Ranger Raptor Pickup Breaks Cover Down Under

We know that the Ranger is returning to Ford’s pickup portfolio, but Ford of Australia revealed that a performance variant is coming as well — at least if you live in the Asia-Pacific region. That variant is the Ranger Raptor, an off-road-ready version of Ford’s smaller truck.

Your off-roading dreams are about to come true. — Ford

“Your off-roading dreams are about to come true,” says Ford. “Joining the Ford lineup in 2018, the Ford Ranger Raptor will be the ultimate performance off-road truck.”

Considering the prowess of the extant F-150 Raptor, that is certainly a bold claim, but Ford isn’t likely to throw such praise around lightly. Could the smaller, more agile  truck offer a real edge in the wild that is larger cousin can’t?

Ford revealed that an off-road-ready Ranger Raptor will join is Asia Pacific product line.

Ford Ranger Raptor with off-road performance is being tested in Australia. — Ford

“Ford Ranger Raptor with off-road performance is being tested in Australia,” the video description says. “The ultimate expression of Ford Ranger will come with exclusive features targeted to deliver the ultimate experience for off-road users.”

Of course, the burning question is will this rugged Ranger jump across the pond and become available in other regions? Time will tell, but color us intrigued.

 

About the author

Steve Turner

As Executive Editor of FordNXT and Ford Muscle, Steve Turner brings decades of passion and knowledge to Power Automedia. He has covered the world of Ford performance for over 20 years. From the swan song of the Fox Mustang to the birth of the Coyote, Steve had a front-row seat.
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