Yes, the new Ranger Raptor from Ford will appear in Canada next year | Biden News


Complementing the Blue Oval Raptors set, this dunebuster will be coming to Europe and other markets this summer

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And Ranger makes three. After years of teasing off-road gearheads (*raises hand*) with a Raptor-like Ranger pickup variant in other markets, the Blue Oval team has finally brought the right-sized rig to this side of the pond.

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The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor made its world debut this morning, timed to optimally cover overseas markets. That said, the powers that be in North America (read: CEO Jim Farley himself) have confirmed the new 2023 Ranger, including the Raptor! – next year it will appear on the dealer lots of this market. That means there will be a trio of Raptor 4x4s in Ford showrooms: the F-150, Bronco and Ranger.

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It looks like Ford is taking a global approach with this Ranger Raptor, rather than focusing on specific markets like it did with previous iterations. According to the company, it will be equipped with a 3.0-liter twin-turbo V6 EcoBoost with a capacity of 397 hp. (391 horsepower) and a torque of 583 Nm (430 lb-ft). These are very healthy numbers for a mid-size pickup, and will no doubt help the Ranger Raptor navigate off-road obstacles with aplomb.

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They are also familiar numbers because Bronco The Raptor will also deploy a 3.0-liter EcoBoost V6, assuming Ford hasn’t officially rated its hp/tq yet. It should be noted that technically these figures only apply to foreign markets. Now.

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Underneath the Ranger Raptor, we’ll find locking front and rear differentials, a slick 4×4 transfer case with typical low/high ranges and a “4A” setup, and FOX 2.5 live valve internal shocks. The rubber is pictured as a tasty meaty BFGoodrich KO2 measuring 285/70/17, which translates to (roughly) a 33-inch tire in typical off-road “floating” sizes. Ground clearance, approach and exit angles, wheel travel — all of these details are currently under wraps.

However, from the images posted on Ford’s official website in Thailand, we can understand that this truck will have a coilover rear suspension. Also check out a screenshot from the Ranger Raptor promotional video showing off the geometry of these new rear suspensions.

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The truck’s debut also gives us a great look at the interior of the next-generation Ranger. Ford has stepped up its game by including the brand’s huge, portrait-style infotainment screen in the center stack, as well as a gorgeous, digitally adjustable gauge cluster right in front of the driver. Those seats look aggressively bolstered, ready to hug you tighter than a naughty classmate while off-roading, and feature sharp red trim. It’s easy to spot the Ranger Raptor in the wild with its FORD grille and steroid fenders.

This digital cluster shows the various driving modes, including menus for a quartet of exhaust settings. Supposedly, the so-called Baja mode will uncork the twin-turbo V6 and make the Ranger Raptor sing like a stool. The top switches are ready to control the auxiliary mechanism and allow drivers to live out all their Top Gun fantasies.

While no official timelines have been released, this tweet from CEO Jim Farley confirms that we’ll be seeing the 2023 Ranger Raptor on North American roads next calendar year.


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