The next-generation Ford Ranger Raptor is underway. It will get a V6 for America and two diesel engines for other markets.
It will be a global model. For a new generation, the vehicle will receive a more upscale cabin, more new technologies and, logically, it will be more expensive.
Australian CarExpert has recently informed that Ford will launch the new-gen 2021/2022 Ranger Raptor in the USA.
As they say, a U.S.-spec Ranger Raptor will be powered by a reworked variant of Ford’s 2.7-liter EcoBoost 6-cylinder engine that makes up to 325 hp (242 kW) and 400 lb-ft (542 Nm) of torque.
The mill works in pair with a 10-speed automatic transmission and permanent all-wheel-drive with a selectable low-range mode.
In Australia, Asia, and maybe Europe, the pickup truck will come with two diesels. A new twin-turbo one with displacement of 2 liters and 210 hp (157 kW) / 369 lb-ft (500 Nm) combines with the 10-speed automatic gearbox and adaptive all-wheel drive.
The second diesel engine on offer is the F-150’s 3.0-liter V6 making 255 hp (190 kW) and 443 lb-ft (600 Nm) of torque. It comes with permanent AWD.
The non-Raptor Ford Ranger will also get considerable upgrades. In particular, it’ll add a new plug-in hybrid powertrain and the brand’s SYNC4 infotainment system.
Ford unveiled the Ranger Raptor in Thailand in 2018 as a 2019 production model. Like a larger F-150 Raptor, it is a high-performance off-road version.
The engine used on it was a 210-hp 2.0-liter EcoBlue bi-turbo diesel with the 10-speed automatics, standard four-wheel drive, upgraded chassis and suspension.
Initially Ford designed the Ranger Raptor specifically for markets where the F-150 Raptor is not available, in other words, not for North America.