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Old 06-23-2011, 10:34 AM
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A good friend of mine uses a 1999 ford ranger everyday and it has upwards of 200K on it and it's still running great. In all honesty ford needs a wakeup call to realize that some people need a small truck and not an F-150.

I guess GM and Nissan and Toytota will appreciate the increase in sales
In my neighborhood, mind you were in the country, every one of my neighbors has a small pickup. About 9/10 of those are Rangers. Here they are used for garbage removal and hauling furniture. I can not see a singe one of them buying an f-150 to replace what is essentially the perfect pick up. They will lose a lot of business, if not right now, in the next 5-10 years everyone will be driving a GM product or an old yoda or nissan. Hopefully Ford will realize their mistake before they lose a lot of loyal customers.
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at least change the title... 2006 Ranger....
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Originally Posted by oonowindoo View Post
at least change the title... 2006 Ranger....

All the threads in auto news always get updated titles when a new article is posted. Doesnt happen instantly but it gets done quickly once noticed.

Yumcha does a great job of it.
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perfect opportunity for Honda to downsize the Ridgeline a bit and grab some of those customers
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revival?

saw this pic on the media gallary on Edmunds's coverage of the Frankfurt auto show, but no article on it.

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Looks good, but a little large for a Ranger isn't it? Maybe it's the double cab that's throwing me off, and possibly some off-road package, but still.

Trucks like these are great IMO. People know the Ridgeline but sometimes people just want a truck to haul stuff in the back, they don't need to tow or have a huge assed SUV. Or even a small crossover for that matter.
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Ford NEEDS a smaller entry level truck.

the market is sorely lacking. No more S10...the Ridgeline is 7 years old with no update in sight...more than likely getting the axe...

Right now, you basically have the Tacoma and the Dakota...so really...the Tacoma.

This is a segment that could/should be thriving in today economy for people who need truck beds.

EDIT: Forgot about the Frontier....thats actually a great little truck, too. But I haven't heard about about an update or refresh in years with that either.

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Looks good, but a little large for a Ranger isn't it?

Maybe it's the double cab that's throwing me off, and possibly some off-road package, but still.
Maybe its more ridgeline sized?

The ridgeline is much bigger than a Ranger...just a smudge smaller than a F150...
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Originally Posted by Sarlacc View Post
Ford NEEDS a smaller entry level truck.

the market is sorely lacking. No more S10...the Ridgeline is 7 years old with no update in sight...more than likely getting the axe...

Right now, you basically have the Tundra and the Dakota...so really...the Tundra.

This is a segment that could/should be thriving in today economy for people who need truck beds.

EDIT: Forgot about the Frontier....thats actually a great little truck, too. But I haven't heard about about an update or refresh in years with that either.
you mean tacoma right?
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you mean tacoma right?


Yeah I meant the Tacoma.
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Yeah I meant the Tacoma.
haha I figured you did.
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The original article that announced the Ranger cancellation in the US said that the next gen will soldier on in other markets - hence this model in Frankfurt. They want to sell stripper F150 models to would be Ranger buyers in the US.
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Ford NEEDS a smaller entry level truck.

the market is sorely lacking. No more S10...the Ridgeline is 7 years old with no update in sight...more than likely getting the axe...

Right now, you basically have the Tacoma and the Dakota...so really...the Tacoma.

This is a segment that could/should be thriving in today economy for people who need truck beds.

EDIT: Forgot about the Frontier....thats actually a great little truck, too. But I haven't heard about about an update or refresh in years with that either.
Suzuki Equator(Nissan) is still on sale.
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The original article that announced the Ranger cancellation in the US said that the next gen will soldier on in other markets - hence this model in Frankfurt. They want to sell stripper F150 models to would be Ranger buyers in the US.
Ford FTL
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^I forgot to mention that.... I remember reading somewhere that it was a non-US truck only or something like that.

Ford FTL indeed.
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Don't forget the Chevy Colorado.
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Originally Posted by Sarlacc View Post
Ford NEEDS a smaller entry level truck.

the market is sorely lacking. No more S10...the Ridgeline is 7 years old with no update in sight...more than likely getting the axe...

Right now, you basically have the Tacoma and the Dakota...so really...the Tacoma.

This is a segment that could/should be thriving in today economy for people who need truck beds.

EDIT: Forgot about the Frontier....thats actually a great little truck, too. But I haven't heard about about an update or refresh in years with that either.
Dakota got the AXE too...
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Spy Shots: Ford Tests 2019 Ranger Pickup Truck Near Headquarters

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The 1st spy shots of the 2019 Ford Ranger pickup were captured as the automaker tested the mid-sized truck on the streets near its Dearborn, Mich., headquarters Tuesday.

Ford Motor Co. is developing a U.S. version of the truck, which it currently sells in Europe and other overseas markets. Ford last sold the Ranger in the U.S. during the 2012 model year. It ended production to focus on its larger F-150 pickup, which is the top-selling vehicle in the U.S. market.

The automaker announced plans to return the Ranger pickup truck to its North American vehicle lineup in 2019 — and another popular nameplate, the Bronco midsize SUV, to its global vehicle portfolio in 2020 — during a press conference at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last month.
2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck test vehicle spy shot. (Photo: Brian Williams)
These photos are of a so-called mule – a version used for testing but not a final prototype. At this point, it’s hard to see whether the U.S. ranger will look much different from the model sold globally. The North American version may wear its own unique design that picks up on the styling of Ford’s larger F-Series trucks. Overseas markets tend to prefer more aerodynamic, car-like styling for their pickups as opposed to the classic American box design.

The new Ranger is expected to be equipped with a full complement of Ford EcoBoost 4- and 6-cylinder engines and perhaps a diesel option. Ford may use the direct injected twin-turbo EcoBoost V6 as the premium choice. Ford’s new 10-speed automatic, co-developed with General Motors, will likely be integrated into the powertrain. A 2-wheel drive configuration is expected to be part of the standard package with the Ranger also offering a 4-wheel drive upgrade.
2019 Ford Ranger pickup truck test vehicle spy shot. (Photo: Brian Williams)
By returning the Ranger to the U.S. market, Ford is trying to take advantage of an upswing in mid-size pickup truck sales.

The smaller pickup trucks are 1 of the fastest growing segments of the U.S. market. Americans purchased almost 450,000 midsize pickups last year, a 25.5 percent gain over 2015.

“We have seen the positive response in the market for the physical size of the smaller trucks,” said Raj Nair, Ford’s chief technology officer and director of global product development, told Trucks.com in January.
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The 2.7EB in this could be a little rocket.
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I would love a midsize pickup truck with that 2.7L EB. That would be a lot of fun. F-150 would be too large for my needs.
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I actually wouldn't mind one of these either. The original ranger was much too small for me, but the new one with four doors might just do the trick. I wouldn't mind picking a used one up in a couple years.
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Weird to see the current Ranger in a bunch of places in the Caribbean but not a single one in the US.
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The Detroit auto show will be packed with new pickups this year including the 2019 Chevrolet Silverado and the 2019 Ram 1500. Not to be upstaged, Ford is now officially back in the midsize truck game with the 2019 Ranger pickup. It will exclusively house a new version of the company’s 2.3-liter EcoBoost four, though we don’t know the output yet. For reference, the same engine makes 350 hp and 350 lb-ft in the Focus RS; we’d bet it won’t make that much here, but hey, think of the tuning potential!

Two and four-wheel drive versions of the returning Ranger will be available—a truck that, by the way, has been continuously sold outside of the U.S. since 1998—all with Ford’s new ten-speed automatic transmission developed with Chevy. Power goes through Dana Trac-Lok differentials on both two- and four-wheel drive models. An electronic locking rear differential is optional, standard on FX2 and FX4 models.

Ranger will arrive early next year in three trims: XL, XLT and Lariat. Chrome and sport appearance packages as well as FX off-road, SuperCab (rear half-doors) and SuperCrew (full four-door) configurations will all be available.

Like the F-150 Raptor, the Ranger gets Ford’s Terrain Management System featuring normal, grass, gravel and snow; mud and ruts; and sand modes. FX4 models add the new Trail Control feature that takes over the throttle and brakes, leaving the driver to steer through rugged terrain. It works from 1 to 20 mph.


The 2019 Ford Ranger will come with Sync 3, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto as well as optional navigation and premium audio.
Ford didn't reveal towing and payload numbers, but said it's targeting "best in class."

The cabin and dashboard will look nothing like the Ranger you drove in high school. Buyers will see the Sync 3 infotainment system, LCD gauge cluster screens, Apple CarPlay and Android Auto, optional navigation, AC power outlets and USB outlets.

This pickup will also be safer than your old truck with standard emergency braking across the lineup and standard (on XLT and above) lane keeping, lane departure warning, reverse sensing system and blind spot information. The top Lariat model adds pre-collision assist, pedestrian detection and adaptive cruise control.

The new Ford Ranger, ready to do battle with the Chevy Colorado, GMC Canyon, Toyota Tacoma and Nissan Frontier, goes on sale in the first quarter of 2019.

Read more: 2019 Ford Ranger: It's back, and here's everything you need to know
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https://www.topgear.com/car-news/det...ew-ford-ranger

Detroit Motor Show reveal for the 'baby Raptor', set for launch in USA

America demands smaller trucks? Really? Well, Ford certainly thinks so, because it’s just about to start building the all-new ‘mid-size’ Ranger in Michigan to process demand for smaller, more fuel efficient pick ups in the US.

It’s not quite the same as the one we recognise in Europe, though: where domestic Rangers are diesel-only - with a six-speed auto/manual ‘box - new American Rangers are equipped with a 2.3-litre four-pot EcoBoost turbo and ten-speed auto. Which is basically a re-tuned Focus RS motor. Ford reckons it gives the outputs of a V6 with the efficiency of a four - and that ten-speed will no doubt help.

It’ll get plenty of kit, too, to try and keep it ahead of what is a very popular market segment and the trim lines run pretty much like the big-brother F-150: an 8-inch touchscreen, electric everything, Ford’s SYNC 3 multimedia with Alexa digital spying machine, a 4G modem and plenty of charging points so you never run out of charge while attending to the ‘Gram.

On the real side of things, there’s standard Automatic Emergency Braking, Lane Keep Assist, Lane Departure Warning and the like, and a Reverse Sensing System and Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage are standard on the more expensive XLT and Lariat trim levels. You can also get Pre-Collision Assist with Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control on the latter. There’s even an optional B&O Play sound system for those that like their tunes.

But the bit that made us sit up and take notice is something called the the ‘FX4’ off-road package. Now, this package isn’t new on Ford trucks in the US, but it includes off-road-spec suspension, AT tyres and underbody protection as well as the same Terrain Management System you get on the Raptor (the usual - it’s a drive-mode selector that can deal with ‘normal’; grass, gravel and snow; mud and ruts; and sand, tweaking throttle response and transmission strategy).

So when you add in the Trac-Lok lockable diffs - so it should actually be pretty capable if you do decide to meander off the beaten path - what you actually get is sorta-kinda a 4/5ths-scale Raptor - especially if you throw a decent tune on that engine… now there’s a thought…
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Ford today reveals the all-new 2019 Ford Ranger for North America, bringing midsize truck fans a new choice from America’s truck sales leader – one that’s engineered Built Ford Tough and packed with driver-assist technologies to make driving easier whether on- or off-road.

Production begins late this year at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant as customer demand is growing for midsize trucks. U.S. sales are up 83 percent since 2014 as a new generation of midsize truck buyers seek more maneuverable, fuel-efficient pickups.

The 2019 Ford Ranger answers the call with an all-new midsize pickup featuring a new exterior design, chassis and powertrain developed specifically for North American truck customers. Powerful and strong, with a high-strength steel frame, Ranger is equipped with a proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost® engine mated to the only 10-speed automatic transmission in the segment.

“Ranger has always held a special place in the hearts of truck fans,” said Hau Thai-Tang, Ford executive vice president, Product Development and Purchasing. “The all-new Ranger is designed for today’s midsize truck buyer, delivering even more utility, capability and technology for those who blend city living with more off-the-grid adventures on weekends.”

Ranger comes in entry-level XL, mid-level XLT and high-level Lariat trim series with available Chrome and Sport appearance and FX Off-Road packages, and in SuperCab or SuperCrew cab configurations.

Built Ford Tough

Built Ford Tough is engineered in Ranger’s DNA – from its high-strength steel frame backbone to its frame-mounted steel front and rear bumpers. Ford engineers put Ranger through the same torture testing as the legendary F-150 goes through.

Even its design is tough. Ranger’s muscular body features a high beltline that emphasizes strength, while a raked grille and windshield provide an athletic appearance – designed to aid in aerodynamics and reduce wind noise. Short overhangs are functional off-road for clearing obstacles.

From the rear, the Ranger nameplate stamped in the tailgate conveys strength, and the tailgate itself is designed to handle people and cargo. A rugged steel bumper with an available integrated trailer hitch receiver helps make towing campers, ATVs or watercraft a breeze.

Inside, Ranger blends comfort and functionality with room for up to five people, their gear and accessories. A center stack includes an 8-inch touch screen for the available SYNC® 3 system, while the instrument cluster features dual LCD productivity screens for real-time vehicle, navigation and audio information.

Ranger’s twin-power dome hood houses its 2.3-liter EcoBoost engine designed for efficiency and capability thanks to direct fuel injection, a twin-scroll turbocharger and 16-valve design. For added durability, the engine features a forged-steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and chain-driven dual overhead cams.

“Ranger’s proven 2.3-liter EcoBoost provides a torque target on par with competing V6 engines, but with the efficiency of a four-cylinder,” said Thai-Tang. “When you pair that with its 10-speed transmission, you’ve got one of the most versatile, powerful and efficient powertrains in the segment.”

Adventure-ready

Ranger is designed for a new generation of midsize truck customers who head off-road to recharge.

Ranger prioritizes ground clearance to help climb over off-road obstacles. The FX4 Off-Road Package provides additional trail capability with off-road-tuned shocks, all-terrain tires, a frame-mounted heavy-gauge steel front bash plate, frame-mounted skid plates and FX4 badging.

To give customers a great all-terrain driving experience, Ranger’s FX4 Off-Road Package features an innovative Terrain Management System™ similar to the F-150 Raptor’s. It includes four distinct drive modes – normal; grass, gravel and snow; mud and ruts; and sand. The system can shift on the fly to automatically change throttle responsiveness, transmission gearing and vehicle controls to tailor traction, driveability and performance to any given terrain or weather condition.

The FX4 Off-Road Package introduces Ford’s all-new Trail Control™ technology. Like cruise control for the highway but designed for low-speed, rugged terrain, Trail Control takes over acceleration and braking – sending power and braking to each individual wheel to allow drivers to focus on steering along the course.

Power is distributed through Dana® AdvanTEK® independent front and solid rear axles on both 2WD and 4WD models with an available electronic-locking rear axle (standard on FX2 and FX4) for increased all-terrain traction. Ranger four-wheel-drive versions feature 2-high, 4-high and 4-low.

Innovative technology

Ranger incorporates smart driver-assist, passenger convenience and connectivity technologies. Advanced driver-assist technologies include standard Automatic Emergency Braking, while Lane Keeping Assist, Lane Departure Warning, a Reverse Sensing System and class-exclusive Blind Spot Information System with trailer coverage are standard on XLT and Lariat trim levels. Additional driver-assist technologies standard on Lariat include Pedestrian Detection and Adaptive Cruise Control.

Available SYNC® 3 features Apple CarPlay and Android Auto compatibility, Ford+Alexa personal assistant functionality and optional navigation. An available FordPass™ Connect 4G LTE modem provides Wi-Fi access for up to 10 devices. Available AC power outlets allow for charging of laptops and USB outlets provide more options for passengers to connect. Available B&O PLAY premium audio is specially tuned for the Ranger cab to deliver a rich and engaging listening experience.

Additional features include optional LED headlamps and taillamps. Optional exterior lighting includes puddle lamps and lighting for the cargo bed, while Ford’s available Smart Trailer Tow connector alerts drivers to faulty trailer connections.
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The first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor, Ford's latest off-road, performance pick-up truck, blasted out from behind its camouflage during a reveal event in Thailand.

The ultimate Ranger is purposefully designed, built and tested to set a benchmark as the only factory-built performance truck across Asia Pacific. Designed by Ford Performance team for the true enthusiast off-roader, Ford Ranger Raptor strengthens Ford's commitment to deliver high performance pickup trucks to our customers.

"We are so excited and proud to unleash this vehicle to the public, driving it really makes you feel like a hero," said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance. "The Ford Performance team is excited to extend the Raptor name from our flagship off-road performance F-150 to Ranger. Just like the F-150 Raptor, the Ford Ranger Raptor builds upon the core capability of the range of vehicles it comes from and carries the unmistakable Ford Performance DNA appearance."

Bold Design
The Ford Ranger Raptor features distinctive design cues inside and out that are functionally driven.

At the front, a stunning new grille takes styling cues from the world's first factory-built high performance off road truck, the F-150 Raptor. The iconic block FORD lettering proudly positioned within the grille design is unmistakable when emerging from a dust cloud.

A frame mounted front-bumper system is designed to offer desert durability performance and a distinctive presence. The front bumper also includes new LED fog lamps with functional air-curtain ducts, which help to reduce air resistance of the body.

Using composite materials, the front fenders not only look tough, but resist dents and dings often associated with off-road usage. The flared shape of the fenders are required for the long travel suspension and oversized tires. The exterior color palate offerings include Lightning Blue, Race Red, Shadow Black, Frozen White, as well as a unique Hero color for the Ford Ranger Raptor, Conquer Grey. Contrasting Dyno Grey accents helps to accentuate the vehicle's look even further.

Vehicle stance is noticeably bigger from every angle, standing at an impressive 1873mm tall, 2180mm wide and 5398mm long, with wider front and rear tracks at 1710mm. Ground clearance is increased to 283mm, while the approach angle of 32.5°, ramp over angle of 24°, and departure angle of 24° as a package are superior to anything seen before.

Starting from the ground up, the side steps are a cut above the rest. The step boards were designed specifically to prevent rock spray from hitting the rear of the truck and the holes have been designed to drain sand, mud and snow. The tough high-strength aluminium alloy die-cast main step board is designed for durability, undergoing testing which includes a load of 100kg being applied 84,000 times to simulate over 10 years in the field. A two-stage coating process involves the main step board firstly being powder-coated, before then having a robust grit-paint applied which results in a tough appearance that is also highly durable - scuff, scratch, stain-resistant with superior resistance to environmental weathering.

At the rear, a modified rear bumper comes with an integrated tow bar and two recovery hooks rated at 3.8 tonnes. Updated styling to the rear includes flush sensor bezels and specially packaged and styled tow connectors. Providing an abundance of space, the 1560mm x 1743mm tray has been designed with the weekend explorer in mind, while the 2500kg towing capacity also accounts for dirt bikes or jet-skis, as well as traditional work needs during the week.

Inside, Ranger Raptor offers a tailored Ford Performance DNA interior design with a high level of craftsmanship, harmonious colours and durable materials suitable for both off-road driving and everyday use. The seats are specially designed for off-road high speed performance support, allowing the driver to engage in enthusiastic handling, while also providing superior on-road comfort. The use of technical suede on the seats for additional occupant grip shows the practicality behind the material choice.

Multiple long-distance drive events were staged to gauge just how the seats perform over an extended period of time, both on highways and off-road tracks to simulate customer usage. The dual hardness cushion ticked all the boxes, providing superior lateral support and reduced feel of any chassis vibration. This is achieved by a modified structure, using bolsters on the seat back for greater support.

When getting behind the wheel, Ford Ranger Raptor drivers will notice the detailed cockpit differences everywhere they look, including the blue stitching and leather accents. The cluster has aggressive styling, encompassing a host of Driver Assist features. The steering wheel is distinctively different; new Raptor DNA lightweight magnesium paddle shifters for crisp gear changing are easily accessible near the perforated leather hand grip sections on the rim for precision off-road shifting when you really need it.

Ford Performance DNA has played a significant role in the purposeful styling, including the 'On-centre' marker - a red stripe at the top-middle of the wheel to let you know where the centre is when operating the vehicle at high speed. The steering wheel is finished off with the Raptor logo debossed into the spoke bezel.

Chassis, Brakes and Suspension
The Ford Ranger Raptor's chassis frame is a unique frame that is designed for the vehicle to travel at high speeds off road and endure the punishment that off road racing provides.

Ford Ranger Raptor's innovative new coilover rear suspension uses a Watt's link setup with solid rear axle to provide superior lateral control off-road while also helping improve ride and handling.

The frame design incorporates new geometry for the large suspension, providing the Raptor DNA increased track and wheel travel. Built to withstand high-impact off-road events, Ranger Raptor's frame consists of various grades of high-strength low-alloy (HSLA) steel. The stiffened side-rails are made from increased HSLA grade steel to absorb off-road high speed impacts.

The front accommodates strengthened protruding shock absorber towers, while a new bespoke coilover rear suspension with an integrated Watt's linkage allows the axle to move up and down with very little lateral movement. Two recovery hooks rated at 4.5 tonnes can be found at the front, plus reinforced spare tyre mounting cross-members for the larger 17-inch Raptor rims.

The braking system on the Ford Ranger Raptor offers extreme stopping power through new and bespoke components. At the front, twin-piston calipers have been increased by 9.5mm in diameter, while the ventilated rotors are an impressive 332 x 32mm in size. At the rear, Ranger Raptor comes with disc brakes with a brake actuation master cylinder and booster to increase braking performance. The 332 x 24mm rear rotor is ventilated and coupled with a new 54mm caliper.

"The standout experience of the Ranger Raptor, hands down, is how far you can push it off-road versus any other available production road vehicle in our markets, and still ride like a millionaire on-road," said Damien Ross, Chief Program Engineer, Ranger Raptor, Ford Motor Company. "Everything about the Ranger Raptor builds on the already outstanding sophisticated feel and functional capability of the Ranger, and then goes further. From a driving dynamic fun standpoint, it is really an exceptionally special vehicle."

Raptor's race-bred suspension has been specifically crafted to tackle undulating terrain at high-speed while remaining in complete control and comfort. The Position Sensitive Damping (PSD) shock absorbers (dampers) provide higher damping forces at full jounce and rebound to enable better off-road capabilities, and lower damping forces in the mid-travel zone for a class leading plush ride during on-road trips. These settings are truly calibrated for the best of both worlds.

The dampers are exclusively manufactured by Fox Racing Shox with 46.6mm piston for front and rear. Designed for off-road endurance terrain, the dampers, coupled with the long travel suspension, allow for an unsurpassed damping performance off-road and a plushest of rides on-road thanks to Internal Bypass technology.

Holding them in place are the forged aluminium upper arms and cast aluminium lower arms to facilitate greater suspension travel and optimized for performance and extreme off-road durability.

Hit the Beaten Track
Given the unforgiving terrain Ford Ranger Raptor has been developed for, it needed an aggressive set of tyres to keep it stable on and off-road. All-terrain BF Goodrich 285/70 R17 tyres have been specially developed for the Ranger Raptor. Holding a strong presence, each tyre measures 838mm in diameter and 285mm in width. The design offers a tough sidewall to take on all environments with confidence, a super grippy tread to extend owners' adventure time on and off-road and an aggressive off-road tread pattern which provides grip in wet, mud, sand and snow conditions.

Ford Ranger Raptor also comes with unique underbody protection to deflect off-road obstacles. The new bash plate is made from 2.3mm thick high-strength steel and meets enhanced capabilities for strength inline with Ford Performance requirements. The silver finished guard allows clearance to the dual front recovery hooks. Working together with the existing engine and transfer case undershields, the three elements provide protection to components such as the radiator, Electric Power Assisted Steering (EPAS), Front End Accessory Drive (FEAD), front cross-member, engine sump and front differential.

Tuned for all Terrains
Ranger Raptor comes with a Terrain Management System (TMS) offering six modes for various driving experiences, which can be selected via a dedicated five-button switch located on the steering wheel. Each mode has been calibrated to offer the best possible combination of technologies working in unison to tackle the chosen terrain or driving style with aplomb. These include:
  • On-road modes
    • Normal mode - Emphasising comfort, fuel economy and driveability
    • Sport mode - Responsive for spirited on-road driving. This means fast, crisp gear shifts at higher engine speeds to aid throttle response. The mapping reacts to increased demand inputs from the driver by holding gears longer and downshifting more aggressively.
  • Off-road modes
    • Grass/Gravel/Snow mode - Designed to inspire safe and confident driving on off-road slippery and uneven surfaces. This is done through smoother gear shifts and second-gear starts, minimizing the probability of wheel slip.
    • Mud/Sand mode - Vehicle responsiveness is tuned for optimum traction and momentum in deep, deformable surfaces like loose sand and mud. This is achieved by maintaining lower gears with high torque.
    • Rock mode - Used specifically for low-speed rocky terrain where smooth controllability is key.
    • Baja mode - Vehicle responsiveness is tuned for high-speed off-road performance, just like drivers need in the famous Baja Desert Rally. In this mode, vehicle systems like Traction Control are pared back in terms of intervention to allow spirited off-road driving without fighting the vehicle's on-board systems. Gear selection is optimized for maximum performance, and the mapping will hold gears longer and downshift more aggressively.
Power to Move You
The Ford Ranger Raptor powertrain features cutting edge technology to offer more power and torque, better fuel economy, less weight and with off-road specific calibrations for engine, transmission, driveline, steering, brakes and Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system.

In a revolutionary move to deliver incredible performance and responsiveness, a 10-Speed transmission is combined with a new 2.0L Bi-Turbo diesel engine in the Ranger Raptor to deliver a maximum of 213PS (157kW) of power and 500Nm of torque.

Ford engineers have tested the new powertrain extensively in order to prove out durability.

This testing includes running a 'thermo cycle' on the engine, heating both turbos to the point of glowing red for 200 hours non-stop. It can withstand this torture thanks to the turbo bearings and low-pressure (LP) turbo being water cooled to reduce temperature, avoid over-heating and protect the air induction components.

Working as a team, the smaller, high-pressure (HP) turbo is connected in a sequence to the larger, LP turbo and is controlled with by-pass valves that determine the operating mode depending on engine speed. At lower engine speeds, the two turbos work in series, enhancing torque and responsiveness, while at higher engine speeds, the small HP turbo is bypassed, and the higher LP turbo provides boost to deliver more power.

The Ford-designed and Ford-built 10-speed automatic transmission is shared with the F-150 Raptor and has been created with high-strength steel, aluminium alloys and composites to optimize durability and weight. Having 10 gears means a wider ratio-span resulting in better acceleration and responsiveness. With more room to optimize gear spacing, engineers could customize gear progression far more efficiently than before, providing more accurate - and quicker - upshift and downshift capability.

The all-new electronic system features real-time adaptive shift-scheduling algorithms engineered to help ensure the right gear is selected at the right time. A unique transmission calibration also includes a 'Live in Drive' function, meaning that the paddle shifters are always available for manual gear selection override.

Practical Technology at Hand
Ford Ranger Raptor comes with a host of advanced Driver Assist Technologies (DATs) at the push of a button which are not just cutting edge, but genuinely practical for everyday use.

Leading the way in connectivity, SYNC 3 is a fully integrated, voice activation system that lets the driver use their favourite devices while their hands stay on the wheel and eyes on the road. The Satellite Navigation System comes into its own when off-roading in remote areas, even offering a 'breadcrumb' feature to leave a trail when entering unchartered areas - perfect for the serious off-roader.

High levels of active and passive safety have been designed-in from the outset, including the improved Ford Stability Control incorporating Roll Mitigation Function.

Ford's comprehensive Electronic Stability Control (ESC) system is also there to help in difficult cornering and braking situations. The impressive technology suite includes Trailer Sway Control (TSC), Hill Start Assist (HSA), Hill Descent Control (HDC) and Load Adaptive Control (LAC).

The rear view camera displayed on the eight-inch colour LCD screen matched with the rear parking sensors gives drivers the utmost confidence when parking anywhere.

For convenient access, an EZ Lift Tailgate uses a new rod assembly to give the owner a 66 percent reduction in initial lift force. Intelligent Access, also known as passive entry, allows the owner to unlock, lock and start the vehicle without having to reach for their keys. Using a radio frequency signal, the key fob allows the owner to start the vehicle with a press of a button, and is able to activate central locking for the doors and the tailgate. In the case of a depleted battery, a mechanical key blade is incorporated into the fob design.

An Exhilarating Driving Experience
Inheriting vital capability from the truly successful Ranger and complementing that with DNA from the F-150 Raptor, the Ranger Raptor is set to turn heads throughout Australia and around the world.

"It is amazing to enable this level of performance and create a vehicle that can provide off-road enthusiasts such an adrenaline rush," said Hameedi. "It really is like a motocross bike, snowmobile and an ATV rolled up into a pickup truck - it's an incredible, awesome experience!"

The Ford Ranger Raptor will be produced in Ford Thailand Manufacturing (FTM) using Ford's latest state of the art manufacturing techniques and facilities.
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New Ranger reminds me of a Colorado/Canyon.


Even thought the F-150 is bigger, I still think I will go with that over the Ranger.

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Odds are this Raptor will be in the F150 XLT price range.
Also, not slated for US production/sales, yet. And, by the article above, only available with a bi-turbo 4cyl diesel. A US-spec, I'd think, would be maybe the 2.7V6EcoBoost.
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I like everything but the interior.
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I like everything about the interior too. Uninspiring to say the least.
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https://www.autoblog.com/2018/08/07/...-configurator/

Update: Ford contacted Autoblog after the story went live. The configurator went up early. Pricing isn't finalized, though Ford says both pricing and the full configurator will go up next week. Ford also says there will be no regular cab available for the 2019 Ranger.

The 2019 Ford Ranger was revealed earlier this year at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Since then, details on the new truck have been scarce. We've had plenty of spy photos, including some of a bright red Ranger Raptor and one of a window sticker, but full options and pricing have remained a mystery. Thanks to some expert sleuthing by Off-Road.com, it seems there's a full Ranger configurator live and hidden on Ford's website. You can check it out here, though we're not sure how long the link will remain active. You can browse a gallery of screenshots above.

It seems that by changing the model name in the URL, you can access the builder. The biggest news might be full pricing for the 2019 Ranger, though we won't see final pricing until next week. As it stands, a base Ranger XL starts at $25,095. For comparison, a 2018 Toyota Tacoma SR starts at $26,445 while a base 2018 Chevy Colorado starts at $21,590, though the Taco does have a "Utility Package" that strips options and drops the price to $24,740. All three are powered by inline-fours, though the Ranger gets the powerful turbocharged 2.3-liter EcoBoost even it its lowest spec.










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I think the resale value on the taco alone is enough to convince most of the buyers to go with Taco instead of this...
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