The Ford Ranger Raptor is the Ranger Wildtrak’s More Extreme, Desert-Loving Sibling

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September 8, 2017

When one hears the name Ford Raptor, images of a pumped-up F-150 tackling the harsh Baja desert almost always come to mind. Indeed, the specially designed F-150 was purpose-built to traverse surfaces where roads are practically non-existent.

But what if that same purpose-built DNA were to be transplanted into, say, the much-smaller Ranger? Dream no more as Ford has just announced that it will be bringing out a more rugged and badass Ranger, aptly dubbed Ranger Raptor.

Built by Ford Performance, the same folks who gave us the F-150 Raptor, the Ranger Raptor is a bolder, more off-road ready version of the popular Ranger. While the Ranger, especially in Wildtrak trim, is already extremely capable on its own, it still has a bit of that city-slicker demeanor in it.  After all, it is designed as a lifestyle truck that can.

The Ford Ranger Raptor, on the other hand, takes things to the extreme with off-road capabilities coming from its engine, chassis, and features. All these are designed to help it rough it up, albeit in a smaller and easier to handle package. You could say that it is a Raptor designed specifically for the Asia Pacific region.

The Ford Ranger Raptor will debut in 2018.

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Mr. Gerard Jude Castillo
Gerard has been a self-confessed car nut ever since he was a little boy. As a grown-up, he indulges in his passion by collecting toy cars (which he started since childhood) and reading up on the latest cars out there.  As News Editor, it is his job to deliver the stories about the most recent motoring events in an easy-to-digest manner.