Ranger is returning to the US. After years of not being available on North American market, the 2019 year model is back where it belongs. However, this might not be the only surprise. Fans would be happy to hear that the carmaker is planning to build 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor as well. This truck is confirmed. But the company is still quiet if this vehicle is coming outside Australia.
There must be modifications if 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor appears in the US. First of all, regulations and emission requirements in the UK and Australia are totally different than in North America. This will lead to many other specs differences. All in all, exterior and interior are not going to suffer. In the matter of fact, the same upgrades to regular 2019 Ranger will be in all markets.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor confirmed for next season
Asian Pacific area and countries there already saw the 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor. It looks like baby F-150 Raptor. However, we are still not sure in which markets Ranger will have a performance-oriented version. Thailand, Malaysia, and Australia releases are the most certain for now. Also, the UK fans are going to get their release date very soon.
Release in the US interests us the most. When we asked experts, they answered probability is high. However, no one can say when will Ford officially announce Ranger Raptor. The regular Ranger is still fresh, and the company will probably give it some time before they launch the performance-tuned truck.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor price
The Raptor version on the F-150 costs almost double as the base truck. On the other hand, it is not the most expensive trim level. King Ranch, Platinum, and Limited cost even more. The base Ranger pricing is not available yet. Expert predict price between Chevy Colorado and Toyota Tacoma. The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor will boost it from $20,000-$25,000 for around $15,000. The pickup will probably start from $40,000.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor diesel engine and specs
The mid-size truck is going to get the power from a 2.3-liter turbo-four engine. Of course, Ford will put a new 10-speed transmission box as a router for the comeback. The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor is getting a different unit which will pump more power. For the US market, it will probably be a 2.7-liter EcoBoost powertrain. The same unit we can find in Ford Edge ST. Outputs will be similar. So, the 2019 Ranger Raptor is going to put up 335 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque.
The rest of the world will see the new Ranger Raptor with a diesel drivetrain. Engineers could try to tune a brand-new 2.0-liter engine for North American countries. It is not going to be easy to do with the twin-turbo inline-four unit. Well, it is possible, but the drivetrain would lose power and torque. Exact numbers are not available, but a 2.0-liter powertrain is more potent than 3.2-liter turbo-five that cranks out 211 hp and 369 pound-feet.
2019 Ford Ranger Raptor redesign
A unique grille and F-O-R-D uppercase spell are the highlights of the exterior. The 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor will share a lot with F-150 Raptor. Shields under the truck, flared fenders, and 11-inch ground clearance will boost off-road experience. Special tuning of the approach angles, all-terrain tires, and many other upgrades will be available as well.
Inside, features from the regular truck will get updates and upgrades. Apple CarPlay, assist services, and safety accessories are stunning. A lot of leather and attention to details will make 2019 Ford Ranger Raptor attractive inside as outside. Also, the aggressiveness and elegance will come together with this truck.