2019 FORD RANGER RAPTOR EURO REDESIGN, RELEASE DATE, PRICE, & SPY SHOTS – Ford has released that it will promote the Ranger Raptor in Europe in 2019. The Blue Oval used the Gamescom video game show to publicize the truck’s access next year. In addition, the pickup will make its video game debut in Forza Horizon 4.
Like its Asian market comparable version, the Ford Ranger Raptor employs a twin-turbocharged 2.0-liter diesel four-cylinder engine generating 210 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque and paired to a 10-speed automatic transmission. The turbochargers function in a sequential style, with the smaller unit functioning at reduced revs and the larger one using over greater in the rpm group. Ford also programmed the transmission so that the driver can override it anytime via the paddle shifters. Its chassis is tuned for off-road performance and features Fox shocks with Position Sensitive Damping. BF Goodrich all-terrain tires on 17-inch wheels arrive standard together with a front skid plate manufactured of high-durability steel. The Ranger Raptor might be driven in one of six modes, which includes Standard, Sport, Lawn/Pea gravel/Snow, Soil/Sand, Rock and roll, and Baja for high-speed off-road driving.
Inside, the Ranger Raptor includes Ford’s Sync 3 infotainment system, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, and an 8.-inch touchscreen. Raptor-particular sports seats arrive standard upholstered in a suede-like fabric and leather with blue sewing. Key exterior design cues distinguishing the Ranger Raptor from a standard Ranger include a distinctive grille, flared composite front fenders that will allow for longer suspension travel and large car tires, side step panels which also prevent rock mist and air window curtains on the front fender for much better airflow.
Previous this year, we caught a left-hands-drive Ranger Raptor prototype on U.S. dirt. Sadly, its possibilities of emerging on this page aren’t high, especially considering the model was made mainly for other global marketplaces whereby the F-150 isn’t sold and diesel is most popular.