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2018 Ford Ranger Raptor

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor

The rugged Ford Ranger continues to power down our roads, and it’s a big winner here in Australia and across the Tasman where it’s actually outselling the Toyota Hilux now.  Loads of power, refinement and towing ability make it the perfect companion on the work site.  The best thing is that the Ranger scrubs up really nice for a night on the town where it has impressive looks, presence and street cred.  Now, think current Ford Ranger and picture a Ranger on steroids.  You’ll probably be pretty close to what will be the brand new Ford Ranger Raptor which will be available for purchase later in 2018.

Few other trucks, let alone those currently in production, will be able to boast legendary Fox Racing Shox as standard equipment.  The Ford Ranger Raptor’s race-bred suspension has been specifically crafted to tackle the toughest terrains and has been proven in Ford’s F-150 Raptor.  Quite the bushman’s breakfast!  Ford’s new Ranger Raptor also has some clever stuff to match its contortionistic chassis.  A special Terrain Management System (TMS) allows the vehicle to excel in a wide range of terrains, so at the push of a button (mounted on the steering wheel) the driver can switch between Normal, Sport, Grass/Gravel/Snow, Mud/Sand, Rock and Baja modes.  Baja mode is not for the faint hearted!  With a specially designed ladder frame chassis that has been strengthened with High Strength Low Alloy (HSLA) steel, the Raptor is ready to rip up some rugged terrain.

Under the hood, and at the driver’s disposal, is the massive torque put out from the powerful BiTurbo diesel engine.  This is not your usual turbo-diesel motor, but one that comes from Ford’s next-generation 2.0-litre twin turbo-diesel, four-cylinder engine.  Rated similarly to the current 3.2-litre Ranger engine in power, we’ll be seeing at least 150 kW and 470 Nm for this turbo-diesel.  This puts it in the hunt for being the most powerful 2.0-litre diesel in its class.  Power and economy like never before puts the Raptor in the hunt for top “bush-bash” honours.  Linked to the first ever 10-speed transmission, the new Ford Ranger Raptor connects the engine to optimum gearing and torque levels for all off-roading purposes.  Out on the open road, the Ranger Raptor has huge power for cruising and towing.  You’re up nice and high, and so a commanding view of the road ahead is what you’ll be getting used to when driving the Raptor.  This high visual advantage translates well off the beaten track, too.

Rugged and impressive technology hasn’t stopped with the engine and chassis.  The new Ford Ranger Raptor isn’t just a tough guy; it’s also loaded with a host of standard features and driver assisting technologies.  Equipped with the SYNC 3 voice activation system, new satellite navigation modes, active and passive safety features like Electronic Stability Control (ESC),Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC), Load Adaptive Control (LAC), Lane Departure Warning (LDW) with Lane Keep Assist (LKA) and Roll Over Mitigation (ROM) you can really you’re your drive.  Safety is first rate, and like other Ranger models, this tough guy gets the full five stars.

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor Interior

Space inside a Ranger cabin is first class, while the seats provide very good comfort for long distance travel.  Difficult Outback excursions are some-what tamed with the comfy climate-controlled interior.  You can carry huge loads on the rear deck, and even tow an off-road caravan to ensure you have all the mod cons with you.

The brand new 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor is yet to roll off the showroom floors, but we’ll definitely keep you posted on arrival.  This is ‘FPV’ taken to a new level, so enjoy the display of fantastic new and exciting vehicles Ford are bringing to our roads.  See us here at Private Fleet for a great Raptor deal, too!

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor

For any more information on the new Ford Ranger Raptor or, for that matter, any other new car, contact one of our friendly consultants on 1300 303 181. If you’d like some fleet discount pricing (yes even for private buyers!), we can submit vehicle quote requests out to our national network of Ford dealers and come back with pricing within 24 hours. Private Fleet – car buying made easy!