FORD’S FIRST-EVER RANGER RAP­TOR

Diesel Power - - Power Bits -

Ford’s new Ranger Rap­tor—as of our dead­line for this re­port, avail­able only for Asia Pa­cific buy­ers—fea­tures a 2.0L com­pound-tur­bocharged diesel engine mak­ing 210 hp and 369 lb-ft of torque, 10-speed au­to­matic trans­mis­sion, race-ready coilover rear sus­pen­sion with Watt’s link­age, Fox Fac­tory shocks, and looks that are sim­i­lar to its big brother, the wide-and-tall F-150 Rap­tor. The rear bumper sports an in­te­grated tow bar, while the front end has spe­cial fog­lights and func­tional ducts. The pickup’s in­te­rior con­tin­ues the per­for­mance theme, in­clud­ing off-road seats. The truck is be­ing built at Ford

Thai­land Man­u­fac­tur­ing, and while we’re keeping the faith that the U.S. will re­ceive the Ranger Rap­tor, will it also gain a diesel ver­sion? Ev­ery­one is cau­tiously op­ti­mistic about that hap­pen­ing.

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