Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 to debut on February 7 in Thailand

Dec 22, 2017 | Same topic: Highlights of the week
Our neighboring country has a great honor of marking this launch.

The performance-oriented Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 has got fans inquisitive for months. A couple months ago, it was confirmed by Ford Philippines that Pinoy car enthusiasts would have the chance to see the highly-tuned pickup in metal in the near future, likely late 2018 or early 2019. Further information about this announcement from Ford PH can be found here.

And now, good news is that Asian-Pasific market just has to wait for about two months to admire it in daylight. Yes, this much-anticipated pickup will officially be debuting next year on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand, according to latest car news from the Blue Oval.

2018 Ford Ranger Raptor

Apart from this detail of release date, there are no more words on other Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 specs. That said, we still hope for a potent 2.0-liter 4-cylinder turbo diesel engine under the sheet metal. When compared with the US-spec, its 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 can dish out 443 hp and 691 Nm of torque.

Ford EcoBoost engine

The US-spec Ranger Raptor runs a 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6

If the 2.0-liter engine is equipped, it will be mated to the same 10-speed automatic gearbox as in gas version. As well as that, a plethora of exclusive off-road cues will be fully set up, including bigger tires, a lifted suspension system and more capable shocks, in order to bring an "adrenaline pumping experience."

Rumor also has it that the standard Ford Ranger will likely make its way at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show on January 14, 2018 when it will be shown off in full. Accordingly, the base model would run a 4-cylinder EcoBoost mill and a 2.7-liter V6 unit as an option.

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 front view

The Raptor will officially be debuting next year on February 9 in Bangkok, Thailand

Both two pickups will be manufactured at Wayne production facility in Michigan, US. After the production line, they are expected to be available for sale late in 2018 or early in 2019.

For now, the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 price hasn’t been announced yet and neither has the standard Ranger. Thus, wait for the formal announcement to be made. Stay tuned!