Ford released Brand New Ranger Raptor today at a press conference in Bangkok, Thailand. Ford unveiled that the new Ranger is the Asia Pacific market version of this truck.
The new Raptor Ranger is purposefully designed, built and tested to deliver “Built Ford Tough” pickup trucks to Asia Pacific customers.
This baby Raptor is powered by a 2.0-liter twin-turbocharged inline-4 diesel engine with 210 horsepower and a whomping 369 lb0-ft of torque. It is coupled with to a 10-speed automatic and 4-wheel-drive system.
The Raptor Ranger comes with a mixture of improvements for off-roading which includes dent-resistant composite fenders, BF Goodrich All-Terrain tires, Fox Racing Shox dampers, an integrated tow bar with tow hooks, a new 10-speed automatic transmission, and the F-150 Raptor’s off-roading modes.
The brand new Raptor also includes a Watts Link rear suspension and extended-travel Fox Racing shocks, as well as uprated brakes. Ford says ground clearance is expanded to 11 inches, while the approach angle reached 32.5 degrees, the departure angle at 24 degrees, and the ramp over angle at 24 degrees.
“We are so excited and proud to unleash this vehicle to the public, driving it really makes you feel like a hero,” chief engineer of Ford Performance said in a statement. “Just like the F-150 Raptor, the Ranger Raptor builds upon the core capability of the range of vehicles it comes from and carries the unmistakable Ford Performance DNA appearance.”
The Ranger Raptor will become available in Australia and other Asia Pacific countries in 2018.