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Pumped-up Ford Ranger Raptor coming in 2018

Fans of pumped up, high performance pickups will be in for a treat next year when Ford launches its first ever sports ute, the Ford Ranger Raptor.

Arriving in the first half of 2018, the purpose-built, desert-racing inspired pickup truck joins the Ford Performance family, bringing extreme off-road performance and capability as well as tougher looks.

Sharing the same nomenclature as the F-150 Raptor, Ford’s most extreme production truck, the Ford Ranger Raptor promises off-road performance never before seen in the mid-size pickup truck segment.

“We are very excited to bring Asia Pacific’s toughest and smartest pickup truck to a whole new level,” said Trevor Worthington, vice president, product development, Ford Asia Pacific. “Ford Ranger Raptor will offer Ranger fans a fantastic opportunity to own an authentic off-road performance version of their favorite truck for the first time.”

Ford says the new Ranger Raptor will bring the thrilling off-road performance capabilities of the ‘Raptor’ to the Ranger for the first time ever. With its bold appearance and extreme, off-road performance features, the Ford Ranger Raptor will represent a new and distinctive breed of truck.

“Combining the Raptor’s advanced off-road capabilities with the versatility of the Ranger is a significant accomplishment for Ford’s world-class engineering and design teams,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance.

Ford Ranger Raptor joins F-150 Raptor to advance the Ford Performance DNA, complementing the on-road high performance lineup of Ford GT, Ford Mustang Shelby, Focus RS and Focus ST.

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