Return of the mid-size Ranger that has been long awaited for the US has been confirmed along with the Bronco SUV. Spy photographers have also captured the Ranger prototype when testing with undercover camo dots. Ford hasn’t revealed the details about the upcoming Ranger but we know that the new generation model will boast all new engines, revised platforms, and the latest driver assistance.
However, Ford also promises several performance models by 2020 but is not specific about what models will get the high-performance version. According to the latest industry speculation, among the performance range of the oval blue brand may offer 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor. Ford did not comment on these rumors so we must see this with a dose of skepticism. However, we wouldn’t be surprised if Ford parked the new Ranger Raptor next to the full-size Raptor model.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor – Design Features
When it comes to the 2019 Ford Raptor Ranger design we can only make a few assumptions. This model has not been confirmed and Ford is also protected with details about the usual Ranger version.
However, what we can say with certainty, if the Raptor Ranger touches the off-road track, Ranger will ride on the global Ranger T6 platform which the re-developed version will be the basis for the new generation Ranger. Of course, the support of the Raptor Ranger will experience some additional enhancements as well as the F-150 Raptor and its platform.
In the same way, like the F-150 Raptor version, the Raptor Ranger will look more capable than the conventional version. The new Ranger-gene should not deviate far from the current global Ranger exterior design but for the Raptor version it will add some additional enhancements. This model will get a unique grille design, larger fender flares and larger bumpers and wheels with all-terrain tires. Larger logging and suspended suspensions will also be the case for a potential Raptor Ranger.
Like larger performers, the F-150 Raptor, the Raptor Ranger can adopt Fox Racing Shocks and four-wheel drive upgrades combined with the Terrain Management System. If the Raptor Ranger arrives, we should expect it in the crew cabin version only.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor – Interior
We cannot tell much about the interior of the model either because Ford also has not revealed what is in the plan for the regular version. If we follow the analogy with the full-size and regular F-150 Raptor, the mid-size Raptor will get a unique trim with contrast accents, a suitable logo, special seats and most of the advanced technology like the regular version. This will also offer additional options for further adjustments.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor – Engine
We still don’t know what machine Ford will choose for an ordinary Ranger and we, of course, are far from knowing what power options will get the 2019 Ford Raptor Ranger if it comes.
However, Ford upgraded the 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6 engine for the updated F-150 and this engine comes paired with a new 10-speed automatic. Can produce 325 hp and 375 lb-ft of torque. A more enhanced version of this machine seems to be a natural solution for the Raptor Ranger. But Ford might also raise bets and include some V-6 3.5-liter turbocharged versions under the medium-sized Raptor hood. At the regular F-150, this engine produces 385 hp while the Raptor has 450 horses combined under the hood. In any case, anything above 350 hp should be more than enough for the new Raptor Ford version.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor – Release Date and Price
The new US version of the Ranger will debut in 2018. If Ford makes the decision to offer the 2019 Ford Raptor Ranger, in the best scenario we should expect this model in early 2019.
The price is also a matter of speculation. If we consider that the new Ranger must start under $ 25,000 and the full-size Raptor comes to around $ 50k, the focused off-road Ranger can approach $ 40k.