As we informed previously, the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 would be launched in Thailand on February 7 and Ford did not let us down by introducing a high-performance Raptor with exceptional abilities. We have too many articles writing about the Raptor, but this is the first one we show you a real one in the metal.
Ford Ranger Raptor 2018: Ready for reveal
The 2018 Ford Ranger Raptor finally debuts in Thailand
Born to take the fight to renowned performance badge, the Raptor design is undoubtedly outstanding
Born to take the fight to renowned performance badge, the Raptor design is undoubtedly outstanding. Up front, the pickup looks more fierce and aggressive with larger grill, new headlamps and bumper. All these tweaks remind of a racing pickup truck rather than an everyday workhorse. Massive wheels and off-road tires are also fitted on the side, together with more accessorizing and cladding.
Massive wheels and off-road tires are also fitted on the side
Also for going off-road, the suspension system is upgraded for better performance on trails: less bounce and more speed to be exact.
The suspension system is upgraded for better performance on trails
Internally, the Raptor 2018 also features a new look
Internally, the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 also features a new look with Raptor badges to make it special. Nevertheless, what we want to highlight here is an all-new engine. Yes, this 2018 Raptor is currently powered by a 2.0L diesel engine with new bi-turbo system. Even better, this engine works in conjunction with a revised 4WD system and a 10-speed automatic transmission with a roller one way clutch which serves as the only transmission option. The Terrain Management System is likewise tuned up to for better version. Although figures of power and torque has been undisclosed, it is claimed that the bi-turbo 2.0L engine is capable of delivering 213 PS and 500 Nm.
This 2018 Raptor is currently powered by a 2.0L diesel engine with new bi-turbo system
This is the first time the “Raptor” nameplate has formally been used on the Ranger and in Asian market where Thailand is the pioneer and other markets will follow shortly.
The Raptor price has yet to be announced, so for now, take a look at the Ford Ranger 2018 price in the Philippines.
|Model||2017 SRP||2018 SRP||Difference|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 XLT 4x2 AT||₱1,259,000||₱1,188,000||-₱71,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X2 MT||₱1,429,000||₱1,328,000||-₱101,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X2 AT||₱1,489,000||₱1,388,000||-₱101,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X4 MT||₱1,539,000||₱1,428,000||-₱111,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 Wildtrak 4X4 AT||₱1,599,000||₱1,488,000||-₱111,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 4X4 MT||₱1,709,000||₱1,568,000||-₱141,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 3.2 Wildtrak 4X4 AT||₱1,769,000||₱1,628,000||-₱141,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x2 MT||₱1,059,000||₱998,000||-₱61,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 XLS 4x4 MT||₱1,219,000||₱1,138,000||-₱81,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 Cab and Chassis 4x2 MT||₱720,000||₱720,000||0|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 Single Cab 4x2 MT||₱780,000||₱780,000||0|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 Base 4x2 MT||₱909,000||₱868,000||-₱41,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 FX4 4x2 MT||₱1,299,000||₱1,208,000||-₱91,000|
|2018 Ford Ranger 2.2 FX4 4x2 AT||₱1,359,000||₱1,268,000||-₱91,000|
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Know more about Ford Ranger Raptor 2023
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.