Ford to sell Raptor here?

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Far from us here at NZ4WD to talk out of school, but word on the street ( or rather, ‘a lit tle birdie told us’) that Ford is set to put a RHD F-150 Raptor on sale here within the next 18 months. De­tails – ob­vi­ously – are sketchy be­cause it is top se­cret but the mes­sage we are hear­ing is that the de­mand is def­i­nitely there and that it is only the de­tails of when, where and how fac­tory-ap­proved RHD mod­els can be sourced and put on a ship that have to be set­tled. Cer­tainly any de­ci­sion could not come at a bet­ter time with Ranger so dom­i­nant in the ute mar­ket and com­pet­ing US mar­ques like Jeep and RAM al­ready hav­ing Raptor-size RHD mod­els on sale here. The all-new 2017 F-150 Raptor is also, ap­par­ently, a ma­jor im­prove­ment on pre­vi­ous mod­els with more power and torque, and lower weight through the use of high strength, mil­i­tary grade, alu­minium al­loy. It also comes with the most ad­vanced pow­er­train, trans­fer case and sus­pen­sion ever in an F-150 with cus­tom-en­gi­neered Fox shocks, a unique set of BFGoodrich tyres and the use of Ford’s in­no­va­tive Ter­rain Man­age­ment Sys­tem which changes be­tween two, four­wheel and AWD modes with ter­rain-spe­cific pow­er­train cal­i­bra­tions based on the ter­rain mode se­lected. More news on an RHD NZ re­lease as it comes to hand.

Wish-list top­per, Ford’s F-150 Raptor.

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