Raptor is a special version of the F-150 truck. This trim level comes with plenty of unique equipment. Of course, the special performance-oriented drivetrain is there for the pickup, as well as features that help it achieve better output numbers. And these are already astonishing. Compared to the base truck, the 2019 Ford Raptor will get 160 horses more. Although it uses a V-6 engine, it delivers more power than the V-8 unit.
The 2019 Ford Raptor is an off-road show-off pickup. For the new season, the company is preparing a variety of extra options and features. Skid plates, unique grille, interior, are all-new and different than we can see on any other vehicle. That makes Raptor so special. Well, the output of 450 horses as well. Combined, design and performance are making a different vehicle which could be considered as the lineup for itself.
2019 Ford Raptor engine
Under the bonnet of the 2019 Ford Raptor will be the same powertrain as it lays in the engine room of the current truck. It is a 3.5-liter twin-turbo V-6 unit. Thanks to the special tuning, it makes more energy for Raptor than the regular F-150. The same engine is delivering 375 hp for the standard model. Here, buyers are getting a boost of 75 hp. Torque level raises to 510 pound-feet as well. All-wheel drive and a 10-speed transmission are the only options with F-150 Raptor. Fuel economy is not something the truck is proud of. It can make only 160 mpg combined.
It sounds silly now, but the 2019 Ford Raptor could ride on a hybrid drivetrain. Nevertheless, it is just a rumor, but the possibility is there. For some while, we can hear stories about the first hybrid truck. Ram is also developing similar concepts, so that is not so strange. Also, it won’t be a surprise to see the flagship model F-150 with electric battery helping petrol unit. But, the performance-oriented truck and fuel-saving system are not used in the same sentence pretty often. Whatsoever, even if that happens, the 2019 Ford Raptor Hybrid could be just a concept of what we can expect to be in production after 2020.
2019 Ford Raptor interior
Although special, the 2019 Ford Raptor is not going to use too much leather inside the cabin. Instead, there are cloth and other high-quality materials. That is one of the reasons why Raptor is not as expensive as the Platinum or King Ranch models. Nevertheless, buyers can pick up leather instead of the cloth for $3,500. A 360-degree camera is also optional feature while cruise control comes standard.
Outside, the 2019 Ford Raptor will come with plenty of features making it visually different from its sibling. First of all, there is a special grille. Instead of a logo, it comes with a Ford title. The same design solution we can find on the tailgate. Skid plates are included in the standard offer. Additionally, buyers can choose bedliner and different kinds of accessories, such as box divider, or covers.
2019 Ford Raptor release date
As always, the details about the Raptor model are not available at the same time as for the standard truck. However, there are a lot of fans of this version, so the company will soon confirm the 2019 Ford Raptor. On the other hand, the F-150 truck is already presented in Detroit, with the latest addition – diesel engine. Now, we are waiting to see if the concept of the hybrid truck is coming next year and exact release date of 2019 Ford Raptor.
Cost of 2019 Ford Raptor will raise. However, the company is not going to slap the price tag fend off buyers. A slight modification of $1,000-2,000 could make both sides happy.