Ranger Raptor is a rugged, lightweight, high-performance, fully-enclosed, all-terrain vehicle that combines the legendary off-road capability of a Land Rover with the capability of a mid-size SUV.
You know those videos on YouTube that show off the radical new design features of a new model car? You know, the ones where the manufacturers just crank up the volume so you can’t hear the engine, and the guy who shot it is constantly apologizing for running his microphone? Well, this is one of those videos.
When a manufacturer applies camouflage to a flagship model, it means that what is underneath is not visible to the public. In Ford’s case, the next generation Ford Ranger will be cloaked in spy camouflage. As we see in the spy videos below, the Raptor Ranger model could be in development for the US. 2021 Ford Ranger
Design elements for off-road driving
According to The Fast Lane (TFL), the Ranger Raptor will continue the design of its big brother, the Ford F-150 Raptor. In fact, the second video also shows the next generation Ford F-150 Raptor in bright orange. However, the new Ford Ranger is still literally under wraps. So what can you learn from watching these Ford Ranger spy videos? First of all, we know that the new generation of Ford Ranger midsize pickup will come with a new off-roading trim. I mean, the wide body styling and big off-road tires scream off-road design, right? If you watch the video, you’ll quickly see the similarities between the new Ranger and the new Ford F-150. The LED light fixtures are similar to those we saw on the recently released F-150. But it’s also clearly a mid-size pickup designed for off-road driving. The tires alone suggest that Ford has something in store for off-road enthusiasts with the next generation Ford Ranger.
When will the new Ford Ranger be available?
The Ford Ranger will get an all-new generation in 2023. We have already seen the Ranger Raptor in Europe. According to Ford Media, the Raptor version of the Ranger model is a truck designed for off-road desert racing. Our new Ford Ranger Raptor will add to the excitement, as the thoroughbred desert racer and extreme lifestyle SUV for the true off-roader will be sold simultaneously. Roelant de Waard, Vice President Marketing, Sales and Service, Ford Europe There is no official confirmation that the Ranger Raptor will be available in the US. But if that’s what’s under the camouflage, American baby raptor fans can rejoice.
What is the engine of the Ford Ranger Raptor?
In Europe, the Ranger Raptor is powered by a 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged four-cylinder diesel engine, reports Road and Track. This engine produces 210 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, which is transmitted through a 10-speed automatic transmission and a four-wheel-drive transfer case with high and low gearing. In the U.S., the only engine option for the current-generation Ford Ranger is a 2.3-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine rated at 270 horsepower and 310 lb-ft of torque. It’s designed for heavy-duty work and can tow up to 7,500 pounds, according to Ford’s website. TFL’s video speculates on what kind of engine the new Ranger will have – specifically, the new Ford Ranger Raptor. Ford Ranger Raptor | Ford In one of the videos, it looks like a drag attempt is being made. While the camo model could be an all-new Ranger Tremor, the TFL moderator is leaning towards a Raptor. There is also speculation about what kind of engine the new Ford Ranger Raptor will have when it appears: This trailer looks really heavy. It’s possible (though highly doubtful) that the new generation will get a diesel version of the Ford Ranger in the US. Rumors also indicate that the new Ford Bronco will be equipped with a 2.7-liter twin-turbo V6. This powertrain produces 330 hp and 415 lb-ft, which would be perfect for the Ford Ranger Raptor model. Of course, it is possible that the next generation Ford Ranger will be equipped with a hybrid powertrain. The hybrid powertrain for the Bronco was confirmed by company executives on Twitter. That and the affordable hybrid powertrain of the Ford F-150. Plus, the all-new Ford F-150 Lightning just made its debut. So we can expect Ford to launch a hybrid Ranger in the near future.