2023 Ford Ranger Raptor, with 3.0-liter V6 engine, goes official
US automaker Ford has revealed its 2023 Ranger Raptor pick-up truck in Europe. It will be up for grabs there by late-summer. The vehicle has an aggressive design, improved suspension, and a spacious cabin loaded with a bevy of tech-based features. It draws power from a 3.0-liter, V6 EcoBoost engine that puts out a maximum power of 288hp.
- The 2023 version of the Ford Ranger Raptor offers better looks and performance as compared to the outgoing model. It is likely to rack up decent sales in the European markets.
- Considering that the demand for luxury pick-up trucks is still at a nascent stage in India, it is unclear whether the vehicle will be introduced on our shores.
The 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor has a muscular bonnet, a large black grille, a wide air dam, a silvered skid plate, and C-shaped matrix LED headlights. It is flanked by indicator-mounted ORVMs, aluminium side-steppers, flared wheel arches, and 17-inch wheels shod in all-terrain tires. A large cargo bed, vertically-positioned taillamps, and a sporty exhaust with adjustable flaps are available on the rear end.
Ford Ranger Raptor has a premium cabin, featuring sports seats inspired by jet fighters, magnesium shift paddles, orange accents, a 10-speaker B&O audio system, and a multifunctional steering wheel. It packs a 12.4-inch digital instrument cluster and a 12.0-inch SYNC 4 touchscreen infotainment system with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay support. Multiple airbags and a Trail Control cruise control system ensure the passengers' safety.
Ford Ranger Raptor runs on a 3.0-liter, V6 EcoBoost engine that generates 288hp/491Nm and is linked to a 10-speed automatic gearbox and an all-wheel-drive system. FOX 2.5-inch shock absorbers, toughened mounts for the shock pads, an electronically-controlled on-demand 2-speed transfer case, and locking differentials ensure better performance. Seven selectable driving modes: Normal, Rock Crawl, Sand, Mud/Ruts, Baja, Sport, and Slippery are also available.
The pricing details of the 2023 Ford Ranger Raptor in Europe are currently unavailable. However, it should carry a significant premium over the outgoing model which begins at £44,250 (around Rs. 45 lakh) in the UK.