The Ford Ranger Raptor: toughness and intelligence come and see us at Chartrand Ford in Laval for more information.


The Ford Ranger Raptor: toughness and intelligence


The Chartrand Ford dealership in Laval is proud to share great news that will certainly please its fans: the Raptor version of the Ford Ranger is officially set to come out in 2018, first on the Asian-Pacific markets, as Australia Ford has confirmed it. As for the North-American market, it will have to wait until the following year, in 2019, when the Ranger Raptor will join the ranks of high-performance vehicles, which already includes the famous F-150 which has proven to be a commercial success. There is absolutely no doubt that the Ford Ranger Raptor will offer its Ranger fans a unique opportunity to own an authentic off-road version of their favorite truck. A vehicle that will make heads turn!
The news about the Ranger being offered in the Raptor version goes back to 2015, a time during which pictures of it were already circulating on the Internet. Several weeks ago, American photographers were able to immortalize a Ranger-Raptor prototype while undergoing tests, revealing a multi-link coil springs rear suspension with Watt linkage, rear disc brakes - new on the Ranger -, equipped with all-terrain TA BF Goodrich 285/70 R17 tires thanks to which the Ranger's ground clearance would increase from 225 mm to 254 mm, as opposed to the 265/50 R20 tire model.
Ford Ranger Raptor 2018 blue in the desert, inside view of the Ford Ranger Raptor 2018, seats and steering wheel.
According to one of those photographers, the typical sound of a diesel engine would have been heard, which indicates that the Raptor model could be thrown on the market with an improved version of the Ranger's current 3.2-liter and 5-cylinder diesel engine. It is also possible that it be built with a V6 2.7 or 3.5-liter EcoBoost gasoline engine. Whatever the powertrain, we can expect to see the 10-speed automatic gearbox co-developed by GM make its debut on the Ranger towards the end of the year or the beginning of next year.
Don't forget to keep your ears open

on the news concerning the Ranger Raptor in the next several weeks to come and make sure to get in touch with your Chartrand Ford dealership in Laval. Schedule an appointment with us now for a test drive of the best versions of this new model (as soon as it is available in store). You will then be able to see for yourself the performance and qualities of the Raptor range. Give it a try and you shall be convinced.
To be followed with interest!

Configure your 2018 Ranger Raptor with the help of our experts at Chartrand Ford Laval near Montreal.
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