The next-generation Ford Ranger debuted to a worldwide viewers simply earlier than the Thanksgiving vacation within the United States. The new midsize truck might be bought in 180 international locations, however not all of them will get a hardcore off-road Raptor model. For those who do – and that ought to embody North America this time – this is a style of what it may be like.
The optimum phrase right here is style, as these are unofficial renderings. We typically flip to KDesgn AG at Behance.net for a take a look at potential future fashions, and these three Ranger renderings are very effectively achieved with all the main points we might count on in a Raptor mannequin. The apparent distinction is the distinguished Ford branding within the grille, a Raptor trademark because the first-generation F-150 mannequin appeared in 2010. The entrance bumper can be significantly extra aggressive with vents, to not point out the tip of the seen skid plate beneath.
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There’s extra acquainted Raptor remedy on the rear, specifically with the blackout strip on the tailgate. It positive aspects even bigger Ford branding, together with a small Raptor badge on the suitable facet. Curiously, the wheels and tires aren’t considerably completely different in these renderings, and the experience top seems to be practically similar. That’s truly per earlier Raptors, because the vans have been by no means excessive rollers in that regard. A barely wider stance could possibly be so as, nevertheless.
We already know a brand new Ranger Raptor is coming. In reality, we all know it can debut reasonably quickly – February 2022 to be precise, which ought to make it a 2023 mannequin. A sneaky teaser video from Ford mentions the date with an audio observe of a gasoline engine revving, and it positive appears like a V6 with a touch of turbo whistle. That’s important, because the earlier Ranger Raptor used a boosted four-cylinder diesel that, at 210 horsepower (157 kilowatts), did not set the efficiency world on hearth. It appears doubtless the brand new model will pack an EcoBoost V6, presumably the 400-hp (298-kW) mill used within the Ford Explorer ST.
February might be right here within the blink of an eye fixed, so whereas these renderings are unofficial, we do not have lengthy earlier than the actual deal is revealed.