that part of the world, and it is announced that there will also be the first sale of the basic model 2019. In addition, the Ford Ranger Raptor 2019 has been designed and tested in Australia and presented in Thailand. This clearly shows the importance of these markets for Ford and off-road truck models. However, it has been announced that US buyers will also have the opportunity to buy it soon afterwards, early next year. The newest off-road ford turns on the popularity of the F-150 Raptor, one of the best picks in the market, with high performance tailored to the tasteless fan tastes, as well as various terrains and markets around the world.
Dimensions and design
At first glance, the new Ford Ranger Raptor looks like an understated version of the F-150, but also a much larger model than the former Ford Raptor compact. The standard version, first shown in length, is 5.398 mm, 2.180 millimeters wide and quite impressive for this model of 1.873 mm, while the wheelbase is 1,710 mm. The minimum clearance was increased to 283 millimeters, which was achieved on the overall height and appearance of the vehicle.
As already mentioned, the Ford Ranger Raptor 2019 is designed in Australia, so it is at first glance that its design is more universal than the standard American look of such fast trackers, which is what we are expecting in Europe as well. On the front, a grander new grille takes over the styling solution from the first off-road F-150 Raptor factory. The significantly enlarged FORD inscription is proudly placed inside the grid design. The front bumper includes new LED maglenka with functional aerial tubes that help reduce air resistance. Using combining materials, the front bumpers are now more functional and resistant to shocks characteristic of driving outside of the asphalt. The clever, flexible shape of the mudguard is tailored for long runs on a variety of terrain. When it comes to colors in which the new Ford Ranger Raptor will be available, it comes in eight possible colors, including the Light Blue version, Race Red, Shadow Black, Frozen Beel and the unique color for Ford Ranger Raptor, Conkuer Grei (“Gray that Wins”). Contrasting with Dino’s Side, it helps to make the appearance of this brand new model of the vehicle even more impressive. Although in Detroit only the so-called ” The SuperCab configuration with the last half-shells in the “Contest” style of opening, the standard Ranger Raptor model should have a conventional rear door. Three levels of equipment – the Lab XL, Midlle XLT and Pro-luxury Lariat – are announced, and each level will have its own Chorme and Sport variants, depending on whether the customer wants more chrome or plastic parts and equipment. LED headlights as well as 17 or 18 inches are optional. Specially developed for this model and tailored for all types of terrain, the BF Goodrich 285/70 R17 tires are very powerful and durable, and the tire dimensions are 838 mm in diameter and 285 millimeters wide.
The interior of Ranger Raptor offers a custom design (Ford Performance DNK) with high quality workmanship, harmonious colors and durable materials suitable for off road driving but also for everyday use. The seats are specially designed for off-road driving on various terrains, allowing the driver to further relax in such driving even at higher speeds while at the same time providing superior comfort on the asphalt road. The use of soft skin at the seats with additional reinforcements at certain places shows great practicality in choosing and combining the material. Interior design as well as accessories also remind the F-150 model, so there is also a Sync3 system for connecting the smartphone to Aple CarPlay and AndroidAuto, and the choice is with a larger monitor (8.1 inches), navigation system and 4G wireless internet for up to ten phones and / or tablets.
Mechanization, aggregates and performance
Although many things are still unknown, the featured Ford Ranger Raptor launches a 2.0-liter diesel engine with two turbochargers (Bi-Turbo) and its largest power is 213 hp (157 kW) with 500 Nm of torque. Except that the V-6 is a safe solution in the future, the dilemma is whether Ford will decide on 2.3 or 2.7-liter EcoBoost turbo petrol aggregates (280-350 hp / 420-475 Nm).
All this needs to be added to the 10 speed automatic transmissions (the only option for now) as a result of Ford’s “love” and “General Motors”. Transmission power is standard rear traction or optional transmission to all 4 points. By the end of 2019, customers in the US will be able to choose between all the above-mentioned versions as well as the Ranger Raptor diesel / petrol variants.
Though the 3.8 ton Ranger Raptor 2019 has a load capacity of an additional 2500kg, as well as the specially mounted towing couplings on the back. In the “trailer” there is provided a spacious space of 1560×1743 mm (more than 2.7 sq. Ft.), So the Ranger Raptor 2019 expressway is ideal for a weekend of exploratory tours under different conditions (desert, snow, asphalt) requiring additional equipment, The capacity is also sufficient for transport, for example, jetty-skiing or the need to work and transport hawks during the week.
In the coming period, more powerful campaigns and more information on the development of the new Ford Ranger Raptor off-road truck are expected. The proposed model 2.0 would have turbo diesel engines expected in the market by the beginning of next year at a start price of around $ 25,000. This last course applies to US buyers. If you confirm the quality of the previous Ranger models and run the best Ford off-road vehicles ever for the Raptor F-150, Ranger Raptor could seriously change the state of the off-road vehicle market next year and take the lead in the very fast.