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The ul­ti­mate ver­sion of Ford’s topselling turbo-diesel dou­ble cab ute, the Ranger Rap­tor is on its way here later this year with an RRP of $84,990+ORCS. The Ranger Rap­tor will lead the 2018 Ranger line-up and be of­fered in other mar­kets around the world, just as Ranger is of­fered in more than 180 coun­tries. Ranger Rap­tor will show­case Ford de­sign and en­gi­neer­ing ex­per­tise in con­junc­tion with Ford Per­for­mance Rap­tor DNA that builds on Ford’s strong truck her­itage.

A force to be reck­oned with…

Lev­er­ag­ing Ford’s en­gi­neer­ing ex­pe­ri­ence in build­ing tough trucks and global en­gi­neer­ing ex­per­tise in per­for­mance ve­hi­cles, the Ranger Rap­tor is an ex­tremely ca­pa­ble of­froader built on cus­tomer feed­back from Ford’s per­for­mance and truck prod­ucts, both in New Zealand and around the globe. It is made for off-road en­thu­si­asts who ap­pre­ci­ate an out­door life­style and seek out the most ex­treme ter­rain, de­mand­ing an au­then­tic, truly ca­pa­ble ve­hi­cle that sets them apart from other off-road­ers. Ranger Rap­tor is the re­sult of this vi­sion.

Equipped like no other

The Ranger Rap­tor will be of­fered as a sin­gle spec­i­fi­ca­tion, fea­tur­ing an all- new pow­er­train, ad­vanced sus­pen­sion and un­matched ca­pa­bil­ity as the first Ford Per­for­mance ute of­fered in New Zealand. Ford Per­for­mance Rap­tor DNA be­gins with the Ranger Rap­tor’s ag­gres­sive stance, unique front and rear bumpers and 33-inch di­am­e­ter BF Goodrich all-ter­rain tyres. Un­der­neath the skin, Ranger Rap­tor’s race-bred long travel sus­pen­sion with Fox Shox, alu­minium up­per and lower con­trol arms, heavy duty skid-plates and un­der­body pro­tec­tion, which – com­bined with a unique chas­sis – en­ables it to be the most ca­pa­ble off-road Ford Ranger. This in­cludes wider front and rear tracks, greater ride height, in­creased ap­proach and de­par­ture an­gles, as well as wa­ter wad­ing ca­pa­bil­ity that’s en­hanced to 850mm.

All-new en­gine

The Ranger Rap­tor will be pow­ered by a new-gen­er­a­tion two-litre, four-cylin­der Bi-turbo diesel en­gine pro­duc­ing 157kw/500nm through a 10-speed au­to­matic with mag­ne­sium pad­dle shifters for high per­for­mance ca­pa­bil­ity. Drive is trans­ferred to the ground via a unique six-mode Ter­rain Man­age­ment Sys­tem (TMS), which in­cludes low - and high-range four­wheel drive, a lock­ing rear dif­fer­en­tial and a unique Baja mode, ex­clu­sive to the new Rap­tor, which of­fers the ul­ti­mate off-road per­for­mance set­tings.

Bbroad-shoul­dered, high-rid­ing stance key to new Rranger Rrap­tor’s ’ vis­ual ap­peal.

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