FORD has today announced that the hugely popular Ford Ranger ute will be available in an off-road performance variant for the first time ever – to be known as the Ford Ranger Raptor, the purpose-built, desert-racing inspired pickup truck will land in Australia next year.
Designed and engineered to deliver an adrenaline pumping experience, the Ford Ranger Raptor sports a head-turning exterior look that exudes toughness as well as a level of capability and off-road performance never before seen in the mid-size ute segment.
Sharing the same nomenclature as the F-150 Raptor, the world’s most extreme production truck, Ford’s Ranger Raptor will create a class of its own among off-road performance vehicles.
“Combining the Raptor’s advanced off-road capabilities with the versatility of the Ranger is a significant accomplishment for Ford’s world-class engineering and design teams,” said Jamal Hameedi, chief engineer, Ford Performance.
The Ford Ranger Raptor joins its F-150 Raptor to advance the globally renowned Ford Performance DNA, complementing the on-road high performance lineup of Ford GT, Ford Mustang Shelby, Focus RS and Focus ST.