Recently, the assumed next-gen Ford Ranger Raptor was spotted being tested on public roads. The spy photos were taken after the launch of the all-new Ranger so it couldn’t be the latter. Fast forward to today, the Blue Oval company is letting us know that the new Raptor is getting even closer to its global debut next month.
In a series of photos posted by a Thai Facebook group called Next Gen Ranger 2022 Society, the next-gen pickup truck is seen with a similar camouflage design as the one in the all-new Ranger, but themed in red. One can confirm that this is indeed the next-gen model as the ‘Ranger’ character is printed on the sides.
Since the upcoming Raptor is based on the recently-launched Ranger, the truck should bear similar design cues with few differences to distinguish it from the non-Raptor version. Unfortunately, we can’t tell the differences due to the heavy camouflage covering the model.
The visible exterior details include the revamped taillights, neat wheel fenders, and C-shaped daytime running lights (DRLs) reminiscent of the Ford F-150. As for the interior, the truck was heavily tinted so we can’t get a sneak peek. But in consideration of the new releases from Ford, the next-gen Raptor is expected to get a massive vertical touchscreen and updated tech.
The Raptor is itching to debut next month [Photo: Next Gen Ranger 2022 Society]
No official specifications have been disclosed just yet on the upcoming Ranger Raptor. But based on our previous report, the truck is expected to be powered by a 3.0-liter V6 Power Stroke turbodiesel engine, making 250 horsepower and 597 Nm of torque based on the US-spec F-150. Moreover, Ford Australia will reportedly roll out a V8-powered Raptor.
Ford Philippines hasn’t put out a word regarding the next-gen Ranger, which is understandable as it could be too early for that. The company seems to be focusing its attention on the local launches of the next-gen Ranger and Everest as both models are officially on its Coming Soon model page.
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Know more about Ford Ranger Raptor 2022
The Ranger Raptor 2022 by American truck maker Ford is the brand's entry to the midsize pickup truck segment in the Philippines. It is priced in the local market at Php 2,048,000 for the sole Raptor Ranger 2.0 Biturbo 4x4 AT variant. Powering this truck is a 2.0-liter Bi-Turbo diesel engine that is capable of generating 210 hp and 500 Nm of torque. This is connected to a 10-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters.
In terms of dimensions, the Ranger Raptor is 5,398 mm long, 2,028 mm wide, and 1,873 mm high. Other key numbers include the wheelbase at 3,220 mm and ground clearance at 283 mm. The closest competitors of this American truck in the Philippines are the Nissan Navara PRO-4X and Toyota Hilux GR Sport.