Today, Ford announced pricing for the upcoming Ranger Raptor high performance ute.
That price is set at $74,990 plus on-road costs. For context as to where it sits in the marketplace, refer the table below.
Although many may express distaste, the Raptor’s price tag is actually pretty reasonable considering what you get – a turbo-diesel ute that is built for high speed offroading, with racing shocks, brakes and body components. It’s not just a sticker pack.
Speaking of that diesel engine – it’s a 2.0-litre twin turbo unit that produces a pretty lackluster 157kW of power and 500Nm of torque, sent to all wheels through a 10-speed automatic transmission. The Ranger Raptor has a load of Ranger-specific special offroad features, including a 6-mode Terrain Management System with low range modes, a locking rear diff, and a Baja sand mode. Ground clearance is rated at 283mm, while the approach angle is 32.5 degrees and departure at 24 degrees – it rides on 17-inch wheels wrapped in 285/70 BF Goodrich all-terrain tyres, accompanied by Fox Racing shocks and performance brakes with 2-piston front/1-piston rear calipers and 332mm discs. Inside, the Raptor features Ford Performance seats, a red stripe on the sports steering wheel, Raptor logos, as well as an 8-inch SYNC 3 infotainment system with sat nav and a reversing camera.
The Ford Ranger Raptor goes on sale in the fourth quarter of 2018, for the aforementioned price of $74,990 plus on road costs. What do you think of it? Let me know below.