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.