Ford has confirmed a brand new Ranger Raptor ute is on the best way, and a promotional clip reveals some big information followers have been hoping for.
Ford has confirmed a brand new Ranger Raptor is on the best way.
The Blue Oval is about to disclose the efficiency ute on the 22 of February, however Ford has dropped a clip of the Raptor prototype testing and it gives an enormous trace to what’s beneath the bonnet.
The video reveals the Raptor check automobile endeavor some high-speed manoeuvres within the desert with its exhaust observe dubbed over it.
Any fan with ears will immediately realise it’s not a diesel however what appears like a turbocharged petrol unit.
Ford has been tight-lipped about particulars of the brand new Ranger Raptor, however rumours have been swirling that the brand new Raptor would get one of many model’s twin-turbocharged V6 petrol engines.
There are two attainable choices: a 3.0-litre from the Explorer ST making 300kW/560Nm or the three.5-litre 335kW/690Nm beast from the F-150 Raptor. The former is the extra doubtless selection, because it powers the approaching Bronco Raptor within the US that shares its underpinnings with the Ranger.
Ford copped flack when it launched the present Ranger Raptor with a 2.0-litre twin-turbo diesel engine that many stated didn’t reside as much as the Raptor’s efficiency badge.
Instead, Ford gave the present Raptor a extra off-road focus with heavy-duty shocks and loads of four-wheel drive traits.
Ford Australia has led the development of the new Ranger with hundreds of native engineers and designers employed on the challenge.
The new Ranger can be the primary domestically developed Ford because the Melbourne manufacturing facility shut its doorways 5 years in the past and will probably be accessible on the market in 180 markets around the globe.
Ford already took the covers off the regular Ranger ute in November last year.
The new ute brings hi-tech options, handy touches and a strong new engine that might assist it topple the Toyota HiLux to turn into Australia’s best-selling automobile.
Power will come from a 3.0-litre V6 turbo diesel anticipated to make 190kW/600Nm, because it does in different Ford pick-ups.
Built on a wider and longer model of the prevailing mannequin’s chassis, the Ranger has a contemporary inside loaded up with a wide-screen digital dashboard and Tesla-like pill touchscreen that ought to give it a bonus over the competitors.
Fresh exterior styling contains headlights impressed by America’s Ford F-150, together with a wider tray able to accepting a full-size pallet.
The new Ranger is predicted to go on sale in the midst of this 12 months, with the Raptor to reach a while after that.