Photo series of Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 in Darwin

Updated Oct 12, 2020 | Same topic: Automotive Industry Updates

After four years of development, Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 is released and here comes its most impressive moments!

Ford Ranger Raptor is a familiar name with those fancying pick-up trucks from the Blue Oval. Long well known for its robust body styling design and insurmountable performance, the Raptor family has just stirred the auto kingdom one more time with the birth of Ford Ranger Raptor 2018. The model is already available for booking with exact price list in Thailand.

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 overview

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 bears a compact but robust look

Looking through its exteriors, the Ranger T6-based Raptor is equipped with xenon headlights and LED daytime lights. The grille is designed following Dyno Grey style, featuring the outstanding Ford letters at the center. The 17-inch alloy wheels covered with 285/70 BF Goodrich tyres are specially tailored for Range Raptor to enhance its performance on all kinds of terrains. Besides, aluminum side steps and a 2.3 mm-thick metal bash plate are also added to protect the frame with other essential parts such as radiator, engine sump or power steering system.

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When it comes to the rear end, changes are rarely seen apart from a newly added spring mechanism to assist opening/ closing process of tailgate. The centre of gravity also stays the same, but you can find a full-sized spare tyre right beneath the truck bed for urgent cases.

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 performing off road

The Raptor showcasing its high performance regardless of terrain type

Generally speaking, Ford Range Raptor 2018 measures 150 mm wider than usual owing to the swelled panels and Dyno Grey bumper. The ride height is increased by 150mm while the ground clearance has a rise of 50 mm.

The model also offers more upgrades inside like keyless entry, reverse camera, 12-volt socket, leather steering wheel, SYNC 3 head unit compatible with Apple CarPlay as well as Android Auto.

First look: Ford Ranger Raptor 2018

The newly developed Raptor employs 2.0L EcoBlue bi-turbo engine using diesel, mated to the modern Getrag 10R80 ten-speed AT to produce 213 PS at max with the peak torque of 500 Nm. This compact pick-up truck can tow 2,500 kg without any struggle. Also, the rugged leaf spring setup is replaced by a coilover suspension of Watt’s linage to increase driving stability.

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 running on road

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 can reach the top speed of 213 PS

Another striking feature in this model is the brand new Fox Racing Shox dampers which help to switch smoothly between on-road and off-road mode then vice versa. These dampers are proved to double its efficiency despite being non-adaptive compared to standard types.

Below are more photos of this compact powerful truck!

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 front fascia

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 rear end

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 cabin design

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 steering wheel

Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 seat arrangement

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Know more about Ford Ranger Raptor 2023

Ford Ranger Raptor

The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor is a performance-oriented pickup truck. For the Philippine market, its sole variant is priced at Php 2,339,000. 

Under the hood of the all-new Ranger Raptor is a 2.0-liter bi-turbo diesel that can make up to 207 horsepower and 500 Nm of torque. The engine is then paired to a 10-speed automatic gearbox sending power to all four wheels.  

The 2023 Ranger Raptor is 5,381mm long, 2,028mm wide, and 1,922mm in height. It then has a wheelbase length spanning 3,270mm. 

Locally, the Ranger Raptor’s closest competitors are the Nissan Navara PRO-4X and the Hilux GR Sport.  

₱ 2,339,000