Pickup truck enthusiasts rejoice for the Ranger Raptor cometh!
$195,888 without COE, accurate at the time of this article. That’s what the next-gen Ranger Raptor costs in Singapore. Desire a perfect balance of power and versatility in your commercial vehicle? Read on.
This Ranger Raptor sports a two-litre bi-turbo diesel engine, putting down 206hp at 3,750rpm and 500Nm of torque at 1,750-2,000rpm through a ten-speed automatic gearbox with switchable four-wheel drive and low-range. Grunt both on and off tarmac is not going to be lacking in any way.
However, unlike other pickups with leaf springs, the Ranger Raptor has specially developed 2.5-inch FOX shocks with Internal Bypass technology and coil springs for better on-road AND off-road handling.
Together with its new electronically-controlled on-demand two-speed transfer case and locking rear differential, along with the off-road oriented ‘Baja’ drive mode, the pickup enthusiast can enjoy maximum performance on the rough stuff.
The other six drive modes are Normal for everyday driveability, Sport when more gusto is desired on-road, Slippery for when the heavens open up, Sand for beach and dune driving, Mud/Ruts to negotiate the icky-stickys, …
… and Rock Crawl to do this:
Don’t worry about scraping the underside of the engine though, for a 2.3mm-thick high-strength steel bash plate comes standard fitted, along with under shield and transfer case shield. Don’t worry about falling out of your chair either, for jet fighter-inspired sports seats are there to hold you in snugly both on and off road.
There’s no denying it – the Ranger Raptor is a sight to behold. Tough, muscular and aggressive-looking, it certainly makes a statement as it goes past.
That statement is carried on to the inside, where everything looks tough and chunky for that hard-hitting experience. However, technology is not left out, which not only cater to the off-roading bits but also creature comforts to make everyday drives more enjoyable.
Ford’s signature Matrix LED headlights help effectively illuminate the path ahead without blinding others in the process. Adaptive Cruise Control with Lane Centering makes daily-driving that much easier.
Wireless smartphone connectivity for both Apple and Android, along with a wireless charging pad, ensures one’s phone is fully along for the ride. 360-degree cameras make manoeuvring in carparks and tight spaces that much easier. And the Bang & Olufsen sound system lets the pickup enthusiast bang out their favourite tunes while banging about off the beaten track.
Ready to Raptor?