Ranger Raptor - News from down under


Cobrar

GT Owner
Mark II Lifetime
Jun 24, 2006
3,856
Metro Detroit
Initial showing of Ranger Raptor looking interesting. Look forward to seeing a proper US version to augment the current F150. Believe that powertrain selection will be key to success in this market.

https://www.carsguide.com.au/car-news/ford-ranger-raptor-2018-revealed-67254
 

Specracer

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Nov 28, 2005
5,916
MA
I assume it will have Fox shocks like the big brother. Be nice to elbow out the Chevy, and take over the DSSV shocks from the Colorado "raptor" thingy (what ever its called).
 

djs

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Jun 7, 2007
2,082
I can’t see the diesel being only U.S. engine.
 

PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,192
Great Falls, VA
Does it have at least 48" between the wheel wells in the pickup bed? If so, I want one. If not, I'll pass.
 

07XL0027

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May 20, 2012
1,163
Austin TX
The good news is it should fit in a car wash, unlike big brother.


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SYCO GT

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Sep 9, 2006
4,199
California
Yessss! I just saw that this morning. I would love to be able to offroad that instead of my full size pick up truck. Would make things a lot more enjoyable on the tighter trails. Hope it is coming to the US!

http://www.autoguide.com/auto-news/2018/02/2019-ford-ranger-raptor-arrives-210-hp-diesel-off-road-ready-suspension.html
 

SYCO GT

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Sep 9, 2006
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Hoping for stronger engine choices + a higher towing capacity! And then, I'm in!
 

SYCO GT

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Sep 9, 2006
4,199
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I assume it will have Fox shocks like the big brother. Be nice to elbow out the Chevy, and take over the DSSV shocks from the Colorado "raptor" thingy (what ever its called).
That Colorado has some interesting technology but in my opinion, not a great looking vehicle aside from that.

This baby Ford Raptor could be HUGE, if done right. I'm confident Ford knows the Formula from their current Raptor. Just downsize it 25% so we can daily drive it and offroad it too.
 

junior

GT Owner
Mar 9, 2007
1,112
So Cal
Cool looking truck. Any ideas on why the reveal outside the US and why no availability in the US to date?

http://www.foxnews.com/auto/2018/02/07/ford-ranger-raptor-is-forbidden-fruit-for-now.html :
 

PeteK

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Apr 18, 2014
1,192
Great Falls, VA
Ford doesn't want to lose sales of F-150 to the Ranger.
 

07XL0027

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May 20, 2012
1,163
Austin TX
Better to lose sales to yourself than to lose them to GM.


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PeteK

GT Owner
Apr 18, 2014
1,192
Great Falls, VA
Better to lose sales to yourself than to lose them to GM.
Yeah, as Andy Grove used to say, if you don't cannibalize your own sales, your competition will.
 

Jimbo

New member
Jul 31, 2016
1
I hope ford builds a version of the ranger raptor for the US. I had the '17 F150 Raptor, just didn't like the size, more of a midsize guy.
 

NorthwoodGT

GT Owner
Jun 12, 2009
1,061
Michigan
I really like this truck but I'm guessing the price will be up there close to the F150 Raptor or at least the price of a loaded F150. If it were me, I'd like to see an F350 Raptor. that would be a monster!
 

junior

GT Owner
Mar 9, 2007
1,112
So Cal
They've got to bring it :biggrin- Otherwise what's Ford's answer to the Tacoma TRD Pro? GM's Colorado is an OK/good truck but considering re-sale and durability if falls short of the Tacoma.
 

junior

GT Owner
Mar 9, 2007
1,112
So Cal
 

alexhay3

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Nov 2, 2016
57
Duxbury, MA
Pardon me please if posted earlier.

https://youtu.be/H63Yox4aUqM
 

SYCO GT

GT Owner
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Sep 9, 2006
4,199
California
From an article in Truck Trend

Some speculative news about the U.S. engine possibilities, courtesy of current issue of Truck Trend.
 

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alexhay3

Subscribing Spectator
Nov 2, 2016
57
Duxbury, MA
Bummer.
Looks like the Ranger Raptor isn’t coming to the USA anytime soon.

http://www.thedrive.com/news/24336/confirmed-ford-ranger-raptor-will-not-be-sold-in-the-us
 

MDT

GT Owner
Jun 24, 2006
209
I really hope fox jumps in and offers some good shocks for the ranger.