Next Ford Ranger Raptor to get turbo-gasoline V6 in the U.S but that’s okay

Jul 07, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates
The Ranger Raptor will enter the U.S. market for the first time.

Back in May, we learned that Ford will most likely offer the next-gen Ranger and Everest with a 3.0-liter turbocharged diesel engine, the same power unit found in the F-150.

It seems that our report points in the right direction as new details emerged from Australia’s CarExpert stating the new engine options for the U.S.-bound Ford Ranger Raptor.

The Ranger Raptor will enter the U.S. market for the first time, according to the publication. It will be offered in the U.S. with a 2.7-liter turbocharged V6 EcoBoost gasoline engine that delivers 325 hp and 542 Nm of torque.

The engine is connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission. On the other hand, the upcoming Ford Bronco, which is set to debut on July 13, is said to be equipped with the same 2.7-liter turbo-gasoline V6 engine.   

2020 Ford Ranger Raptor

Muscle and performance (note: photo shown above is the current Ranger Raptor) 

So, why do we care about the said information, right? It's a gasoline engine, and we all know that most Filipinos are suckers for diesel power units especially if we’re talking about a pickup truck or a seven-seater SUV.

Hold your horses, and keep in mind that there’s a 3.0-liter turbo-diesel engine in the table, which is said to be offered in the Asian market.  

While the U.S. will get the turbocharged V6 gasoline, the next-gen Ranger Raptor for the Australian and Asian markets will be offered with a 3.0-liter turbocharged V6 diesel engine that generates 255 hp and 600 Nm of torque, and is mated to a 10-speed automatic transmission.

The said engine and transmission layout is similar to the one fitted in the Ford F-150. 

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2020 Ford Ranger Raptor rear

The Ranger Raptor can drive through almost any terrain (note: photo shown above is the current Ranger Raptor)

The next-gen Ranger Raptor is also said to feature a permanent all-wheel drive, similar to the Volkswagen Amarok. Well, this makes sense since Ford and Volkswagen decided to team up to develop a new medium-size pickup truck.

Moreover, the Ranger Raptor for Australia and Asia will be offered with the truck’s current 2.0-liter turbo diesel that can churn out 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. It also comes with a 10-speed automatic transmission. 

2020 Ranger Raptor

The Ranger Raptor can fly? (note: photo shown above is the current Ranger Raptor)

Upon the launch of the new Ford Ranger Raptor, we expect that it will come with a new look along with the latest generation Fox Racing shock absorbers, and updated tech.

On the tech side, it could be integrated with Ford’s over-the-air (OTA) software, a feature that was first introduced in the 2021 F-150. OTA is a software that allows a Ford vehicle to get online software updates to further improve the vehicle’s performance.

It can support preventative maintenance, reduce repair trips, and provide improved performance to the vehicle.     

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Martin Aguilar

Martin is a B.A. English Studies-Literature graduate from the University of the Philippines and the Content Editor of Philkotse. Aside from his interest in cars, he loves to read crime-thriller novels, play basketball (note: video game only), eat tapsilog, and go for random road trip adventures.