Ford has been on a roll with its newest lineup of F-150 light-duty trucks receiving good reviews from all quarters. Now, the company’s performance division has made a compact version of the 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor which will be unveiled in select countries including Australia and the USA. The spy photos of the new model are caught and it`s camouflaged.
2020 Ford Ranger Raptor Exterior is rugged and attractive
Of late, the model 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor’s test prototype has been spotted testing in Michigan. The truck has rugged and attractive styling. It has some resemblances with the Ford F-150 Raptor.
The exterior side has Ranger logo embossed on the sides and rear section. Exterior color choices are Shadow Black, Race Red, Lightning Blue, Conquer Grey and Frozen White. This model is a little bigger than the Ranger FX4 which is the Australia specific model.
Interior and Safety Features
The cabin will be ruggedly styled with focus on utility. It will have space to accommodate 4 adults though cargo storage option will not be huge. The seats may have white and blue leather contrast stitching. The cabin may also have good noise insulation features inbuilt.
The newest 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor will be equipped with several amenities and safety technologies used in the F150 range will make a foray into it too. So, you can expect it to come with several airbags, traction control, rear vision camera, stability control and lane keep assist. Ford may offer optional safety package which will include advanced features like blind spot monitor and adaptive cruise control.
The cabin will feature a display controller with infotainment setup. Support for GPS, HD radio and Bluetooth will be there. A premium audio system and sunroof may be kept optional.
2020 Ford Ranger Raptor Engine and transmission details
The upcoming 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor will be powered by a 2.0-liter turbo diesel engine with an estimated output of 210 HP. While it is a stable performer, rival Chevy Colorado ZR2 is sold with more engine choices.
Also, it will be offered with EcoBoost gasoline engine. This engine remains same as in the predecessor 2.7-liter EcoBoost V-6, with outputs similar to the 335 horsepower and 380 lb-ft. The same engine also powers model 2019 Edge ST. Like the model F-150 Raptor, this new version will come with a 10-speed automatic transmission.
Fuel Economy and Towing Capacity
Fuel economy of the 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor is expected to be good though nothing is clear about the towing capacity. However, we expect better-towing capacity than in a current model that tow up to 5,500 lbs. Rumors also said that will get the extended towing capacity to 7700 pounds like the standard version Ford Ranger for 2019.
2020 Ford Ranger Raptor Price and Release Date Rumors
The approx price of upcoming 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor is $58.000. This is way above the price of regular F-150 range but Raptor Ranger buyers are those who want adventure ready truck with extensive off-road prowess. The release date can be in late 2019.
The upcoming 2020 Ford Ranger Raptor is a nice compact off-road centric truck that will give the US car giant the means to fight off competition from rivals like Toyota and Nissan. It has got aggressive styling and rugged build. The cabin is also decent for its class and engine choices are likely to be solid. It is likely to get enough amenities and cutting-edge safety features. Ford has priced the truck rather high but that may not deter the target buyers.